"My skin is my canvas. The artwork on it represents something that is very powerful and meaningful in my life. I look at my skin as something of a living diary because all my tattoos represent a time in my life. And I never wish to shut the door on the past, so I carry it all with me."
- Dave Navarro
- Dave Navarro
What's a tattoo on your body without a meaning to your soul? A tattoo, is more than a design or an inscription on your body. It is a belief, a reason, a meaning, which has a powerful impact on your soul, on who you actually are. We all tend to wear a mask on ourselves at one point or the other in life! We do so, because we feel that there is no one to accept us as what we are within. A tattoo, in this case, is something that helps us portray ourselves to others. In fact, more than that, it reminds us, that unlike most who are living a life without meaning, or are avoiding their own beliefs just because others won't accept them, or will end up questioning them; we, on the other hand, are not afraid of telling the world what lies in our soul.
For a man can lose his wealth, his health, his wife, his children and family, also his friends, or everything what he truly loves, but a tattoo is something that will stay on him, with him, until he takes his last breath! Therefore, it is important for your tattoo meaning to be something very strong, and this article will help you go through the various meaningful tattoo ideas for men. Have a look and think what suits your beliefs!
History Of Tattoos
If you go through the history of tattoos, you would be surprised to find out that inking tattoos has been a practice since the ancient times, and mostly men were the ones who inked tattoos on themselves! These tattoos had significant meaning in their lives and represented the social status of the men in the society. Not only this, the native tribes inked tattoos based on some natural element that they believed, to be the source of their power.
Even today, many people go for tattoos that hold a meaning in their lives and carry them proudly on themselves. On the other hand, there are some people who just follow what others have done, and just because it 'looks' good, get it inked on themselves, later regretting the decision as to why did they do it! Mentioned below are some tattoos for men that hold a specific meaning. Have a look!
Meaningful Tattoos for Men
Meaningful Tribal Tattoos
Undoubtedly, these are the most popular tattoo designs among men. Not only because they look extremely good because of their bold and fierce black strokes which give them a very masculine look, but also because they hold a very spiritual meaning behind them. Tribal tattoos for men not only symbolize an ancient artwork, but also allows your soul to connect with the wild spirit of the nature. Mentioned below are some meaningful tribal tattoos for men.
Meaningful Dragon Tattoos
We all are aware of the fact that a dragon tattoo is valued in Japanese and Chinese cultures to a great extent. The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, courage, and fierceness. It is the symbol of leadership, overcoming enemies, and protection against evil. Some interesting and meaningful dragon tattoo designs are mentioned as under.
Meaningful Zodiac Tattoos
All of us know the meaning that our respective zodiacs hold in our lives. For those who understand its power to influence our lives, have a look at some of the interesting and meaningful zodiac tattoo designs for men and women as well.
Meaningful Cross Tattoos
Apart from the religious value that a cross tattoo holds, an amazing thing about this tattoo design is that it can be recreated and 'reinvented' in numerous artistic and remarkably beautiful ways, so that no tattoo would look the same. You can also blend the cross tattoo designs for men with some other tattoo styles and create a unique masterpiece of your own.
Meaningful Celtic Tattoos
Celtic Tattoos are my personal favorite, and yes, they look 'WOW' on men! These tattoos look extremely masculine and give a classic appeal to the design, thanks to the Celtic knots which help create a uniquely artistic magic to the design. These tattoos are usually inked in black and blue and have bold strokes and visible lines which gives the tattoo the 'manly' look. Every Celtic symbol has a deep meaning in it. Have a look.
Other Meaningful Tattoos
Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are many more tattoo designs and ideas that can add meaning to your life. In fact, you can widen your horizon and give a good look into your soul in terms of what is that one thing that has touched your life and left so deep an impact, that it has become a part of you. It could be some inspirational quote, or some other source that can be modified into a meaningful tattoo idea. Mentioned below are some tattoos that can add meaning to your individuality!
"We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)
The meaningful tattoo ideas for men which are mentioned above are different, unique, and stand out in their own ways. We all are different, but there are a few things that are similar in everybody's life. The things we experience and the emotions we feel, while some things just come and go away from our lives, there are some, which leave a deep impact. There are some beliefs which are interesting to hear, but there are some which are interesting to live! So think deep, and realize what is the one thing in you, which defines who you are, which makes you similar to others, but yet, so different! All the best!