A tattoo without meaning is like a sentence without spaces. In fact, it is worthless to even get a tattoo inked if it doesn’t reflect you or your life in some way or the other. When speaking of us girls, we do not let anything come so close to us, unless we sense a connection with it. So, when it comes to something as permanent as a tattoo, how could we ignore the meaningfulness in the design? Fret not, this ThoughtfulTattoos article gives you some great meaningful tattoo ideas for girls.
[A] genuine tattoo… tells a story…., and if they don’t tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they’re just there for decoration, then they’re not a valid tattoo. There has to be some emotional appeal or they’re not, to my way of thinking, a real tattoo. It tells people what you are and what you believe in, so there’s no mistakes.
― Leo, Tattooist, 1993, quoted in Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription, 2000
Isn’t it wonderful to have a tattoo which has a story to tell? Being a proud owner of a meaningful tattoo makes the tattoo a magical and memorable symbol and not just an ‘attractive design’. Ask people who got a tattoo inked because they just thought that the design was pretty, and in the long run they regretted getting it done because it holds no meaning in their life! Therefore, you need to be very careful about the tattoo design that you choose before getting yourself inked, because later when you regret your decision and plan to get a tattoo removal done, it will be extremely costly and painful! So, think before you ink!
What we’re trying to say here is that a tattoo is more spiritual than aesthetic. And when it comes to tattoo designs for the female gender, or even the dominant gender for that matter, both these aspects play a crucial role. The only reason why this article is written, is to guide all the beautiful girls out there to select a tattoo that adds to the beauty of the body and gives a meaning to the soul.
Amazing Tattoo Designs for Girls and Their Meanings
People actually form an opinion about you by just looking at your tattoo design. An avid admirer of this body art will always ask you the story behind your chosen design, and you, on the other hand, will ruin his/her interest by failing to deliver a personalized answer. Therefore, decorate your body with something that you have decorated your soul with. The following ideas might help you through.
#1: Freedom-loving Tattoo Ideas
Among the many things that a girl wants, perhaps one of the most important thing is freedom. While it is undoubtedly our right, this “privilege” is usually more favored towards the dominant gender. There are still many parts of the world where girls who wish to live their lives unconventionally are frowned upon, often subdued because of “social” customs. In fact, for those of us who know, would agree to the fact that freedom is the one treasured privilege which we all tend to take for granted. The following tattoo designs will inspire you to express your appreciation and value for this fundamental gift.
Life is not lived unless you have freedom, be it the freedom to explore this world physically, or to be able to express yourself emotionally. Freedom is often associated with happiness, completeness, and liveliness. Using symbols such as birds, butterflies, and a free girl, the aforementioned tattoos help portray this gift in every possible way.
#2: Tattoo Ideas that Define Femininity
Femininity is a gift, a gift that men admire, and perhaps, feel intrigued with. A tattoo can be a great way to highlight how much you treasure this blessing, the blessing of charmingness, of motherhood, of playing an irreplaceable role in a man’s life. Being a girl, you’re beautiful, delicate, sensitive, and sensual. You are a girl who bewitches the opposite gender with your suaveness, innocence, and playfulness. You take pride in your own individuality and that is what makes you special. Here, we have some great tattoo designs that reflect this asset you possess.
A plain stroke, or a mix of colors and details, these tattoos successfully define the delicateness and beauty that is associated with being a girl. Enjoy it while it lasts!
#3: Spiritual Tattoo Designs
Spirituality is something that intrigues us girls all the time. It somehow makes us see beyond the obvious, explore beyond what we understand, and associate with the source of life itself. Be it religion, astrology, zodiacs, or being one with the ethereal elements of life, if these facets of life mystify you in some way or the other, or if you can associate with this side of life, then the following designs would help you reflect this belief of yours.
A religious symbol, a guardian angel for protection, a zodiac symbol, or a tree tattoo that reflects the roots that have kept you grounded and made you the person you are …, the aforementioned designs are just a few samples of the creative ways in which you can showcase your version of spirituality.
#4: Flower Tattoo Designs
A floral tattoo design has different meanings. It can define spirituality, femininity, beauty, and meaningful characteristics that are associated with being a woman. Be it plain black, or with added colorful strokes, you can be as creative and unique with this theme, and even if you’re trying to take a risk doing your own thing, it can never go wrong. You can ink your favorite flower, in your favorite color, or perhaps, go can go a step further by inking your birth flower. In fact, each flower comes with a special meaning. The following designs will display you the magic that this tattoo theme adds to your body.
Wonderful, isn’t it? It’s just amazing how there are different techniques introduced in the way of inking a design, it has come far beyond just black bold lines. As you must have noticed, tattoos with the water-color effect are becoming quite popular lately, especially when it comes to a tattoo as feminine as a flower, it turns out to be just perfect!
#5: Quotes Tattoo that Inspire …
Inking quotes is also a unique way to inspire yourself time and again, to remind yourself of the words that have the power to keep you on the right track, especially when life forces you to think the other way round. At times you don’t need anything else, but some encouraging words to get a hold of yourself, especially when nobody else but you can understand the emotional turmoil within you. The following designs are just some examples for serving the purpose.
Most people ink some quotes from the religious scriptures, or of a famous personality, or maybe something original. No matter what quote you choose, be sure that it is something that will always help you keep your head high, no matter how much life tries to take you down.
#6: Some Out-of-the-box Tattoo Ideas
Eccentricity is what appeals the most to the youth of today. While some of the tattoo designs listed above, being as meaningful and relevant as possible, are somehow considered to be stereotypical, the following tattoo designs reflect newness, youthfulness, modernness, and the fact that ‘different is the new trend’, especially in tattoos.
No matter what tattoo design you choose for yourself, unless it relates to you from deep within…, it is nothing more than a design, which you will eventually get bored of! You’re lucky to be born a girl, because you possess the traits, the abilities that make you special, unavoidable, and irreplaceable in the cycle of life. So be proud of your existence, and choose a design that makes you all the more confident about your life.