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Water Tattoo Designs and their Meanings
Water has some mysterious properties. It has the strength to wash away evil and negativity. How about getting a water tattoo to invite positivity? ThoughtfulTattoos gives you some creative water tattoo designs.
Payal Kanjwani
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
Something that is apt for Water Tattoos!
Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.
― Michelle Delio
Close your eyes for a moment. Think about the word 'Water'. What can you see? Life? Purity? Blue? Coolness? Well, these can be symbolic representations of water. Water tattoos are generally done by those associated with Western Zodiac water signs like Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces.

Tattoo artists have a lot of room for creativity when it comes to designing one of the essential elements of life. These tattoos are mostly worn on shoulders and the back. The thing about water tattoos is that water can be fused with many other elements, which can change the meaning of the artwork.
Water Tattoos: Meaning and Symbolism
✦ Water is one of the most essential elements required for the existence of living beings. Water has a mark in art and mythology, and history and religion. The ancient cultures associated water to the essence of life.
✦ Water plays a contrasting role―on one hand, it sustains life, but it can also get people drowned.
✦ On similar lines, water can help vanish fire, but it can also be the reason of destruction.
✦ Water tattoos symbolize protection, purity, and healing.
✦ Most importantly, water signifies creation of life. As we know, there would be no life on earth without water! And everything that's created gets destroyed in water. Thus, these tattoos convey rebirth and regeneration.
✦ Water cleanses not just our body, but also our mind and soul.
Let's look at different water tattoo designs.
Water tattoos hold a lot of significance culturally. Someone opting for a Japanese water tattoo tends to have a deeper belief in tradition and symbolism.
japanese ebisu water tattoo design
Ebisu is one of the seven lucky Gods of Japanese mythology. To be precise, Ebisu stands for fishermen and working men. He ensures a safe journey for sailors and seafarers. Owning a Japanese God tattoo is carrying immense luck and good will in the life journey.
japanese koi water tattoo design
Koi fish tattoos are intricate and a common choice for art lovers. Koi (carp) basically symbolizes good fortune and longevity. Red (or orange) koi tats specifically stand for strong expression of love.
The symbolism of water wave tattoo designs may vary with the wearer, his personal experiences, and choice.
water sleeve tattoo
This is an amazing water pattern depicting ups and downs of life. The sailor fights for survival, manages to stay strong, and float.
water wave tattoo behind the ear
A short ink just beneath the ear stands for simplicity, peace, and serenity.
ocean scene tattoo design
Portrayal of a beautiful shore on the shoulder-back area depicts life, love with the beaches and water, and a passion for travel.
evil water tattoo design
Water has a destructive nature too. Typhoons, hurricanes, are all the evil facets of water. People with intense and wild intentions go for such tats. This intensity can be for their work, or for their life.
tribal water tattoo on shoulder and chest
Stunningly done, this water tattoo has a tribal touch to it. It depicts strength, power, and masculinity.
tribal water tattoo design
Again, a tribal water design with a different interpretation, this one stands for elegance and beauty associated with the cool nature of water waves.
fire and water tattoo ideas
The two contrasting elements 'Water and Fire' make an excellent blend of fieriness and coolness. The design in the left infuses this concept in a Yin Yang design. Likewise, the streaks of water and fire are beautifully depicted through the Moon and Sun respectively.
anchor in water tattoo ideas
'Anchor in water' tattoos stand for hope, good luck, fidelity, stability, and salvation.