King Of Beasts; Lion Tattoo Meaning

Lion Tattoo MeaningFew animals capture the spirit of ferocity and sheer power like the lion does. Lions are the second largest cats in the world, and the only ones who live in large family groups (called prides). Male lions in particular, with their epic furry manes, are common in imagery and symbolism throughout the entire […]

Dandelion Tattoo Meanings

Nothing captures the whimsical memory of childhood summers quite like dandelions. Even as adults, there’s still something magical in finding the perfect, fluffy white dandelion and sending your wish off into the air as you blow away the tiny seeds. For such a small flower, dandelions have had a surprisingly big presence in Western culture, […]

Arrow Tattoo Meanings

Let’s face it… archers are cool. Some of the most awesome characters in pop culture have been archers, like Legolas, Katniss Everdeen, Hawkeye, or Merida from “Brave.” The upsurge in popular bow-wielding characters is at least partially responsible for the recent increase of arrow-based ink, but arrow tattoos have a wealth of symbolism that make […]

Koi Fish Tattoo Meanings

Koi fish are absolutely gorgeous, and one of the best-known icons of Japanese and Chinese culture. Originally, koi were just common carp fish, but were selectively bred to produce the beautiful colors and patterns that we see today. The elegance of their shape and their brightly glittering, colorful scales make them one of the most […]

Wolf Tattoo Meaning

Wolves have stalked through the human psyche for our entire history.  For some of us, they are terrifying predators, creatures of the night that haunt our dreams and whose iconic howl sends chills down our spine. For others, wolves are noble warrior spirits, guardians, and symbols of strength and loyalty.  Notoriously shy of humans, wolves […]

Feather Tattoo Meaning

Feathers have always been a popular choice for tattoo designs, either on their own or incorporated into larger pieces. Feather symbolism spans over many cultures, though it is particularly strong in Native American culture. Most Native Americans are Animists, meaning that they believe that every part of nature – humans, animals, plants, the earth, etc. […]

Sun and Moon Tattoo Meanings

There aren’t many symbols that are more pervasive and deeply entrenched in humanity’s collective culture than those of the Sun and Moon.  These celestial bodies have captured our fascination since humans first walked on two legs; they have been objects of worship, sources of magic, the inspiration for countless works of poetry and music… the […]

Anchor Tattoo Meanings

Anchor Tattoo Meaning Anchors have possibly been one of the most widely used symbols in tattoo culture, second possibly only to the skull or the heart.  Anchors first became popular tattoos with members of the British Navy, and eventually gained widespread appeal.   old school tattoo by @stellamayvlad Traditional anchor tattoos are typically done in the […]

Bear Tattoo Meanings

Bear Tattoo Meaning”Bear lifted me up so I could see all the Earth.  He said I may jump high among the cliffs, and live forever” – Full Mouth, CrowNo matter what the species, bears mean business. All bears, from the adorable panda bear to the massive polar bear, are powerfully built with deadly claws, sharp […]