Archive for the ‘Tattoo Meaning’ Category

This is really a matter of personal preference but here are some ideas that may possibly help you in making the decision……..

  • Pain Factor
    We get asked a lot, where does it hurt the most?
    There’s no right or wrong answer to this, but based on opinions we’ve heard over the years, here are some ideas:Most Painful Areas:
    Abdomen, Spine, Chest, Ribcage, Foot & AnkleLess Painful Areas:
    Buttocks, Arm, Back, Thigh, Shoulder
  • Your Career /Lifestyle
    While tattoos are much more accepted and main-stream then ever before in most professions, some employers and clients still aren’t as accepting as others.
    While employers can’t fire you because of your choice or placement of ink, before putting your tattoo in a visible area, some may want to consider how it may affect those around them.

Our blogs relating to this :
Social Stigma, Public Misconception & Popularity of Tattoos:
https://customskinstattoo.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/social-stigma-public-misconception-popularity-of-tattoos/

Timeline of the Social Stigma of Tattoo
https://customskinstattoo.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/timeline-of-the-social-stigma-of-tattoo/

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The basic meaning of the rose tattoo is the same symbolic meaning as the lotus does in the east, love!

The rose tattoo has been around since the beginning of tattoo culture, it was often tattooed on sailors as a reminder of their wife or girlfriend who they’ve left at home.

To rose lovers, the rose is a symbol of beauty – inner and outer. 

A rose with thorns can be used as a reminder that love should be entered with caution because you may be “pricked” by the thorns

The color of a rose is also significant to its meaning:

* Red roses are known around the world for their symbolism of love.

* Yellow roses, in the past tend to mean jealousy, now a days it can symbolise a close and endearing friendship.

* Pink roses symbolise feminism and female passion.

* Purple roses send a message of enchantment that one should go in with precaution.

 
Of course, these are just basic ideas of the meaning of tattoos and meaning of the colours, like any tattoo, it’s what means to you and not anyone else!

 
Here’s just a couple of the rose tattoos we have done lately:


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Brett~O


By Brett~O


By Brett~O

Some girls aren’t into skulls and that kind of thing, they’re into more cutesy styles !  
Think filigree, stars, swirls, butterflies, diamonds, cute birds, flowers, bows, fruit, hearts and even cupcakes!
Here’s some of our more “girly” tattoos we’ve done:

 


By Brett~O


By Brett~O


By Brett~O


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Andy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy


By Jimmy

 

While some may look at a tattoo of a cartoon character as being silly, it may have a hidden meaning behind it.

 

Like any kind of tattoo, people will always judge and may believe they know the true meaning behind it, but it all depends on the meaning of the person wearing the tattoo.

 

It could be that they loved the cartoon as a child, having it tattooed on them will be a reminder of the fun, and care-free time of being a kid.
Of course, they will obviously still love the cartoon as we are all kids are heart.
Or, the cartoon could have been something they shared with a parent, friend or sibling.

 

Just like any tattoo you are getting or have, it doesn’t matter what the general meaning of it may be…  It’s what you make it !  

 

Cartoon tattoos can be fun, playful but still hold a tremendous amount of meaning!

 


By Andy- Astro Boy


By Andy- Mickey Mouse


By Jimmy- Bender


By Jimmy- Ninja Turtles


By Jimmy- Stimpy


By Jimmy- Ren

The Koi Fish is based on ancient Japanese legend; if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River it would be transformed into a dragon.
Based on the Japanese legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.

Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.

Others say it means good fortune or luck, hence the popularity of this beautiful mystical fish.

So basically it stands for;

* advancements, improvements, and ambitions
* courage to surpass all the challenges of life
* determination and endurance in critical situations
* good luck in almost everything
* independence and freedom
* strength to withstand the test of time
* strong character and identity

Here’s some of our Koi work:


By Jimmy


By Andy


By Andy


By Jimmy

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Here’s some of our “Aussie” themed tattoos:

 


By Jimmy


By Jimmy

 


By Jimmy

 


By Jimmy

 


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By Andy


By Andy

 


By Andy

1850 – 1900 :   Likened to carnival freak shows, people flocked to the circus to see the amazing tattooed Lady

 
1900 – 1950 :   An indication of a Sailor or Marine. Not so much a social stigma but indicative of enlisted men.

 
1950 – 1960 : Tattoos became more popular with the criminal element; out-law bikers, social outcasts & the mentally ill.

 
1960 – 1990 : The age of “Prison tats”.

 
1990 – Today: With the growing popularity of tattoos and the tatoo culture, the social stigma is almost gone, some people’s opinions can never be changed though.