From cute ink to the wildest designs, tattoo styles are nothing new, but what’s most intriguing about them, is the inspiration behind each design.

There is a whole world of meanings and interpretations associated with a design, so it is important to spend some time exploring tattoos with meanings before you commit to one.

Tattoos can be traditional, old school, fun, modern, realistic, abstract, symbolic, text, and the list goes on and on. Tattoos can have deep meaning, and they are a permanent reminder of something powerful in life or an experience that cannot and should not be forgotten. The real purpose of tattoos is to give people a feeling of empowerment through a design that inspires and reminds them of something they have overcome or love.

Sometimes the meaning behind a tattoo is obvious. Other times, tattoos can be just a design someone loved and thought it was beautiful. But quite often there are intricate and delicate stories within a tattoo choice. The meaning of people’s tattoos and their choices are always a fascinating topic to explore.

Butterfly Tattoos

A paradigm of natural beauty, the butterfly is a long-standing symbol that represents faith, transformation, and freedom. Traditionally, the butterfly has also been closely connected to femininity and romantic love, which is why butterfly tattoo designs are so popular. Click here to view our butterfly tattoos gallery.

Stars Tattoos

Stars can have a whole set of connotations, but it’s also been used throughout history as an indication of light piercing through the darkness. Other common meanings include hope, ambition, a desire to achieve high goals, a challenge to conquer and the birth of a child.

Compass Tattoos

It may seem obvious, but this symbol is chosen as a way to constantly be reminded to keep on the right paths in life. Click here to view one of our compass tattoos.

Dragon Tattoos

The symbolism of dragon tattoos covers a wide range of meanings. One civilization may consider dragons a symbol of strength and wisdom, while another may consider them to be greedy and a bad omen. Overall, the dragon symbolizes protection, power, and wisdom. Click here to view our dragon tattoos gallery.

The Copper Symbol Tattoo

Copper is often associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The alchemy symbol of copper tends to be associated with beauty, femininity, and creativity.

Eagle Tattoos

An eagle is a symbol of courage and focus.  The meaning of eagle tattoo varies from various cultures and philosophies. Eagles can also be used as a symbol of beauty, purity and a mighty force. Click here to view our eagle tattoos gallery.

A Clock or Pocket Watch Tattoo

Tattooing a clock or pocket watch on your body is a surefire way to remind yourself that life is short, so you better get to living it. It has a special meaning which associates it with the importance of time.

The Phoenix Tattoo

A Phoenix is an awesome symbol of determination. As we’ve all had our setbacks in life, we must be determined in order to rise from the ashes and keep living.

If you are looking for tattoo inspiration, click here for more ideas. You can also explore our tattoos for girls gallery and our tattoos for men gallery.