Symbolic and Meaningful Tattoo Ideas

Portal Page for Tattoo Ideas

It's no secret, I love tattoos. So much so, I've decided to devote a section of this website to meaningful tattoo ideas based on symbolism found in ancient/indigenous cultures around the world. This is really just an extension of the work I've been doing throughout for the last seven years (and hopefully, for many years to come).

So why am I so jazzed about tattoos? Quite simply, tattooing (to me) is a soulful practice of permanently galvanizing a symbolic tenet or belief system.

I'm consistently proselytizing about the importance of keeping a keen spiritual eye fixed on symbolic meanings for self-development and improvement. Once identified and interpreted, our symbolic phenomenon can serve as a narrative for our lives, a guide for right behavior and ideals that enhance our well-being.

To some folks (yours truly included) there are certain symbols or symbolic concepts that are worthy of submerging ourselves into for full integration into our lives. Tattooing can provide this gift of total submersion and integration into a symbolic ideal.

It's not just because a tattooed concept is permanent (although that certainly lends gravity to a symbolic idea). The process of tattooing is a ritual, essentially engraving a symbolic ideal into our being. When approached holistically, tattooing is an emotional, physical, spiritual and mental experience - a full-force experience that is truly permanent on all levels.

In time, I hope to fully develop this section of symbolic tattoo ideas into areas of tattooing itself, in which I go into deeper discussions about this concept of symbolic submersion and galvanization through tattooing.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the symbolic tattoo ideas I've offered on this website.

Note: If you've been re-directed to this page from, a website I started in 2009, but have since removed from the internet (in 2011), no worries...all the information that was on tattoo-symbolism can be found here, plus more.

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