grapevine tattoo ideas

Grapevine Tattoo Ideas

Last Updated on October 26, 2020 by Avia

Grapevine Tattoo Ideas and Meanings

Grapevine Meanings and Tattoo Ideas: Granted, tattoos of grapevines might not be the top ten most popular subjects. But, I saw a very nicely rendered grapevine tattoo on a fellow at an art festival last week, and it got me inspired to do a little symbolic research.

Grapes and grapevine tattoo ideas are in-line with the Latin tenet in vino veritas, which means in wine there is wisdom.”

Wine is a derivative of grapes, and was considered to be the nectar of the gods in Greco-Roman myth. Therefore, grapes and grapevines are seen as the purest essence of godliness – namely immortality.

grapevine meaning and grapevine tattoo ideas
Grapevine meaning and grapevine tattoo ideas

“A man makes no noise over a good deed, but passes on to another as a vine to bear grapes again in season.”     

~Marcus Aurelius

Grapevine and Grape Meanings

Grapevine tattoos convey themes like…

  • An abundant life.
  • A zest for living well.
  • Protection from evil spirits.
  • Devotion to the fruits of the spirit.
  • The desire for prosperity, fertility and beauty in life.

Grapes, grapevines and wine are associated with the Greco-Roman gods Dionysus/Bacchus.

Grapes are commonly seen in Christian art to convey the association between wine and the blood of Christ. In this light, grapes are symbolic of sacrifice and the overflowing abundance of divine love.

The grapevine is also symbolic of the Israelites, and the tree of the Messiah is sometimes compared to a grapevine in the old testament.

grapevine meaning and grapevine tattoo ideas
Grapevine meaning and grapevine tattoo ideas

Grapevine Symbolic Highlights

Some keywords that go along with grapevine tattoo ideas…

  • Joy
  • Life
  • Faith
  • Pleasure
  • Fullness
  • Vintage
  • Ripeness
  • Wisdom
  • Fertility
  • Abundance
  • Prospering
  • Celebration
  • Flourishing
  • Youthfulness

I hope after reading these thoughts on grape/grapevine meanings, you come away inspired. What’s more…maybe this article was as eye-opening for you as it was for me in researching/writing it.

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Symbolic Meaning of the Vine

Symbolic vine meaning is a powerful metaphor of “going with the flow” or “growing where you are planted.” The vine is a message that encourages us to stay relaxed to gain our highest advantage. Get more about symbolic vine meaning here. (WYS) is a trusted Etsy affiliate & Amazon Associate. We also promote certain products we've tested and approved. As such, the website features sponsored products for Amazon or Etsy or other afiliates. Should you make a purchase from a link on this website, WYS may receive a small commission. This website also hosts advertisements. Please see our policy page for further information. Thank you for your purchases, as it contributes to keeping this website online and running.