horseshoe good luck tattoo ideas

Horseshoe Good Luck Tattoo Ideas

Last Updated on October 25, 2020 by Avia

Horseshoe Tattoo Ideas for Good Luck

Horseshoe Good Luck Tattoo Ideas

Most logically, horseshoe tattoo ideas deal with protection because horseshoes were first design to protect horse’s hooves.

Over time and via thoughtful contemplation of ancient peoples (mostly of European descent), the horseshoe became synonymous with luck and protection to humans too.

A horseshoe tattoo turned upwards will symbolize good luck and protection. Tales indicate all the luck is held within the curve of the shoe. Conversely, all the luck falls out if the shoe is depicted with ends pointed down.

But an upwards horseshoe tattoo is also lucky because in this position it represents the horned moon, or crescent moon. In fact, Celtic and other ancient European legend has associated horses and horseshoes with lunar symbolism.

horseshoe good luck symbol and tattoo ideas
Horseshoe good luck symbol and tattoo ideas

In a lunar light, horseshoes are symbolic of: Magic, mystery, intuition and travel via dreaming. Moon affiliated horseshoes are also symbolic of esoteric progress, protection whilst traveling by night as well as protection when traveling darker spiritual paths.

Some keywords to consider while thinking about your lucky horseshoe tattoo ideas…

Horseshoe Meaning Highlights

  • Luck
  • Power
  • Magic
  • Winning
  • Success
  • Protection
  • Happy returns
  • Well-grounded
  • Safe journeying
horseshoe tattoo ideas and horseshoe meaning
Horseshoe tattoo ideas and horseshoe meaning

Interestingly, the horseshoe is a symbolic representation of Yoni, which in Sanskrit means “source of life.” Yoni is not a term used in the Vedas to describe the origin of life, it also describes the human soul’s journey through life.

In fact (and appropriately as a horseshoe tattoo) early translation of Yoni defined it as the soul’s divine progress (ascension) through life.

On a more practical level, horseshoe tattoos also convey a sense of winning or success. This is often a tattoo reference to horse racing, betting, and achievement in games of chance. In this light horseshoe tattoos give the wearer a sense of unbeatable luck at any odds.

horseshoe meaning
Horseshoe meaning

For more information to inspire your research about lucky tattoo ideas, check out the links at the end of this page. As always, thank you for reading.



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Symbolic Meaning of the Horse

Horse meanings date back to prehistory, and the first civilized, written acknowledgment of the horse comes in the third millennium BC where historians uncovered slate tablets in Elam (present-day Iraq and Iran) which reference this noble, wild beast. Learn more about horse symbolic meanings here.

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