During the past few decades, tattooing has come a long way from a societal taboo to a widespread trend. A tattoo used to be something you got in the army from a suspicious-looking guy or something you don’t remember getting after a friend’s bachelor party. Nowadays, tattoo artists are respected craftsmen and women earning good money in fancy studios. Today, we bring you a collection of small tattoos packed with big meanings, from Viking symbols to the symbolism behind the semi-colon tattoo.
1. Moon Phases
The Moon phases symbolize the circle of life and its cyclical nature. This tattoo has even more meaning for those born in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon is their patron planet.
The gibbous and quarters, the new and the full Moon symbolize time, karma, life, death and rebirth.
2. Inguz Symbol
The Inguz is a symbol from Ancient Greece which is the embodiment of the saying “Where there is a will, there is a way.” A powerful inspiration to get you through the highs and lows of life.
The lotus grows in murky, muddy waters but what’s below it never affects the grandioseness of its bloom. In Ancient China the lotus flower was a symbol of enlightenment achieved against the odds.