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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Lantern Symbolism And Tattoos

The lantern has actually been around for thousands of years. Over this time, lanterns have been used for a variety of different reasons. Overall, the lantern is seen as a symbol of light over darkness, good over evil. Lantern tattoos can be wore to represent the same meaning, such as overcoming darkness in your life. The lantern tattoo is not a mainstream tattoo, but there is a demand for this unique tattoo design. Lantern tattoos can be worn by both men and women. Lantern tattoo designs can be designed in several different ways. Lantern tattoo designs can portray the lantern alone or with other symbols and elements. Lantern tattoos can also hold symbolic value to those who wear such tattoos. In this article, we will discuss lantern tattoos designs, lantern tattoo meanings, and you will have the opportunity to view several lantern tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.

The lantern tattoo can be used to symbolize anything too do with the light. The lantern or lamp represents meanings that are in association with light, such as intelligence and truth. In some cultures, lamps are a symbol of life. Lamps can also represent one's spirituality and faith. Since the lantern and lamp both represent light, they both can also represent energy. Lantern tattoos may also represent these same meanings to the wearer.

1928 Lantern Earrings

Lantern Tattoo Meanings

The lantern tattoo does hold symbolic value and can represent a variety of different meanings. Lantern tattoos usually hold positive meanings in most cases. But keep in mind, in the end, your lantern tattoo represents what you want it too. With saying that, below are the meanings of the lantern tattoo.

  • Truth
  • Intelligence
  • Virtue
  • Light
  • Vigilance
  • Faith
  • Life
  • Spirituality
  • Honor

Lantern Tattoos

Lantern Tattoo Designs

Lantern tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different ways. Lantern tattoo designs can be portrayed with a variety of different symbols and elements. Such symbols may include flowers, vines, stars, butterflies, ropes, dragonflies, hearts, and much more. Lantern tattoo designs or lamp tattoo designs can actually be designed with any symbol or element that you want. The lantern tattoo is the type of tattoo that can really be designed with anything. This gives you the chance to create something unique that will fit your personality and style.

Lantern tattoo designs can come in a variety of different variations, colors, and styles. Some lantern tattoo designs are extremely colorful while others may not be so vivid. Lantern tattoo designs can be designed in all kinds of different sizes. This is the type of tattoo design that can nearly be inked anywhere. However, due to the detail in lantern tattoos, it is usually designed as a larger sized tattoo design.

The actual lantern or lamp of the tattoo can be designed in many different ways. Some lantern tattoo designs may portray the lantern in wood, metal, tin, or more of a Victorian look. Some lanterns may be square, round, small, tall, thin, or wide. This gives tattoo artist and the wearer plenty of options to consider. This is the type of tattoo that creates creativity. Make sure that you take the time to view all the lantern tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what is available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own lantern tattoo design.

Tattoo designs of the lantern give the wearer and tattoo artist plenty of options to consider. The decorative detail done within the lantern tattoo really sets it off. As you can see from the examples, lantern tattoos are designed in many colors, shapes, and styles. Not only do you have the options with the lantern, you can add a variety of different elements and symbols to make it your own, personalize it. Lantern tattoo designs are beautiful and creative when done correctly, so use your imagination.


There are some important things to remember before you get your lantern tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo represents something different from what you first thought.

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Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. You want to make the right choice the first time through. If your having questions or second thoughts, give it more time. Once you know your completely sure, then get the tattoo that you want.

Lantern tattoos are not a main stream tattoo by any stretch, but they can be very creative and unique. The lantern and lamp tattoo is a great tattoo choice for any man or woman. It is the type of tattoo that you can use your imagination on. If you believe that the lantern and lamp tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. As always, we thank you for your visit.



Ryan on February 28, 2014:

Hey just wanted to say as an owner of a lantern tattoo great article mine isn't as detailed or large as the pics but sits comfortable on my wrist to remind me to keep going, I'm never alone and my path is always lit. That's what my tat means to me

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on October 09, 2012:







B Malin





Thank you all for your comments, time, votes, ect. It is always greatly appreciated. Thank all of you for your kind words and inspiration about this series that I have spend much time writing on. It has been quite the trip but I am glad that I was able to experience it all with every single one of you. Thanks so much.

DragonBallSuper on September 30, 2012:

Hats off for the series of tattoos fantastic designs! Great job. very impressive.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on September 27, 2012:

I too would never have thought of a lantern tattoo - they are very appealing!

Great hub as always, voted up.

Best wishes Lesley

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 27, 2012:

Awesome tattoos.

Dianna Mendez on September 26, 2012:

Never thought a lantern would be a choice for tattoo designs. Nice post, Lyricwriter.

b. Malin on September 26, 2012:

I guess I never would have thought of a "Lantern Tattoo...It certainly is different, but that's what makes the World go round...Wonderful pictures Lyric.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 26, 2012:

Hi my friend, another great tattoo hub, for me i really don't care for these tattoos, but liked all the colorful photos . Well done !

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on September 26, 2012:

Yeah I think I can do the lantern you indicated it's not the norm but it is cool and different :)

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on September 25, 2012:

Voting up and more. Whenever I think you must be running out of subjects you come up with the most surprising tattos.

Great work Ricky.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 25, 2012:

When I saw "lantern" tattoos, I just had to come and check these out. Outstanding, but they sure are large, and I bet very costly just for the sheer size of some of these. Beautiful. Voted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

kjforce from Florida on September 25, 2012:

thelyricwriter...Ahhh wait for it ..wait for it.." You've finally seen the light " you know I wouldn't miss that opportunity..great photos and hub as usual...

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 25, 2012:

For whatever reason, these appeal to me. Tattoos are such an individual thing, aren't they?

Great job as usual; I hope you are getting a ton of views over the internet because this is a great niche!

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