Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TATTOO
When you are trying to choose a tattoo, it can be a difficult decision. There are literally thousands of tattoo symbols that you can choose from. If your not sure about a particular tattoo or your having second thoughts, you are not alone. Some people can choose a tattoo within days, while others could take months to years. The important thing to remember is to do it right the first time. If your look for a tattoo with symbolic meaning, make sure it fits your personality. Research that tattoo and make sure it is what you want. If your main priority is a cool design, make sure you take the time to view as many tattoo designs as possible. Make sure it is exactly what your looking for. If your still having trouble choosing, perhaps you may want to choose tattoos that are very popular.
Since there are a variety of popular tattoo designs, we will discuss five of the most popular tattoos available. These are a lot of popular tattoos and popular tattoo symbols to go through. In this article, we will discuss five popular tattoos commonly chosen by women.
#1 BUTTERFLY TATTOOS
When it comes to popular tattoos for women, the butterfly tattoo ranks at the top. The butterfly tattoo is a beautiful tattoo that would be perfect for any woman. Butterfly tattoos are very symbolic, holding a variety of different meanings. The butterfly tattoo can represent freedom, independence, and beauty. The main meaning behind the butterfly tattoo is transformation and positive change. These meanings are associated to the butterfly because the butterfly goes through change during its life. The butterfly goes through metamorphosis, where it is transformed from the caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly. The butterfly tattoo is a strong symbol of femininity. Butterfly tattoos can come in a variety of different sizes and can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body. Butterfly tattoos may be designed to look realistic or they may have a cartoon look. Butterfly tattoos can also be designed in tribal and Celtic art.
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#2 DOVE TATTOOS
Another top five tattoo that women often choose is the dove tattoo. The dove has been a longtime symbol of Christianity, as a dove was released by Noah from the Great Flood. Also due to this, the dove tattoo also represents love, hope, faith, and encouragement. The dove tattoo is also a feminine symbol. Dove tattoos are often portrayed in a non-realistic way, almost like a cartoon look. Most dove tattoos are designed like this, but a few may be designed to look realistic. Dove tattoos can be portrayed with a variety of different symbols, such as stars or hearts. More commonly, the dove is often portrayed with an olive branch. The olive branch and dove are both symbols of peace and harmony. Dove tattoos can be portrayed in various sizes, thus, they can be tattooed nearly anywhere on the body.
#3 CHERRY BLOSSOM TATTOOS
Cherry blossom tattoos are also a very popular tattoo among women. Cherry blossom tattoos are extremely popular in Asian cultures, such as Japan. Even so, cherry blossom tattoos are now popular all over the globe. Cherry blossom tattoos are a strong feminine symbol. Cherry blossom tattoos are designed in several different ways. Cherry blossom tattoos may portray the cherry tree or only the branches of the cherry tree. Cherry blossom flowers are designed on the tree and branches. Cherry blossom flowers may also be designed without the cherry tree as well. The size of your cherry blossom tattoos depends on which variation you choose. Cherry blossom flowers can be tattooed anywhere on the body, while cherry tree tattoos and branches are inked on the sides, back, and shoulders. Cherry blossom tattoos can also symbolize beauty and grace.
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#4 DIAMOND TATTOOS
Diamond tattoos are also a very popular tattoo symbol for women. We have all heard the old saying, "diamonds are a girl's best friend." The same can be said for diamond tattoos. Diamond tattoos can be used to symbolize femininity, but also beauty, strength, and durability. Diamond tattoos can also symbolize royalty and noble birth. Diamond tattoos can be portrayed with several other tattoo symbols, such as roses or the lotus. Although most diamonds are crystal clear, diamonds in diamond tattoos can be portrayed as a blue, green, pink, or red diamond. Diamond tattoos are usually designed small and often designed with other symbols. If designed alone, diamond tattoos can nearly be inked anywhere on the body. You can also have diamonds designed in other symbols, such as diamonds on a cross.
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#5 HEART TATTOOS
Rounding out the top five popular tattoos for women is the heart tattoo. The heart is one of the most known symbols around the world. Heart tattoos are designed in a variety of different variations, such as the Sacred Heart tattoo or love heart tattoo. Most of us already know what the heart tattoo represents, which is love, passion, and hope. Some heart tattoos can symbolize the loss of love, whether that be the loss of a loved one or a broken relationship. Heart tattoos can be designed with several different symbols, usually depending on what variation you choose. Hearts may be portrayed with roses, stars, wings, or flames. Some women may just want a single heart, while others may want the popular Sacred Heart tattoo. Heart tattoos can be designed small or large. The size and location of your heart tattoo depends on which variation you choose.
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Popular Tattoos For Women
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 13, 2012:
*Jolina, I actually have 4-5 articles on Celtic designs. In total, probably 150 on tattoos. Your more then welcome to them.
*KJ, it is always great to hear from you. Many thanks. LOL I couldn't agree more:) Thanks!
*AE, I still say go for it. Ankle tattoos are not that bad. Red heart, with a purple tint, blue rose. I looks much better then it sounds.
*Gypsy, always great to have you drop by again and again:) LOL Thank you so much.
*Fennelseed, OHH, GREAT IDEA! VERY COOL. I tell you what, if both of you do it, I will also. I have been looking at some heart designs for a month now. My old lady wants me to get her name, which I have no issue. If you two are down, I am. Although this would be my 5th:)
*Max, you want to get a tattoo also? Heart tattoos are on the table. LOL Thanks for dropping by Max, take care.
BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on June 13, 2012:
Beautiful and inspirational, love it =)
Annie Fenn from Australia on June 13, 2012:
I love the butterflys and the hearts. But I have my heart set on something else. Ruby, if you read this I will do it if you will. What you say, my friend?
Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration, thelyricwriter, I am enjoying your tattoo hubs very much now ;)
My votes and best wishes and sharing.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 13, 2012:
Another great hub Ricky. These are super and colorful.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 12, 2012:
Beautiful..I think i've told you that i always wanted a small heart on my ankle..I was a chicken..Cluck Cluck.Hee
kjforce from Florida on June 12, 2012:
thelyricwriter..these are not only beautiful body art..BUT..body jewelry..awesome pics and very creative
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Ladysee from Kalamazoo on June 12, 2012:
Hi! Can you post more about tattoos, celtic designs for example? Thanks i'll follow your hubs all the way.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 12, 2012:
*Jolina, thanks for dropping by. I love koi tattoos. I have plans on getting one very soon. Thanks.
*Frank, what up Frank? LOL I get flagged every time I do Frank or I would. I'm kidding too. Probably not.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 12, 2012:
again you are on top of your game with these little entries.. tattoos for women thought you were going to show some real women's flesh LOL Kidding.. no i'm not..yeah I really wasn't
Ladysee from Kalamazoo on June 12, 2012:
Very interesting! i have a tattoo on my hand and its a japanese koi. Thanks for posting your ideas.