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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).
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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.
2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."
3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.
4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."
6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.
7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."
8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)
9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.
10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.
11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.
12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.
13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”
14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.
15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.
16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.
17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."
18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.
20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.
Makeup has become a huge trend in the past few years. We all love that feeling of brand new makeup products straight from the packaging. We not only develop a love for certain products but certain brands as well.
While we might love Urban Decay or MAC Cosmetics because of their great quality products, not all products are worth spending the extra money on. Below I have listed five basic products that I personally would not spend an excessive amount of money on and why, especially for just an everyday look.
One of the more common overpriced mascaras that people tend to buy is the Too-Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara. Multiple Youtubers have reviewed this mascara and found that it did not live up to the hype.
I have tried this mascara myself as well as MAC cosmetics mascara, both of which are over $20. Neither seemed to be worth the price in my books. They did not perform any better than the good drugstore mascaras that have always served me well.
My favorite drugstore mascara is Covergirl’s Lash Blast mascara, which is less than $7, over half the price of the expensive brands, and they work just as well if not better. Overall, do your research before you spend your hard-earned money. Pay for the quality of the product, not the brand-name.
2. Eyebrow makeup
I never spend too much money on what is basically just pigment for your eyebrow. I will never pay $40 for brow pomade when I can easily buy E.l.F.’s eyebrow kit for only $3. E.l.f.'s eyebrow kit has served me well since the beginning of my makeup journey.
I have learned to apply makeup better over the years and what products work best, yet I have never found the need to change my eyebrow makeup because it works so well for such a little price.
Don’t let the trend of having perfect eyebrows trick you into thinking you can only obtain the “snatched” eyebrow look by only using the expensive products.
3. Translucent powder
Translucent powder or setting powder is a straightforward and simple product that most people didn’t even use until makeup gurus made it a trend. Translucent powder doesn’t do much (as opposed to pigmented powder) but set your makeup and prepare it for contouring and highlighting.
There is not much to it, so if you find an expensive setting powder, then most likely the price is just getting marked up because it’s a name brand. Again you want to pay for the quality you are getting, not the brand.
4. Everyday foundation
I always keep two foundations, one that I use for special events where I want to look my best and the other one where I want to look presentable but not that worried about looking my absolute best. The other foundation I keep is the one I use on a regular basis or my everyday foundation.
The times when you want to use your everyday foundation is when you go to class, you're casually hanging out with friends or working a shift at Mcdonalds. You will use this foundation a lot more often, and it will do the job without breaking the bank. You can consistently buy it as often as you need without worrying about being able to afford it when you run out.
Blush is very similar to buying eyebrow makeup in that it's just pigment. You want to go light on the blush, so you aren’t looking for anything that is super pigmented anyways. I have learned that with a good quality setting spray, your blush will stay intact no matter what.
You can either buy $3 blush from E.l.f. or $30 blush from NARS, which if you compare them, they look almost exactly the same, and from experience they apply the same. Don’t throw away your money just because a particular name looks prettier on the packaging.
Makeup has become a huge trend recently. While a lot of makeup products are more expensive because they are better quality, others are just more expensive because of their brand. Do your research and always know exactly what you're paying for.