20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

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.

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6 Colorful Hair Dye Trends You're Already Calling Your Salon For

*Calls hair stylist*

If you love colorful hair, and, like me, have spent hours admiring different colors and styles on Pinterest, then you need to see these hair dye trends. They are imaginative, beautiful, and very inspiring for your next trip to the salon.

1. Split Hair

This hair dye trend gives you the best of both worlds. You can have any combination of colors and not have to choose just one!

2. Sunset Hair

Sunset hair reminds me of Mardi Gras and King Cake. The colors are so pleasing and mesmerizing, and you won't have to look out the window for the sunset, you can just look in the mirror!

3. Underlayer Dye

This trend is for a more subtle look. You can dye just the underside of your hair so that the color can only be seen when in a ponytail or bun. Business on top, party underneath!

4. Dyed Bangs

This is another less extreme option. You can leave your hair its natural color and just dye your bangs. Or, like the picture, you can go all out and have two colors that compliment each other.

5. Colorful Highlights

This trend is just what it sounds like, and consists of one color as the base, with another brighter color as the highlights. Pink and yellow is my favorite combination for this trend.

6. Subtle Color

Another very understated and elegant option is to add some subtle hints of color throughout the hair. It almost blends in with the hair, but upon closer inspection opens up into layers of color.

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DIY Beauty Tips That Actually Work

Tell your friends, because we are finally getting to the bottom of this.

Between the abundant social media platforms, consumers of beauty products are constantly bombarded with the newest DIY beauty tip. With so many voices telling you the “best” remedy how does one actually know what works and which tips are best left for Pinterest clickbait? I happen to be a huge sucker for beauty related home remedies and have tried my fair share of the internet’s selection. From my personal collection, here are the five best tips- tested by yours truly.

1. Lemon Juice and baby powder for a quick acne fix

There are endless formulas and tricks out there for clearing out acne, but when it comes to quick relief from zits- stick to the basics. All that you will need is lemon juice and baby powder to shrink an unwanted distraction the night before a big event. The combo of the acid and baby powder dries out and disinfects- giving you quick results. This method is very drying, so only use as a spot treatment and follow up with a light moisturizer.

2. Baking soda and peroxide for pearly whites

It is the week before your big event, but you're low on cash and it's time to whiten your smile dulled by too many Starbucks trips. Luckily, this crisis can be averted with a magical mixture of household items: peroxide and baking soda. This method is tried and true- so much that many whitening toothpaste companies even use the concoction in their formulas. Brush with the mixture lightly in circular motions (avoiding gums if possible), let it sit for a minute or two and then enjoy your stain-free smile.

3. Vaseline for lash growth

After longing for luscious lashes as a young teen, I had tried everything the internet had to offer. Any oils, creams, and lotions that I could get my hands on with promise for lash growth were tested. After much experimentation, I found that brushing through my lashes nightly with a coating of Vaseline was actually making a difference. They were a bit longer, thicker, and stronger- no fancy lash serum required.

4. Vitamin E for glowing skin

Like many teens, I have struggled with acne on my body. Of course, with acne comes the dreaded scarring and dark spots left behind. To lighten the spots, try dabbing on a bit of vitamin E oil twice a day. The Vitamin E rejuvenates the skin cells as well as maintaining moisture in the freshly healed skin.

5. DIY sugar scrub for effortlessly exfoliated skin

Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or anything in between it is essential that you exfoliate to get rid of the dead skin cells to allow healthy skin to grow and breathe. The best exfoliators are those made at home with skin-friendly ingredients.

For a DIY exfoliating sugar scrub, you will need coconut oil, sugar, and your favorite essential oil/s. A 2:1 ratio of sugar to oil seems to create the perfect consistency, but feel free to play around with the scrub to your skin’s needs. The scrub will exfoliate while leaving your skin moisturized and refreshed.

Now that you are equipped with the best tips, it's time to start rummaging through your cabinets to find your next beauty DIY. Have fun, and good luck.

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