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 you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, 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.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I understand that. But what I don't understand is why people have to be blatantly rude about it.
So quick background story, I wrote my first article and got tons and tons of great feedback. Unfortunately, there will always be a group of people that will have nothing but negative things to say. It didn't bother me because I wrote my article for a number of different reasons, none of which were to offend people. I wrote my article to help other people who have been through what I have been through. I wrote my article to go a different way from other articles, about the same topic, that I have read. I wrote my article about ME and how I turned a negative into a positive and what I learned from it. I was simply letting my feelings out but some people don't see it that way. My article wasn't written in a negative way, and there was no harm in it.
So of course like I said, people are entitled to their opinion and there isn't anything wrong with that. What is wrong is to make negative and degrading social media posts about me. You can dislike and disagree with what I wrote but to call somebody the b- word and to say that they were "raised by wild animals" is just down right rude. For somebody more than twice my age to say, "I always said she was a crazy b**** raised by feral animals!!! Now it's time to play the game...my way!!!!" is just downright ridiculous and I couldn't help but laugh it off. Like what games are we playing? I'm always down for Uno, heck I'm even down for Connect Four!
In fact, I actually couldn't help but laugh at all the negative comments I was reading. They were so far from the truth it was comical. I was reading that I was breaking family bonds and tearing apart relationships. In reality, I was expressing what I learned to help other people who may have needed it.
While I don't believe in bullying or that karma is coming for me like one of the many negative posts stated, I do believe in forgiving people. I do forgive everyone involved in the social media posts. I've learned to take a negative and turn it into a positive. These degrading posts have only made me a stronger, more confident person.
All in all my response to this hate is that you can say whatever you want to but I'll turn it into a positive and make it help me in the end.