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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 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.

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When You Look Your Best You Do Your Best, In College AND In Life

You owe it to yourself to put your best foot forward.


When you look put together you feel put together, it's as simple as that.

There's a reason you don't show up to a job interview looking like you just rolled out of bed because if you did you wouldn't be putting your best foot forward.

When you're a college student the last thing you want to do is wake up any earlier than you have to. Let alone wake up earlier just so you can get ready and look nice to sit in a lecture for three hours.

But I think you should give it a try.

If you get up a few minutes earlier and spend some time preparing yourself for the day you'll feel so much more awake once you get to class and be so much more confident in yourself.

Having confidence in yourself allows you to do your best. When you're confident nothing is holding you back from putting yourself out there and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

Most job establishments require their employees to look professional at work, for the same reasons professors ask students to dress up on presentation day; when you look the part people automatically take you more seriously.

Some people get upset about this and stress that physical appearance shouldn't be what we are judged on. While I agree with them, that how we look on the outside doesn't always reflect who we are on the inside, I understand that people's first judgments are based on what they see.

But when you feel good about what you're wearing you're more likely to focus on what you're doing, and not the fact that you're wearing sweats in front of the whole class when your professor asks you to solve a problem on the board.

I know that I'm my most confident self when I feel put together, so I will gladly set my alarm 30 minutes earlier and force myself out of bed if it means that I will feel ready to take on the day.

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