Anchor compass tattoo

Anchor Compass Tattoo

The compass tattoo has been a popular choice among a majority of cultures for centuries. This maritime symbol was popular among early sailors. Getting a compass tattoo would protect them. On rough waters and ensure that you would return home safely.

One of the main reasons sailors opted for this tattoo was that of protection. As a token of good luck, images of compasses painted on the ships as well. The seas were rough and unforgiving. Often times ships and the men onboard would disappear without a trace so these images served as a beacon of hope that they would be guided out of the treacherous waters alive.

Compass tattoos can come in a variety of styles and variations. These include, star compass, astrocompass, lodestone compass, Vegvisir compass and prismatic compass.

The star compass is the most popular of the aforementioned designs and is said to represent the North Star.

Before maps and technology existed, humans used the North Star to guide them in the right direction. Because of this, this style of tattoo stands for guidance, direction and finding a way home.

A way of depicting this is to include an image of a clock or hourglass with the compass in the tattoo design. Maps and earth play a role as well as maps, like compasses, help a user determine their location.

Compass tattoos have also represented the ideal of following one’s dreams. It is symbolic of staying your course in life and to not give up no matter how rough things may seem.

 

The compass will guide you where you need to be.

Overall, this type of tattoo conveys guidance and direction, but you may add additional design elements to your tattoo to have it depict a meaning that is significant to you.

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ladybug tattoo

Ladybug tattoo

Beetles have also caught the eye, and prayers, of those people seeking Divine intervention. By far, the most well-known beetle to grace the surface of religious artifacts is the Scarab Beetle. Known as ‘The Creator’ or ‘The Khepri’ in ancient Egypt, Scarab Beetles were believed to be a representation of the Sun God and the way they rolled their dung ball across the hot desert sands was said to be a cosmic re-enactment of the ancient Sun god, Atum, pushing the sun across the vast sky.

Bejeweled Scarabs were wrapped in the mummified pharaoh’s bandages in the belief that this would help him to reawaken in the land of the Dead and start his journey towards resurrection.

Outside of the Egyptian spiritual realm, beetles became renowned as signs of good fortune. Ladybugs are common characters in children’s stories and play. Many non-profits that promote tolerance and peace use the image of an adorable Ladybug to easily convey their message. Who knows, it might bring your soul mate to you.

The Meaning of Beetle Tattoo Designs

The types of beetles on the face of the Earth are as numerous as the amount of sand on a beach. These include:

  • Nobility
  • The Divine
  • Luck
  • Love
  • Prosperity and Abundance
  • Strength
  • Creation and Immortality
  • Organization and Discipline

ladybug tattoo Design Variations

From the delicate contours and vibrant colors of the Ladybug to the strong outline of the Scarab Beetle, these tattoos come in all colors and sizes.

Whether or not you add other elements to your design depends largely on the type of beetle you want to on your body.

 

Ladybug Tattoos: Ladybugs bring Lady Luck whenever they fly by Legend has it that you’ll have luck and prosperity. If a ladybug lands on you. Ladybug Tattoos represent Love, Luck, and all life’s richest blessings. These tattoos are for Flower Power children and are more often embodiments of your love for Nature.