Let’s find out what meanings are hidden behind arrow tattoos!
The arrow is probably one of the most popular and well-known symbols in the world.
After all, who has never seen one? Maybe drawn on a sign!
Be that as it may, it is a very popular subject in tattooing too and, especially for lovers of the minimal style , it is a must.
In this article we will therefore discover the main meanings of tattoos with arrows and which are the most popular designs of this subject.
In addition, there will be a well-stocked gallery with many tattoo ideas about it.
Well: let’s get started!
Arrow Tattoo Meaning
The main meanings of arrow tattoos are as follows:
- direction to take
Traditionally, the arrow is considered one of the most representative symbols of Native Americans .
Furthermore, it is a subject rich in symbolism and for this reason it has depopulated in the tattoo.
Unlike other subjects, the meaning of tattoos with arrows changes mainly depending on their direction.
For example, in Native American culture, the arrow pointing down represents peace.
If it is pointing up, the arrow indicates a message .
Also, in general the horizontal arrows symbolize protection and defense.
Arrow Tattoo Design
As you can imagine, the variations of arrow tattoos are practically endless.
Between colors, sizes and directions, it’s really easy to create original designs.
Anyway, let’s see what are the most popular variations of arrow tattoos and what they mean!
The crossed arrows are a symbol of friendship .
In fact, it is not uncommon for couples of friends (or groups) to tattoo this subject to pay homage to their relationship.
Unalome Arrow Tattoo
The unalome is another often recurring symbol in arrow tattoos.
This tattoo is a symbol of balance, peace and balance.
Broken Arrow Tattoo
The broken arrow represents peace.
It is often chosen to symbolize the end of a difficult period.
Arrow with Feather
The arrow with the feather is instead one of the symbols par excellence of freedom and independence .
In general, we can say that there are two variations of this design: one in which the feather is incorporated into the arrow and one in which the feather and arrow are distinct subjects (as in our example).
Arrows pointing down
The tattoo that depicts many arrows pointing downwards is a symbol of peace and tranquility.
Arrow with Compass Tattoo
The compass is also a popular subject in arrow tattoos.
Overall, this tattoo represents the desire to change and to take a new direction or a new relationship.
In addition, it also symbolizes driving.
Cupid Tattoo Arrow
Cupid, or Eros, was the god of love and desire in Greco-Roman mythology.
As it is easy to guess, cupid’s arrow tattoos are a symbol of love and romance.
Arrow and Diamond Tattoo
The union between the arrow and the diamond is instead a symbol of courage.
Tattoo Arrow in the bow
The bow and arrow variant is also very popular and symbolizes conflict, tension and ambition.
Bouquet of arrows
As for the arrows bouquet, they represent the strength, the ‘ marriage , the family and the’ friendship .
These tattoos are in fact very popular in family tattoos .
Tattoo arrows in opposite directions
These tattoos symbolize a conflict.
The arrow on the left is traditionally understood as ” backwards “, ie pointing in the reverse direction.
In fact, this tattoo symbolizes the desire to change and ward off negative energies .
The single arrow tattoo generally represents defense against evil.
Arrow Tattoo Couple
The arrow is a subject often used also in couple tattoos and the most popular design is certainly that of the bow on one partner and the arrow on the other.
Arrow Tattoo Ideas
We have seen the various symbolisms associated with arrow tattoos and, furthermore, which are the most popular designs of this subject.
But let’s remember that the meaning of each tattoo depends mainly on the wearer and does not necessarily have one!
Anyway, let’s move on to tattoo ideas.
Below you will find a photo gallery with lots of ideas to create the most suitable original design for you.
We sincerely hope it will be useful to you!
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