Does the infinity tattoo intrigue you? Infinity, in all its variations, is one of the most requested designs for tattoos . The symbol is very simple, a sort of eight horizontally , but the meanings it contains are multiple and suggestive.
If you are looking for ideas for your next tattoo and are considering the infinity symbol , we show you many images with tattoo variations that can be inspiring!
INFINITE TATTOO MEANING
The infinite (from the Latin finitus , that is ‘ limited’ with a negative prefix in) is the quality of what has no limits or cannot have a conclusion because it is infinite, without end . On a graphic level, infinity is drawn as an inverted eight , in algebraic geometry it is called lemniscàta, while in astronomy it is traced back to the analemma.
What does it mean to tattoo infinity? Infinity makes us think of something eternal, of the complexity of physics and mathematics, of the immensity of the universe, of divine sacredness. Here are all the meanings that are attributed to infinity.
- That which has no end : in philosophy it represents everything that has no end.
- Perfection : the lines that follow one another continuously forming two symmetrical designs represent perfection.
- A lasting choice : bonds, loves or friendships that last forever.
- A positive attitude : an open mind or attitude, potential and ability.
- A mathematical symbol : used for the first time by John Wallis who chose it as a ligature transformation of the letter M, which in the Roman numbering system indicated a ‘very large’ number equivalent to 1,000.
- The representation of God : in the religious sphere, in the Christian and Greek conception, it coincides with God himself as an infinite being.
- Equality : the infinity symbol could have been born from the union of the first two letters of the Latin term aequalis which means ‘equal’ and for this reason it recalls the concept of equality.
- What is cyclical : the concept of cyclicality, that is what repeats itself, comes from astronomy where it indicates a particular geometric curve in the shape of an eight or lemniscate that describes the position of the Sun in different days of the year, at the same time and in the same location. It evokes the repetition of the solar seasons.
- The twins : two identical parts joined together.
The concept of infinity can also recall other areas: in poetry , Leopardi’s Infinity; in music , the song Infinito by Raf; in computer science , the infinity symbol on the keyboard; in the Italian language it is a verbal mode. Everyone is also free to attribute a unique personal meaning to it.
INFINITE SYMBOL TATTOO
The infinity symbol is very similar to the number 8 horizontally and is well suited for tattoos in small strategic areas , such as wrists, ankles, neck, but also arms, feet, buttocks and back. The rounded lines and the elongated shape make it a versatile symbol : it can be stylized, more complex and full-bodied in the horizontal lines but blurred on the edges. Another example can be the infinity tattoo with writing , with the addition of initials , names (of boyfriend, children, brothers, sisters, friends) or intertwining of multiple symbols of infinity or even a support line for a more articulated decoration.
INFINITE TATTOO WITH NAMES
One way to ‘formalize’ a lasting bond with someone is to write their name next to the infinity symbol. It is above all new parents or lovers to choose this tattoo, to impress on their skin a person who will always be in the heart. In fact, infinity tattoos with names often concern all members of the family . Names can be entered as lines to give continuity to the form or ideally lean on them.
INFINITE TATTOO WITH INITIALS
If you want to link the infinity symbol to someone or you intend to discreetly celebrate an important bond , joining the initials of one or more names to infinity is the most appropriate choice. The initials on either side, above and below or between the two rounded lines are three possible ideas. Butterflies , feathers , swallows, leaves and hearts are perfect decorations to give dynamism to infinity tattoos with letters.
INFINITE WRIST TATTOO
The wrist is one of the most suitable parts for small and medium-sized tattoos . Infinity tattoo designs can be done on the inside of the wrist or on the side, for a discreet and elegant result . The variations are really numerous: double infinity, infinity with floral decorations, the paws of your animal, swallows or the words Love, Sisters, Hope, Dreams, Family .
INFINITE TATTOO ON ARM
On the arm and forearm, infinity tattoos can find space for more complex decorations and interesting creative developments. For example, a more consistent infinity with floral motifs, the anchor (joined to infinity expresses stability and fidelity), the moon, hearts, butterflies, sea waves, musical notes as well as writings that complete and give a personal touch to the design.
NECK AND BACK TATTOO
Infinity lends itself well to tattoos behind the neck, very discreet if small and just below the hair, more showy if medium-sized and colored. On the back the designs become true works of art , with details and details, an abundant use of colors and shades and the use of tribal symbols.
INFINITY SHOULDER TATTOOS
Tattoos with infinity made on the shoulder usually only in one color . They are beautiful to show off wearing dresses that leave the shoulders uncovered or with one-shoulder dresses. Swallows, feathers, words or short writings are the most chosen matching themes.
INFINITE TATTOO ON THE FINGERS
In its simplest design, the elongated inverted eight can be tattooed just about anywhere. In shape and size, it is perfect to be made on the fingers of the hand through small or tiny tattoos. Double or with heart on the ring finger or simple inside or on the side of the fingers.
It is a decoration chosen above all by couples , because in its simplest form it adapts to both female and male tastes. A great idea for those who want a men’s infinity tattoo is to play with the thickness of the lines without adding any embellishment. If you like these ideas, check out the couple tattoos too !
Whether it is small and unobtrusive ankle or most flashy in the central area of the foot, the infinite is well suited to be decorated in this part of the body. In addition to the designs of hearts, feathers and anchors, it can be accompanied by the words Love, Sisters and Family. But also with more whimsical designs such as an airplane that creates infinity with the wake or the footprint of the dog on one side.
INFINITE TATTOOS WITH ANIMALS
L ‘ love for animals is no less precious than that for humans. And here is that small paws, names or stylized figures accompany each other endlessly, which in this case evokes a bond, a friendship that goes beyond earthly life . The paws can be on one side and the name on the other or the design of our pet can become part of the symbol (as in the case of the infinity tattoo with heart). In addition to these tattoos, there are frequent calls to freedom made through swallows or other birds.
INFINITE HEART TATTOOS
Another combination of symbols that works is that between heart and infinity, also in this case chosen above all by lovers , but there are examples of infinity tattoos for mom and dad . The variations concern the position of the heart and the colors used: the heart can contain infinity, be outside or be part of the solid line. In addition to the classic black and red colors, you can choose matching colors for the two hearts of the partners.
INFINITE TATTOO WITH FEATHER
The infinite combined with the feather takes on the meaning of good luck charm . In fact, the feather has a positive connotation: it recalls dreams, desires, communication with the beyond. If colored, it also denotes a strong personality. Often this tattoo is combined with words like Love , Life , Family , to give importance to something or someone that we consider a good omen in our life. If you want to find out more, we recommend that you look at our collection of images and ideas on feather tattoos .
INFINITY COLORFUL TATTOOS
The color in infinity design tattoos is not that unusual. If the symbol itself looks good even simply in black , combined with other shapes it can have a greater or lesser prominence thanks to the use of colors . Colorful roses and flowers, red hearts, colorful feathers, bright butterflies and dragonflies, pastel backgrounds and colorful infinity lines make the tattoo a unique and original decoration.
INFINITY TATTOO MAN
Looking for original men’s infinity tattoo ideas? If we like oriental symbology, we can reward graphics with dragons and words that have meaning for us. The endless knot tattoo is perfect for those who prefer a more modern style, for those who have a penchant for old school graphics there are those with symbols related to the sea such as anchors. Where to do it? The wrist or arm remain among the most frequent requests, but if we want to focus on a large tattoo, you can choose the chest or under the collarbone, close to the heart.
INFINITE FAMILY TATTOO
If instead we want to give our tattoo a more important meaning, the proposals dedicated to the family are different. The infinity family tattoo remains a classic for those who love a more traditional style, to be rewarded with curved lines and cursive writing for a more elegant effect. For those looking for tattoo ideas that stand out, there are those with longer writings and quotes, those that alternate the word family a love and the enchanting variants with flowers and other beautiful symbols. We are looking for a mom and dad infinity tattoomore romantic for two? Here are the variants with small red hearts alternating with the writing, to be customized with other symbols and details to make our design even more special.
SWALLOWS INFINITE TATTOO
The infinity and swallows tattoo has a very important symbolic value , in fact the swallow is associated with the concepts of resurrection, new life , purification and purity in general . If we want to bring on our skin the indelible memory of a loved one, we can personalize it with a name. But the shape of the swallow can also become half of our infinity symbol, or we can customize the graphics with feathers, words or entire phrases, with small swallows that are repeated along the design and that can also leave the shape open, flying away.
INFINITE TATTOO COST
The price of the tattoo is always indicative, as it varies according to the studio in which you make it and the type of tattoo itself. The factors that can affect the cost are the size, the colors and the time taken by the tattoo artist. The price of an infinite tattoo can vary between 50 – 250 Euros for smaller and less detailed formats but can also reach 500 – 1,000 € for larger and more complex tattoos.
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