Chain Tattoos And Meanings-Chain Tattoo Designs And Ideas

THE CHAIN TATTOO


One unique that you may want to consider is the chain tattoo. Although chain tattoos are not considered to be a mainstream tattoo, there still is a popularity for the tattoo. Chain tattoos are worn by both men and women. Chain tattoos can also hold symbolic value to the men and women that wear this tattoo. Since chain tattoo designs portray an actual chain, they are usually tattooed around the neck, wrist, and ankles. One of the cool features about the chain tattoo is the fact that you can add any type of emblem to the chain, such as a cross. For such a simple design, you can really do a lot with the chain tattoo design.

In this article, we will discuss chain tattoos and chain tattoo designs. You will learn about chain tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of different chain tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find inspiration and ideas for your next tattoo venture.








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CHAIN TATTOOS, IDEAS, AND DESIGNS


When it comes to variety as a tattoo design, the chain tattoo gives you a variety of ways to create a unique chain tattoo that can fit your personality. Chain tattoos come in a variety of different styles, designs, and sizes. Some chain tattoos can stretch the entire length of the arm or they can be as small as three links. Chain tattoos are most commonly worn as an armband tattoo design, but it can be inked nearly anywhere on the body.













There are a variety of different ways that the chain tattoo can be portrayed as a tattoo. One common way that chain tattoos are used is to represent jewelry. Chain tattoos can be used to represent wrist bracelets, ankle bracelets, or a necklace. In most cases, they are inked in gold, silver, or copper. Some people may choose to think outside the box and get offbeat colors such as pink or green. Chain tattoos that portray jewelry usually contain small links.










Chain tattoos that portray jewelry can also be designed in a number of different ways. One popular choice among men and women is the chain cross tattoo. In most cases, it is a chain tattoo around the neck and is completely connected. The chain tattoo has a cross emblem in the front. Some people choose to get this tattoo on their sides or back. If so, the cross is usually much larger and the chain is smaller.









A common chain tattoo design for women is using the chain tattoo as a bracelet. Women usually place these around the wrist or around the ankles. Even for such a simple design, there is a lot you can do with these designs. A common choice that women choose to do is add letters to the bracelet. They can add a few letters that actually represent nothing or they may choose to add their name to the tattoo. Women can place the name of anyone that they choose. Women may also add a variety of different symbols on their bracelet, such as diamonds, jewels, stones, animal emblems, keys, and more. Basically, if the tattoo artist is willing, you can add nearly anything you want to the tattoo design.









Chain tattoos in general are portrayed in a few different ways. Most chain tattoos are linked together completely. Every link of the chain is attached. However, some chain tattoos are not always linked. Some chain patterns have one or two links missing from the chain. Other chain tattoos may only consist of a piece of chain, usually in a straight chain design. Some chain designs may twist and curve, but never connect. You will need to check with your tattoo artist to see what chain designs are available to you. The chain tattoo is considered a simple design, but there is a lot you can do with them. Take your time to view some chain tattoo designs and see if you can get an idea of what you want.









Chain tattoos can be associated with a variety of different tattoo designs as well. A common choice for both men and female is the heart and chains tattoo. This design can represent different meanings according to the wearer. This tattoo can represent love being held back or protection from love. Another common design is the cross and chains tattoo. Chains are also commonly seen in anchor tattoos. Chains are common in biker tattoos as well.










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CHAIN TATTOO MEANINGS



Since there is a variety of tattoo symbols that are associated with the chain tattoo, there is a wide range of meanings associated with the chain tattoo. Most meanings depend on what design is used with the chain tattoo. Below, you can find a list of the most common meanings of the chain tattoo.








  • Protection
  • Control
  • Strength
  • Authority
  • Power
  • Incarceration
  • Unity
  • Grounded
  • Locked Down
  • Prisoner
  • Freedom
  • Perseverance





Since there is a large variety of different meanings that are associated with the chain tattoo, most meanings are up to the one that wears such designs. In the end, the meaning of your tattoo is up to you and nobody else. You need to be sure to check the symbolic meanings of chain tattoo designs when they are portrayed with other tattoo symbols.









The two most common meanings of the chain tattoo is "protection" and "strength". When we look at the chain, it is a symbol of protection and strength. Many people choose to lock up their valuable possessions with a chain. The chain tattoo can represent protection from anything. It could be protection from evil, enemies, or the world. Since the chain also represents strength, it can be a symbol to show perseverance through life, strength in the dark times.

Make sure you take your time choosing your chain tattoo design or any tattoo design. It is always important to fully understand what your tattoo means and represents. The chain tattoo is associated with a variety of different symbols, such as hearts, crosses, skulls, ect. This tattoo design allows you or the tattoo artist to be creative. If you feel like the chain tattoo is not for you, be sure to check out more tattoo designs in the links below. Thanks for visiting.

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4 years ago

Some elegant designs. Interesting hub.

For a lady, a permanent alternative to a metal chain.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

You are schooling me thelyricwriter because I don't think Ive ever seen a chained tattoo...


4 years ago

Frank Atanacio: Well, I can see them becoming popular because it's a sort of permanent-looking jewelry. Women especially are likely to be attracted to the idea.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Super interesting tattoos. For some reason I'm all chained up keeps running through my head. lol


4 years ago

Gypsy Rose Lee: Sounds as if you like them really a lot. Your next one might be a chain tattoo, then, maybe? I can see how they could get very popular, anyway.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

*F, I appreciate all your input and thanks for taking the time to comment and come by.

*Frank, always good to hear from you. From a glance, some of these tattoos look just like real jewelry.

*Gypsy, thanks for dropping by my friend. Hope you enjoyed it. Interesting phrase:)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, Another amazing hub on tattoos. The artistry is beautiful...


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, thank you so much for all your time my dear. It is always great to hear from you. Hope you have a great day. Take care.

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