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Bow Tattoos And Designs-Bow Tattoo Meanings And Ideas-Bow Tattoo Pictures

Updated on September 19, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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One popular tattoo that women may consider is the bow tattoo. Bow tattoos portray a bow, sometimes tied, sometimes loose, or perhaps with lace. Bow tattoos are usually worn by women, but some men may choose such a tattoo. The bow tattoo can hold symbolic value to those who wear such a tattoo. In this article, we will discuss bow tattoo designs, bow tattoo meanings, and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of bow tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo project.

The bow tattoo offers a woman a variety of different things as a tattoo. Bow tattoos are cute and decorative. In a sense, they are fashionable. Some women choose bow tattoos that they can wear jewelry or clothing with. Since the bow tattoo can be designed in various sizes, it can nearly be placed anywhere on the body. Popular areas for bow tattoos include the arms, wrist, and legs.

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Bow tattoos can hold symbolic value to those who wear this tattoo. But remember, in the end, your bow tattoo represents what you want it too. Bow tattoos can represent different things depending on the type of bowl that is being portrayed. With saying that, below are the meanings that may be applied to the bow tattoo.

  • Giving
  • Present
  • Femininity
  • Speciality
  • Embrace
  • With Love
  • Gift

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When it comes to bow tattoo designs, you have a variety of different options. Bow tattoo designs portray bows in a variety of different shapes, colors, and sizes. With this type of variety, you can create a bow tattoo that is unique to only you. Bow tattoo designs usually portray the bow in vibrant colors, such as pink, purple, and red. Each one of these colors can be altered, giving you a variety of colors to work with. But remember, you can choose any color that you wish.

It is possible that bow tattoos can be referred to as ribbon tattoos. Popular ribbon tattoos usually portray cancer ribbons, possible called cancer bows. These tattoos symbolize specific cancers, based on the color that is being portrayed. If you want to learn more about these tattoos, just follow the links at the bottom of this section.

Bow tattoo designs can portray the bow with a variety of symbols and elements that may be associated to such a tattoo. For example, take the bow tattoo on the right for an example. The tattoo artist has added hearts as the center piece to the bow. Bow tattoo designs may or may not have a center piece. The center piece adds another dimension to the bow. You may also choose a clover, stone, diamond, ruby, or any other symbol that you wish.

Bow tattoo designs can be cute, sexy, and mysterious all rolled into one. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different bow tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what bow tattoos are available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own bow tattoo designs.

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There are some important things that you want to remember before you get your bow tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo represents something different then from what you first thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get inked without thinking usually have regrets about their tattoo later in life. Remember, you are going to wear this for the rest of your life. You don't want to go through the entire process of laser removal. Make sure that this is what you want. If your completely sure, then and only then, get it tattooed.

Bow tattoos are a great choice for any woman. Bow tattoos are mainly wore as a decorative tattoo, but as you learned, it can hold symbolic value. If you believe that the bow tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. As always, thanks for your visit!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia












      Thank you all for taking the time to drop by. Most of you all point to the fact that there is nothing really special about the bow. I believe it is the type of symbol that is ordinary. It is only special on a gift. I agree, I would like to see artist do more with the bow tattoo design. You see pinks, reds, and purples, but nothing outside the box. I would like to see them within large designs, ect. Thanks again.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      thought i would give this a read because I am considering a variation of a bow for my next tattoo. i thnk the bows are cute, but it seems to me that they all look so much the same. even what i see on tattoo sites that show a lot of interesting work. i would like to see artists doing a lot more with the design... nicely written, good pics too.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Real cute tattoos.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      While they are unique and pretty, they would be too cutesy for me. I suppose I am always out of the bow tied box. laugh. Thank you for another interesting tattoo Hub.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      billybuc, frank and al's comments are funny! Bow tattoos, ready for Christmas? Interesting hub, thelyricwriter!

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter...beautiful photos..never saw a bow tattoo..hope this does not mean you're " wrapping" up the tattoo know I can't resist the humor..

      have a great weekend my friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Now these are super pretty! I love the option to include a centerpiece. Very nice.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Bow tattoos are cute..

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great bow tattoos and they are all very colorful, loved all the beautiful photos ! Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      The tattoo seems innocuous and pretty enough. But I wander if anyone has tattooed a bow on the back of his or her bald head. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I find it odd a bow tattoo.. hmm maybe good for the ladies who walk the street huh? open up a gift like that by starting with the bow..LOL but still very very well prepapred hub my friend

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting design, and great job of covering it, but the bow tie ain't doing anything for me. :)