Bow Tattoos: What Do They Mean And Where Should You Have One
The days when people were frowned upon for having a tattoo are long gone. These days, tattoos are rightly seen by many as an art form. The tattoos people choose are changing too. Tribal tattoos are more popular with men than skulls and anchors. Women are choosing designs to suit their personal tastes: flowers, stars, and butterflies are common, but bow tattoos are one of the most popular choices for women.
What do bows represent? Women and girls have historically worn bows on their clothes and in their hair as a sign of femininity. It is a logical progression to have them tattooed on the body, as another form of decoration.
- Presentation of a gift
Bows are ribbons that have been tied into a decorative and functional knot. Bows and knots are ancient symbols of strength, unions, ties that bind, loyalty, and beauty.
Of course, the color of a bow only adds to its symbolic meaning.
Bow Color Symbolism
Remembrance ("Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree")
Sophistication, sexiness, victory
Bow Tattoo Images
Bows are powerful symbols, so think carefully about which one might be suitable for you. Choose something that has personal significance for you; it is your statement to the world and it will be with you for a long time to come!
For a dazzling selection of bow tattoo ideas, visit this Pinterest image gallery.
Bow Tattoos: Where Should I Get One?
When choosing any tattoo, its position is a critical decision. Bow tattoos are no different. Think carefully where you want your tattoo inked; after all, it is difficult to move later!
There are personal and practical considerations to consider. If you work in a conservative environment or have a quieter personality, it may be best to have a tattoo that is easy to cover during working hours. Consider your hip or lower back. If, on the other hand, you are an extrovert who can, and wants, to display their tattoos all the time, a wrist or ankle tattoo would be a good choice.
Many women choose to have bows tattooed on their hips or shoulders. A particularly effective way of displaying a bow tattoos is to link them to an inked ribbon of the same color that loops around a finger, wrist, or ankle. In this way your tattoo can look like a piece of inked jewelry. Another popular choice is to place the bows on the back of the legs, above the Achilles tendon, and ink a line up the back of the calf. This design resembles a pair of sexy stockings and looks fantastic if you're wearing a pair of high heels.
A bow tied in a string around your finger can be used to remind you of something. Bow tattoos can be used in the same way, to remind you of the birth of a child or a special love.