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

Updated on September 8, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Cartoon style tattoos are not considered to be mainstream tattoos, but men and women do choose them. in fact, cartoon style tattoos can cover a variety of different areas. Someone may want to choose a specific cartoon character, such as Batman or Spider Man. As you are probably aware, there are thousands of cartoon characters to choose from. Cartoon tattoos also portray realistic symbols and elements as a cartoon. In total, nearly anything can be designed as a cartoon. This includes anything in the world.

So why would men and women choose cartoon tattoos? Truth be told, there are several reasons. Many men and women are linked to a specific cartoon character. It may be a cartoon character from our past or even a recent character. Someone may find meaning in a certain cartoon character. Cartoon tattoos are also chosen by those who have lost a child, many times portraying their favorite cartoon character. For those who choose a cartoon tattoo for this reason, it can hold the deepest symbolic value. As you now see, cartoon characters can be more then someone trying to be childish.

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Generally speaking, cartoon tattoos have no overall meaning. However, this doesn't mean that they can't hold symbolic value as a tattoo. Many cartoon tattoos portray a specific cartoon character that has a personality and characteristics. Cartoon tattoos that portray specific characters can represent the attributes of the cartoon character that is tattooed. For example, we will look at a Bugs Bunny tattoo. Bugs Bunny is charming, intelligent, cunning, and witty. As a cartoon tattoo, your Bugs Bunny tattoo symbolizes these same meanings.

There are several symbols and elements that can be designed as a cartoon. If you choose to have a cartoon fairy, your cartoon tattoo still represents attributes of the fairy. If you get a cartoon pit bull tattoo, your cartoon tattoo still symbolizes the characteristics of the pit bull. It doesn't matter if it is designed to look realistic or portrayed as a cartoon. Remember, in the end, your cartoon tattoo symbolizes what you want it too.

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Cartoon tattoo designs always differ from one character to the next. It just depends on what specific character is being portrayed. Some cartoon characters look better large while others appear better as a smaller cartoon tattoo. Other cartoon tattoos may look great in both sizes. Due to this, cartoon tattoos come in a variety of different sizes and can be tattooed all over the body.

There are a variety of different things that can be inked as a cartoon. It can be a loved one, your favorite car, your dog, or anything else that may have meaning in your life. Some people may do their entire tattoo design as a cartoon or they can portray a mixture of cartoons and realistic elements.

Make sure you take the time to view all the different cartoon tattoos in this article. Not only will this give you an idea of everything that is available, it can also give you tips and ideas for your own cartoon tattoo. These cartoon tattoo pictures only portray cartoon characters.

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There are some very important things to remember before you choose to get your cartoon tattoo or any tattoo. Be sure to research your tattoo and learn what it represents. Remember, with cartoon tattoos, your cartoon character can take on the meanings of the character's personality and attributes. Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. Make sure you don't make this same mistake. If you are not sure, wait it out until your completely sure. Cartoon tattoos may be considered childish to some, but to others, they may represent something special. If you believe cartoon tattoos are not for you or you want to view more tattoo designs, please be sure to follow the links set below. As always, we thank you for your visit!

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      Nicole Danielle 4 years ago

      Love these tattoos! especially the penguin angel&devil! Very good hub. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia











      Thanks to you all! Appreciate all of you always:) Best wishes.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I find cartoon tattoos a refreshing change from some of the fierce and threatening design out there, especially on men. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These are fun tats and i have to admit liking them even if they overall have no meaning. Can understand why a parent who has lost a child might want one too. Okay. From early childhood i'd have to go with Johnny Quest or Astro Boy lol! Up use n inter Ricky!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      These are fantastic so colorful. Love Scooby Doo.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i would really love a tamahome tattoo! :) very cute

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Cute as a button. I love the angel tattoo. Cheers..

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cute and fun tattoos, what no porky the pig tattoo saying that's all folks !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      These are great! I was envisioning a member of the Bloods or Crips with a Winnie-the-Pooh tattoo....probably wouldn't be a member long! :) this is my favorite of this series!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      these have to be hands down my favorites.. i really enjoyed clicking on the thumbnails to view what I would have stained my arms with bless you bro :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Oh I love this, they are so cute.

      I was watching a TV program earlier which showed girls having tattoos removed by laser treatment, extremely painful. They had had them done at a young age and outgrown them. So your message to think very carefully before choosing a tattoo is very important.

      Voting up U, A and I

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      Esrom Aritonang 5 years ago from Indonesia

      This is wonderful hub about funny cartoon tattoo. You done it perfectly, so cute and funny cartoon tattoo and you spend a lot energy. This is easy reading hub, but you did serious effort to made it. The picture made me laugh and smile. Five stars for your hub!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great share, great tattoos, voted beautiful