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Crab Tattoos And Crab Tattoo Designs-Crab Tattoo Ideas And Meanings

Updated on August 17, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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The Crab Tattoo

One tattoo that you may want to consider is the crab tattoo. Crab tattoo designs are a common tattoo choice in coastal areas around the United States and around the world. The crab is also a common tattoo design among sailors. For these sailors, the crab represents their life as they risk everything to catch crabs and make a living. For these brave men and women, the crab represents their world and way of life.

Crabs are interesting creatures, one that is well known for the epic side dance. The crab is able to cover itself within a shell. Crabs hide in the shell for protection. All together, there's a variety of different species of crabs. The crab tattoo can portray any type of the associated crab species. Crab tattoos bring plenty of different options for tattoo artist and the wearer.

The crab is also a symbol of the Zodiac, the symbol of Cancer. Some men and women choose crab tattoo designs to represent that they were born in the Cancer constellation. Cancer crab tattoo designs usually portray the Cancer symbol, as you can see in the crab tattoo design pictures.

Crab Tattoos

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Crab Tattoo Designs

Crab tattoo designs can be designed and altered in a variety of different ways. The crab tattoo can portray the crab alone or with other tattoo symbols and elements. Crab tattoos can depict the crab in several different postures as well. Crab tattoo design sketches can be done in nearly all sizes as crab tattoos can nearly be inked anywhere on the body. It all depends on what type of crab tattoo your looking for.

Crab tattoo design colors can very from one tattoo design to the next. Most people think of "red" when they think of a crab or crab tattoo. Truth be told, crab tattoo designs come in many different colors, such as red, blue, yellow, orange, and green. If you wanted a pink crab tattoo design, it can be done. Size, shape, and color vary, so you have many options to consider with the crab tattoo.

As you briefly read above, crab tattoo designs can portray the crab doing just about anything. Also, we see that crab tattoos are designed with different symbols and elements, some associated to the theme, others that aren't. I've seen crab tattoo design for women with flowers, fish, feathers, stars, hearts, sand castles, shovels, and buckets. Crab tattoo design for men may contain eyes, tribal art, Celtic art, hourglass, flames, sharks, stingrays, or candles. Point is, if you want it added to your crab tattoo, do so. There's several associated symbols that can work with the crab tattoo also, such as the compass, nautical star, mermaid, ship, ship wheel, swordfish, or other maritime symbols.

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Crab Tattoo Meanings

The crab tattoo is symbolic and can represent meaning to the men and women that wear such a tattoo. The crab has been a symbolic animal to a variety of different cultures throughout the world. Remember though, in the end, your crab tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. Below, you can find the many crab tattoo meanings.

  • Transformation
  • Rebirth
  • Regeneration
  • Trust
  • High Status
  • Prosperity
  • Wealth

Crab Tattoo Designs

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Before You Get Your Crab Tattoo

Before you get your crab tattoo, there are a few things that you should consider. Always make sure that you take the time to research your crab tattoo, just as you are now. Any tattoo you choose, take the time to understand what it represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked without knowing what your tattoo fully symbolizes, so always do your tattoo research.

Tattoos are meant to last a lifetime, choose your tattoo design carefully. Make sure you take the time to view dozens of crab tattoo designs or more. Any tattoo you choose, take your time and choose a design that your sure to love. The more crab tattoo designs you look at, the better. This will also give you ideas and inspiration for your own tattoo.

Never rush to get tattooed. Men and women are constantly making this mistake, one you'll regret for years. You don't want to go through the process of wearing an embarrassing tattoo design. Tattoo cover ups and laser removal cost extra money and time. You want to make the right choice the first time around. If you second guess a tattoo, wait it out until your completely sure.

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