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Eye Tattoos And Designs-Eye Tattoo Meanings And Ideas-Eye Tattoo Gallery

Updated on May 14, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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One interesting tattoo that you may want to consider is eye tattoos. Eye tattoos can be sported by both women and men, plus it can hold symbolic value to the wearer. Eye tattoos come in a few different variations other then just a regular eye. Eye tattoos can be designed to portray realistic eyes or even cartoon eyes. Eye tattoos can portray human eyes, snake eyes, or cat eyes also. Some eye tattoo designs may portray one, while other portray two or even more. If you are interested in a unique tattoo or your looking to add an additional tattoo, the eye tattoo may be just what you need.

One of the most popular eye tattoos is the "Eye of Horus" tattoo. The tattoos on the right are Eye of Horus tattoo designs. The Eye of Horus is an Egyptian symbol and can also be referred to as the "Eye of Ra." The legend behind the Eye of Horus states that Horus battled Seth over who would rule the throne. Horus had the left eye of the moon and the right eye of the sun. Horus was victorious over Seth, but lost his left eye in the battle. The god Troth was able to restore his left eye. Horus is also known as the god with the falcon head.

The unique design of the Eye of Horus is based on the look of the falcon. If you would see a picture of the falcon, you would see this unique design is similar to the eyes of the falcon. The Eye of Horus is very popular and commonly used in Egypt. This very same symbol if found in ancient Egyptian art and symbolism. As a tattoo, the Eye of Horus gives the wearer a unique eye tattoo design with character.

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The eye has been a symbolic element for a variety of different cultures throughout history. Besides Egypt, the eye has also been a symbolism of Christianity and God. The "Eye of God" is said to represent God looking into the souls of the faithful. In this manner, the eye tattoo can represent the soul, faith, and Christianity.

Many people have also heard of the term "third eye." The third eye basically represents intuition. It represents the intuitive eye, eye of the soul, and the spiritual eye. The eye can also represent prophesy, the ability to foretell the future.

We all may have also heard of the old saying, "I will keep a close eye on you." The eye can also symbolize vision and protection.


When it comes to the eye tattoo, there are several different meanings that we find associated to the tattoo. But keep in mind, your eye tattoo can represent what you want it too. Below, you can find the meanings behind the eye tattoo.

  • Life
  • Christianity
  • Focus
  • Protection
  • Soul
  • Clarity
  • Intelligence
  • Vision
  • Prophesy
  • Perception
  • Guardian´╗┐

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Eye tattoo designs can be designed in various ways. You already read that a variety of different eyes can be portrayed in eye tattoos. Animal eyes are a common choice for eye tattoo designs. Cat eyes are the most popular choice for animal eye tattoos. Eye tattoos can also be designed with Egyptian art or tribal art. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different eye tattoo designs in this article. This will give you an idea of what is available, plus you can pick up some ideas for your own eye tattoo.

There are some important things that you need to remember before you get your eye tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. Don't rush to get inked! If you are not for sure, don't get tattooed. Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets later on down the road. Don't make the same mistake. If you feel that the eye tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. And as always, thanks for your visit!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yikes, for some reason the eye tattoos are a little creepy, and I was surprised by their meanings. And, ironically, when I sketch, that is what I love to draw is just the eyes, weird. I guess it is just the eyes as tattoos maybe. Very interesting. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      It's scary...looks like someone is watching from somewhere. hehehe. interesting though.

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      aivzdog 4 years ago

      Very cool, I don't know if I could get an eye tattoo because I would feel like someone is always watching me.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter..NOW that's scary I have to agree with unknown spy..." keeping an eye on myself "...wait for it..wait for it..I got it a new hub..." I AM MY OWN STALKER"

      could not resist the humor did an awesome job as usual my friend..keep'em coming and we'll keep reading..

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Here's looking at you thelyricwriter again awesome my friend :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      All those crazy eyes just staring. Super.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Eyes are a little creepy to me, but they are colorful and different strokes for different folks..Hee

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Of all the tattoo types you've highlighted, these are the ones that freak me out the most because it looks like the person has a third eye growing out of the skin. The easy way to minimize that feeling is to put some decoration around it, so it looks like a design rather than a true eye. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Though it's an unusual and colorful symbol it does leave me with an uncomfortable feeling too, like other guys before me mentioned =)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all for your comments, time, votes, ect. Sorry for the late reply. I have been very busy yet again. I do appreciate you all for everything. See all of you soon on your side of the town. Take care.

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