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Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Design Ideas

Updated on August 31, 2013

Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Designs

Four Leaf Clover Variations And Symbolism

Four leaf clover tattoos are a popular tattoo symbol for women and men. The four leaf clover is a symbol that is known all around the world. Four leaf clovers have been a symbol of good luck for many centuries. The clover only has three petals, but on rare occasions, a clover will have four petals, thus the four leaf clover. The chances of finding a rare four leaf clover is said to be 10,000 to 1. However, beware, if you are seeking the four leaf clover, it is believed to not bring good luck. If you find a four leaf clover by accident, it brings good luck.

Clovers have been symbolic to a variety of different cultures throughout history, most commonly known by the Irish. One of the earliest records belongs to the Druids. The ancient druids believed that the clover would protect them. They also believed that the clover was lucky and magical. Today, the clover is a symbol of early Christianity and St Patrick's Day. The clover tattoo can represent energy, spirituality, Christianity, protection, and good luck.

Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Ideas

When consider ideas for your four leaf clover tattoo design, you should always consider associated symbols that may be included in your design. You know that your four leaf clover symbolize good luck, therefore, other lucky symbols may be incorporated into your four leaf clover tattoo design. What other symbols represent good luck? You have the horseshoe, ladybug, lucky sevens, eight balls, and the ace of spades. Anyone of these symbols may be portrayed within your four leaf clover tattoo.

Gambling is a huge niche for four leaf clover tattoo designs. If your gambling or your a gambler in anything, you need Lady Luck by your side. Speaking of Lady Luck, she can be included in a four leaf clover tattoo design. Lady Luck is often portrayed in a pinup style in such tattoos, a popular choice among men. Lady Luck is often included with cards, money, power chips, anything associated to the gambling niche. Poker machines and tables may be another idea for this type of themed tattoo designs.

As you probably already know, the four leaf clover has been a longtime symbols of Pagans, Celts, and the Irish. Four leaf clover tattoo designs within this theme often includes Celtic art, knotwork, spirals, leprechauns, or popular Celtic symbols. The Celtic cross and the Celtic Tree of Life could include a four leaf clover. Four leaf clover tattoo designs often include a four leaf clover designed within Celtic art.

Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Ideas For Men

Four leaf clover tattoo ideas for men can include a variety of different styles and variations. Since the four leaf clover is a symbol of the Irish, men may choose to get the four leaf clover to symbolize their heritage. You may want to consider getting your country's flag designed with a four leaf clover.

Men may consider ideas for their four leaf clovers that portrays symbols that represent themselves. What symbols represent you? What do you do for a living or hobby? What do you love in your life? For example, if you are a mechanic, you could choose to get your four leaf clover tattoo design designed with tools, such as a wrench or cresent wrench. If your a hunter, you may consider adding a gun or bow to your four leaf clover tattoo design. Not only are you creating a unique design, your creating a symbolic tattoo that you will value because it represents you.

Four leaf clover tattoo designs for men can also include symbols and elements that symbolize the attributes of a man. There's several symbols that are perfect for only men. Common symbols found in men's tattoo designs are flames, tools, skulls, spiders, scorpions, bears, or tribal art. You may consider a tribal four leaf clover tattoo design or a four leaf clover tattoo design with flames. Bats, tigers, rifles, or engines may also be an idea. Think about symbols that define a man, apply these symbols and see if you can get a good idea for your four leaf clover tattoo.

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Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Designs For Women

Four leaf clover tattoo designs for women can be designed in a variety of different variations and styles. Women's four leaf clover tattoos can be inked with elements and symbols of femininity, such as the moon, lotus, or water. Pink and purple shading is another great clover tattoo idea for women. You may consider having your four leaf clover tattoo designed with other symbols that represent good luck, such as the ladybug or swallow.

You may want to consider a symbol or element that represents yourself to your clover tattoo. Think about it, is there a nickname you had growing up or a symbol that represents your personality? Another idea is adding your name, last name, or initials to your four leaf clover. Other may choose to add Kanji characters or Chinese characters.

There's thousands of symbols that can be added to your four leaf clover tattoo design. If you're into Celtic art, you can have your four leaf clover designed in Celtic art. You may want to choose other Celtic symbols to add to your four leaf clover, such as the Claddagh. Since the clover is a symbol of spirituality and Christianity, you may consider adding appropriate symbols, such as a rosary, angel, cherub, or cross.

Four leaf clovers look great when decorated in art. Another great four leaf clover tattoo idea is adding a four leaf clover to the lower back. A lower back four leaf clover tattoo would look great decorated in art and having the clover as the center piece. Remember, you can add any symbol or element that you want. Use your imagination.

Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Locations And Information

Four leaf clover tattoo designs can be designed in several different styles, variations, and sizes. Due to this, four leaf clovers can nearly be inked anywhere on the body. Women typically get small four leaf clover tattoo designs, tattooed on the ankles, wrist, lower back, back neck, stomach, and behind the ear. On the other hand, men usually get large four leaf clover tattoo designs. Men commonly wear this design on the arms, legs, and upper back.

As you'll see, most four leaf clover tattoos only portray one four leaf clover. However, you'll see some that portrays more clovers. Gambling tattoo designs can have more then one four leaf clover, as well as horseshoe tattoo designs. If you choose a clover sleeve tattoo, you'll want to portray more then one clover.

We hope that you found this article on four leaf clover tattoo ideas useful. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, be sure to leave them below. We'll be glad to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Before you go, remember, always research your tattoo. You want to make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents. Lastly, take the time to look through dozens of four leaf clover tattoo designs before you make your final choice. Remember, tattoos are forever, so be sure to choose a tattoo that you really want. Thanks for your time and visit!

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    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      Beautiful tatoos. It is interesting to read that you need to stumble upon a four leaf clover for it to bring good luck.

    • JPSO138 profile image


      5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      My sister has a the four leaf clover tattoo. I don't have any since I am not really into the tattoo thing. Great hub!

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      DDE, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I like working with four leaf clover tattoos because there's a variety of appropriate symbols that they can be designed with. Four leaf clovers are a popular symbol for good luck, something we could all use more of.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Design Ideas great hub on the four leaf clover tattoo looks great

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Ocfireflies, thanks for the comment. Yes, according to historical symbolism, it is said if you're looking for the four leaf clover and find one, it brings bad luck. Many feel that a four leaf clover tattoo will be a symbol of good luck for the duration of the tattoo.

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      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I did not know if one is purposefully seeking a four leaf clover and find one that equals bad luck. Per usual, lots of great information and pictures. Thank You.


    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      @Rajan, thanks for taking the time to visit. Glad you enjoyed it. We'll have to work you into a tattoo one of these days Rajan! LOL Appreciate the votes and share:)

      @Pinto2011, thanks for the visit and comment. You can do a lot with clover tattoo designs, a great choice for both men and women. Thanks again.

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      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very innovative and clever ideas.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting and ind informative with great photos. Thanks. Voted up and shared.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      @Rose, thanks again Rose. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for the vote:)

      @Rosemay50, appreciate the visit, vote, and everything else:) Great point, many men and women that get the four leaf clover tattoo see it as a lasting symbol of good luck. Blessings Rosemay50

      @Ruby, that's a great memory. I remember looking for them when I was younger, found one but that's all I remember. Glad you enjoyed the history on the four leaf clover, thanks again.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can remember picking four leaf clover when i was a kid and making necklaces and bracelets and wishing for so many things..Loved the history. Thank you..

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A great way to always carry a good luck token with you. These are nice and simple. Love the Grandma one.

      Always wondering what you are going to come up with next :)

      Up and more

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      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This really is sensational! The images are amazing. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Chitrangada, LOL!! Interesting, but yes, the clover is a symbol of good luck, protection, and even early Christianity. I think small clover tattoos are a great choice for women and men, especially if it is the type of person that wants to hide it:) Thanks for everything, visit, comment, times, shares, much appreciated my friend. Have a great day

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      These look simple and cute! I had no idea that four leaf Clover Tattoo designs symbolize good luck!

      They will look beautiful and elegant on any girl. Beautiful hub as always. Voted up and tweeted! Have a good day!

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      @Frank, thanks for the comment. Very true, Celtic tattoos are popular anyway, but clovers are probably the most popular variation. Who doesn't want some good luck, right?

      @Cleaner3, appreciate the comment and praise. I never judged, tattoos are the type that you're either in or out. I can even see your point, but if it was a beautiful tattoo, I can't say that I would mind:) Thanks always

      @Mhatter99, appreciate the comment and visit.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this.

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ha..! .. lyricwriter .. you post some awesome tatty's .. they are very interesting.. in my own opinion I don't understand why beautiful young girls plaster their bodies with tattoo's .. (it is distracting when you are naked ) LOl.. but to each his own .. .. Thanks for the cool pictures ..

      might write a poem about tattoo's( now you have inspired me ..)


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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      thelyric the smaller clovers are indeed the best great collection of pics here voted entertaining as usual


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