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Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Designs And Meanings; Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Ideas

Updated on May 15, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

FOUR LEAF CLOVER TATTOOS


One popular symbol that you may want to consider is the four leaf clover. The four leaf clover is a symbol that is widely known as a symbol of good luck. Due to this, many people choose the four leaf clover tattoo as a symbol of good luck and good fortune. Four leaf clover tattoos can be designed in a variety of different sizes. Because of this, the four leaf clover tattoo can nearly be inked anywhere on the body. Four leaf clover tattoos are worn by both men and women. Four leaf clover tattoo designs are a popular choice for men and women wanting to symbolize their Irish heritage.

In this article, we will review four leaf clover tattoos and four leaf clover tattoo designs. We will discuss four leaf clover tattoo meanings and you'll have the opportunity to view a variety of different four leaf clover tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.





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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS, SHAMROCKS, IRELAND, AND ST. PATRICK



When it comes to four leaf clovers, they are the most recognized symbol in the world to represent "good luck" and "good fortune". Four leaf clovers have been a symbol of luck for several centuries. Four leaf clover tattoos are very popular and well known. Four leaf clover tattoo designs can be done in a variety of different variations and styles. Four leaf clover tattoo designs may be designed alone or they may be portrayed with other symbols. Four leaf clovers may be chosen for a themed tattoo or sleeve tattoo also. Anything symbol included in the Celtic theme would fit with the four leaf clover tattoo.









Four leaf clovers and shamrocks have been a constant symbol of the Irish and rich Celtic traditions for a very long time. The difference between four leaf clovers and shamrocks are one leaf. Shamrocks only have three leaves. Just as the four leaf clover, the shamrock can also be used to represent the Irish. In fact, the shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland. Both the four leaf clover and shamrock can be used to represent the Celtic community.










St. Patrick is a very important character in the rich tradition of the Irish. St. Patrick traveled to Ireland in hopes to convert the native Irish to Christianity. He is remember today for using a native shamrock in reference to the beliefs of Christians. He compared the three leaves of the shamrock to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit of Christian beliefs and religion. This story has survived the hands of time and we celebrate everything St. Patrick accomplished by celebrating St. Patrick's Day. If not for St. Patrick, we are only left to wonder what may have become of it all.










The four leaf clover tattoo can be worn for a variety of different reasons. You already read and probably knew that the four leaf clover is a world wide symbol of good luck. The four leaf clover can also be tattooed with the Celtic Cross. The four leaf clover and Celtic Cross tattoo can be used to symbolize Christianity and St. Patrick. Many Irish natives or members of the bloodline can wear the four leaf clover tattoo to symbolize their Irish heritage. The four leaf clover tattoo can be used to represent their Irish pride and love for their rich Celtic traditions.





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FOUR LEAF CLOVER TATTOO DESIGNS



The main reason that the four leaf clover is considered to be lucky is because they are very rare to find. Very few will ever get the chance to witness the beauty of the rare four leaf clover. The odds of finding a four leaf clover is 1 in 10,000. The rolling hills of clover and shamrocks in Ireland are a true sight to see. Due to the estimated odds of finding a four leaf clover, it gave way to the phrase, "luck of the Irish", for those who are lucky enough to find the rare four leaf clover.










Since the four leaf clover is considered to be a "lucky" tattoo symbol, it is often portrayed with other tattoo symbols that represent good luck. There are several different tattoo symbols that represent good luck, such as the diamond, cherry, horseshoe, number 7, eight ball, swallow, star, ladybug, dice, and playing cards. Some men and women may prefer a four leaf clover alone while others may want to add a variety of lucky symbols in one tattoo design. This gives you a lot of unique ways you can design your four leaf clover tattoo design.










Four leaf clover tattoos can be designed in a few different ways. Most commonly, the four leaf clover can be designed in traditional knotwork or other Celtic art styles. This will give your four leaf tattoo a unique perspective. As mentioned above, it can also be designed with other lucky tattoo symbols. The four leaf clover can also be done in tribal art or have tribal art surrounding it. One interesting way to use the four leaf clover is by using the meanings of all four leaves. Each leaf on the four leaf clover represents a meaning. The first leaf represents hope, the second leaf symbolizes faith, the third represents love, and the fourth leaf stands for luck. There are many different ways that you can make your four leaf clover tattoo design unique.









Before you choose your tattoo, there are some important things to remember. As you are now, please take your time and make sure you fully understand what your tattoo symbol means and represents. Take the time to do your own research and view as many tattoo designs and symbols as you can before you choose. Don't rush to get inked. So many men and women get tattoos on an impulse. Later on down the road, they eventually regret their decision. Thank you for taking the time to read about four leaf clover tattoos. If you feel that the four leaf clover tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo designs, symbols, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for visiting.




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      Manjunath 

      3 years ago

      I am pretty obiesssve, and when I find myself in front of a patch of clovers I forget where I am about to go and see and keep searching, and still have never found one the only conclusion I get from this is that you will spot it immediately if it is there no use for searching something like happines and joy.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Erin, a perfect choice. Your story and situation shows how one simple symbol can be so meaningful to our life. Perfect scenario, but glad that you are ok. I believe that would be perfect.

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      erin 

      5 years ago

      I recently survived a terrible car accident. (As an added reason for the 4 leaf clover, it was the day after St. Patricks day) I am very fortunate to be alive today. I'm thinking of getting a four leaf clover on my hip where my scar is for my good luck

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Max, great to hear from you again pal. LOL, your crazy! Honest, but crazy! I think I found one or two when I was younger. I remember looking for them all the time. I believe the chances are 1/10,000. Yep, we all could use a little good luck:)

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Yep, I did this four leaf clover search as a kid too LOL Found tonnes of them. And ate them. Should have dried them out and put up on the wall instead of spending hours in the company of the potty. LOL Beautiful tattoos, love everything that have the right connection to luck! =)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy

      Frank

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      Alocsin

      Always Exploring

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment on this article. One of the most recognized symbols in the world.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These were all beautiful. I mowed today and the grass was all clover. Cheers my friend.

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This symbol has become such a part of popular culture that you don't need to be Irish to wear it. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Murphy 

      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I am guilty.. For I too, have a four leaf clover for a tattoo on my right calf.. SO obviously I love this topic and am thanking you for sharing it.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Like Gypsy, I also found a four leaf clover in my school playground, funny, I can't remember what happened to it.

      We all need a little luck of the Irish now and again. great hub and brilliant pics. Voted up

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      not bad the lyricwriter.. Ill put one on and someone will always be after my lucky charms right? LOL great hub my friend

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      One of my favorite things a four-leaf clover. Was always searching for them as a child and I do remember that one time I did find one - a genuine four-leaf clover. Remembering that I wish I could've preserved and kept it.

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