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Genie Tattoos And Designs-Genie Tattoo Meanings And Ideas-Genie Lamp And Latin Lamp Tattoos

Updated on August 13, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One tattoo that you may find interest in is the genie tattoo. Genie tattoos can be found on both men and women. Genie tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. One of the more popular genie tattoo designs is the genie in a bottle tattoo. This type of genie tattoo is designed in a few different ways. This type of tattoo may or may not portray a genie. In fact, the genie lamp may only be portrayed. In such tattoos, the lamp is really the only constant symbol within these types of tattoos.

When done correctly, the genie tattoo can be quite the tattoo. As with most tattoos, detail and shading are very important with the genie tattoo. Since genie tattoos are done in a variety of different ways, different symbols associated with the genie may be portrayed. For example, you may see smoke, mist, rugs, or a head piece within a genie tattoo design. When the genie is portrayed, you may see him or her with a variety of different accessories.


Just like most tattoos, the genie tattoo can hold deep symbolic meaning to the men and women that wear such a tattoo. These meanings may differ from one individual to the next. However, in the end, your genie tattoo represents what you want it to represent. Below, you can find a few of the meanings behind the genie tattoo.

  • Giving
  • Wishes
  • Magical
  • Hope
  • Lost
  • Incarceration
  • Spirituality
  • Arabic

One of the interesting facts about the genie tattoo is that overall, meanings can vary quite largely. The old saying says that the genie can grant wishes to anyone that rubs the top of the lamp. The genie can grant any wish that you may have. Because of this, the genie tattoo can symbolize giving, magic, and hope. In this sense, the genie tattoo can represent many positive attributes. When we look at the tattoo in the perspective of the genie, the overall meaning changes. The genie is forever trapped in his bottle. Due to this, the genie tattoo can represent the fact that you need to break away and regain your freedom. In this example, the genie tattoo can symbolize incarceration. Any man or woman that feels a need for freedom may find meaning in such a tattoo. Although this is not a popular prison theme tattoo, a few wear such a tattoo for this reason.

The genie is a character straight out of Arabic mythology. Within such tattoos, anything associated to Arabic ways may be designed within this themed tattoo.

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One of the best things about genie tattoo designs is the fact that they can be designed in several different ways. Due to this, very few genie tattoo designs will ever be the same. Genie tattoo designs can portray the genie in several different manners. Between all the different variations, the Latin lamp alone is one of the most popular. The genie lamp alone can be an absolute stunner when done correctly. With so many options, this really is a fun theme to work with for any tattoo artist.

Genie lamp tattoos or Latin lamp tattoos are considered to be the most popular in the genie themed tattoo. Some may prefer an antique lamp while others may find interest within newer aged lamps. The genie lamp tattoo most often has no genie portrayed with the lamp. Instead, a mist or smoke is designed within the genie lamp tattoo design. Genie lamp tattoos can also portray the lamp decorated with a host of different items, such as jewels or art. Personally speaking, I believe a Latin lamp tattoo looks much better in detail then a plain genie lamp. However, if the mist and background is themed related, it makes very little difference. I saw a genie lamp themed tattoo yesterday which inspired this article and it looked amazing. In this genie lamp tattoo design, the tattoo was inked on a ladies lower back. The lamp was designed directly centered on the spine. The background of the genie lamp tattoo was done in a royal blue, dark to light. There was a small sunset scene on the back that lit up the beautiful white clouds in the back. The genie lamp was a beautiful golden brown color with a touch of black shades. On both sides of the genie lamp, you could see small palm trees and the desert. It was a work of art! The shading and detail was done perfect. With this point, the genie lamp was plain but still done wonderfully. The mist or smoke was done in a deep purple that mixed with the background sky.

The genie doesn't have to be the only thing that can be portrayed with the genie lamp. In fact, many men and women choose a host of different characters portrayed with their lamp tattoo. Some of the usually characters that are seen inked with the Latin lamp are the grim reaper, pin up girls, skulls, jokers, and angels. In order to be a solid tattoo artist, you have to think outside the box. You have to have creative ideas, so make sure you use your imagination!

Since a large portion of men and women get tattoos that are themed related, you may want to consider all symbols and characters that can be related to the genie tattoo. The Latin lamp, desert, palm trees, camels, and anything Arab may be considered. Stars and the moon are also seen with this theme although it is not all that common. Make sure that you do take the time to view all the genie tattoos and genie lamp tattoo designs in this article. This can give you ideas and hints for your own genie tattoo design.

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There are some very important things to remember before you choose your genie tattoo or any tattoo. Please make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo represents something totally different from what you first thought.

Don't rush to get tattooed. Getting a tattoo is a big deal, they are meant to be permanent. Many men and women have rushed into the tattoo process and they are left with a tattoo that they regret later on in their life. Don't make this same mistake. This is another reason why research is very important. Be sure to weigh out all your options and make sure your getting what you truly want.

Make sure you also research your tattoo artist! Don't just go to anyone. Some tattoo artist can be very misleading and this can often lead to tattoos that look terrible. A great tattoo artist will treat you like your one of their own. They will show you their past work and they will do anything to help you in the process. You want your tattoo done correctly so take the time to research the best tattoo artist in your area!

If you feel that the genie tattoo or genie lamp tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below. We have a variety of great tattoo symbols, ideas, meanings, and designs in the links below. Feel free to shoot us a question and we will do our best to answer it! As always, thanks for your visit!

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    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend great tattoo photos and article, well done !

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      These are some fabulous representations of this genre of tattoo. Thanks for the share.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      actually Ive seen a big guy with one on his shoulder it looked pretty cool .. thanks for sharing bro...:)

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, I don't believe I've ever seen a genie tattoo before, how interesting.

      Great pics as always.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper


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