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Graffiti Tattoos And Designs-Graffiti Tattoo Ideas And Meanings-Graffiti Tattoo Pictures

Updated on September 17, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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When it comes to unique and interesting tattoos, perhaps you may want to consider the graffiti tattoo. Graffiti is a drawing, sketch, or painting that is made in a public place. Graffiti actually dates back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. Some of the oldest known graffiti dates back thousands of years ago. Also known as urban tattoos, graffiti tattoos can be worn by both men and women. Graffiti tattoos can include many different symbols, elements, and words. The possibilities for a graffiti tattoo are endless. In this article, we will discuss graffiti tattoos, graffiti tattoo meanings, and you will also have a chance to view a variety of graffiti tattoos. In the end, we hope that you find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.

Since it is illegal to draw, sketch, and paint on private property, graffiti is often frowned upon. However, it is hard too not be impressed by the artistic abilities of graffiti artist. Graffiti tattoos can be just as stunning and mysterious as real life graffiti art, plus it is legal.

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In general, graffiti tattoos have no overall meaning. However, graffiti tattoos can hold symbolic value to men and women that wear such tattoos. It just all depends on what symbol or element is being portrayed in your graffiti tattoo. For example, you may want to get your child's name done as a graffiti tattoo. Of course, this graffiti tattoo would symbolize your child. In the end, your graffiti tattoo holds symbolic value to you.

Graffiti tattoos can represent the symbol or element that is being portrayed in your tattoo. You may want to get a heart done as a graffiti tattoo. Your graffiti tattoo then takes on the meaning of the heart, representing love, passion, and desire. So in general, the meaning behind your graffiti tattoo depends on what is being portrayed in your graffiti tattoo.

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Graffiti tattoo designs can be done in a variety of different ways. When it comes to graffiti tattoos, any element or symbol can be done in graffiti art. You could have anything that you wish done in graffiti. This may include hearts, stars, birds, buildings, bridges, or clovers. Many men and women choose to get their name done in a graffiti tattoo. Graffiti tattoo designs for this reason are usually done on the back or arms. In most cases, the last name is used.

Graffiti tattoo designs can also portray inspirational words or words of encouragement. In total, there are many words that can be used for your graffiti tattoo design. Graffiti tattoo designs for this purpose may include honor, loyalty, respect, royalty, king, warrior, faith, and hope. You could use any word or word combination that you want.

Many men and women like graffiti tattoo designs because they are unique and artistic. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different graffiti tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what graffiti tattoo designs are available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own graffiti tattoo design.

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

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. Don't make this same mistake. If you are having second thoughts or feel like you are not sure, wait it out. Remember, your are going to wear this tattoo for the rest of your life.

Graffiti tattoos are very unique and sure to be an eyecatching tattoo. However, if you believe that it is not for you, perhaps you would be interested in the tattoos set below. Just follow the links below to view more tattoos. As always, thanks for your visit!

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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant hub the lyricwriter and here's to so many more to come.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia








      Thanks for all your support, visits, and comments. I agree with you all, I view it as legit artwork. I believe the graffiti looks better then a plain jane wall. I don't see why they are not allowed to have certain areas where they can practice their craft or have a merial, probably spelled wrong.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Why is it no surprise about the Graffiti tats Ricky. Only a matter of time from subways to skin, eh. Got some great examples of the art in the thumbnails- and you're always enlightening history and meanings. Up n interestin' my friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      These are awesome but I wouldn't want graffiti on me.

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter... Aren't Tattoos , Graffiti pretty much the same ? Expressions of Art worn on the body...kind of a double edge sword ? I for one find Graffiti on bldgs in some areas beautiful, due to the fact they add colour to very mondane structures that gives the impression of " life "..and they can always be painted over...I wish cities would encourage artists of the streets, as it is usually an expression of how they view life in their environment...Great Hubs by the way..this keeps you off the streets by the way..Mothers can allow their daughters back outside..hehehe..enjoy week-end

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky - graffiti art is fabulous and so are these tattoo's!

      Great work as always - thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'd probably be quite careful in getting a graffiti tattoo just because it was attractive. Many of these have specific meaning when found on walls and they may send out the wrong message. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thelyricwriter I think of all the tats you've displayed this set could be a mess on the flesh yeah?

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Real graffiti artists must get so frustrated when there is nowhere to display their art, that is why I am always happy to see their talent made use of on boarding by the side of the motoway or on buildings, people that have appreciated this art form and requested their talents. But I do hate to see it plastered everywhere on private property and people having to constantly clean it off.

      Good for those that choose tattoos. Awesome hub as always Ricky. I love the way you add background and history to the hubs. A lot of work and greatly appreciated.

      You have my votes

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, those last two tattoos really opened my eyes this late!!! Stunning. Those two are my favorite. I am just amazed at how many different designs and meanings there are of tattoos. Are you getting close to the end, or will there be plenty more to come for another couple of years? Your imagery of the tattoos is always so sharp. Always look forward to what type will be next! Well done once again. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper