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

Updated on October 4, 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 meaningful tattoos, handprint tattoos may just rank at the top. Handprint tattoos are mainly wore to represent a child or our children. Due to this, handprint tattoos are a great choice for any mother or father looking for a tattoo. Handprint tattoos are wore by both men and women. With their association too children, handprint tattoos do hold a high level of symbolic importance. In this article, we will discuss handprint tattoos, handprint tattoo designs, handprint tattoo meanings, and you will also have an opportunity to view several handprint tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo venture.

So why should I choose a handprint tattoo? As you just read, handprint tattoos are great for parents. A small handprint tattoo is a perfect way to symbolize your child. This also represents that unconditional love that you have for your child. Even though the hand is a single symbol, handprint tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. There are ways to make your handprint tattoo stand out and into an eyecatching tattoo.

Although the majority of handprint tattoos are for mothers and fathers, they can also be designed for other purposes. A new trend shows us that some men and women are getting handprint tattoos that are designed as other symbols and elements. You may see handprint tattoo designs that portray a skull or face. There are many creative ways to design a handprint tattoo.


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The handprint tattoo can hold symbolic value to those who wear these unique tattoos. Most of the meanings behind the handprint tattoo are positive in general. But remember, in the end, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. With saying that, below are the meanings behind the handprint tattoo.

  • Unity
  • Family
  • Individuality
  • Unconditional Love
  • Friendship
  • Loyalty
  • Strength

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There are a variety of different ways that you can design your handprint tattoo designs. Yes, the handprint is a common symbol. However, there are all kinds of creative ways to use them. Handprint tattoo designs portray the normal hand, but handprints can differ in several different ways. Many men and women choose black handprint tattoo designs, which are the natural color of fingerprints. However, you can design your handprint tattoo in any color that you wish. If you have a boy and girl, you may want one blue handprint tattoo and one pink handprint tattoo. Not only can you change the color, you can also change the shape of your fingerprint. Some may prefer a baby handprint tattoo while others may prefer a child handprint or larger.

Handprint tattoo designs can be designed with a variety of different elements and symbols. There are all kinds of ways to decorate your handprint tattoo. It all depends on what you are wanting from your handprint tattoo design. If your handprint tattoo is for your child, you may want to add their name or birth date. If it is a baby boy, you may want to add a baseball or a cowboy hat. If it is a girl, you may want to add a pink bow or a ladybug. You can also add symbols that are associated to a baby. For example, you may want to add a baby bottle, building blocks, or crayons. You can also decorate your handprint tattoo designs with flowers, such as a rose, orchid, or lotus. Many men and women choose to add a footprint with their handprint. And as you will see, some handprint tattoo designs portray only one handprint while others may have two or more. Remember, think outside the box!

Handprint tattoo designs are not just for parents. Some people choose to have a handprint tattoo design that is creative. One example of this is portrayed in this article. It is a picture of a handprint tattoo design that portrays a skull within the handprint. Other handprint tattoo designs portray the handprint as a face, snake, tiger, dragon, or any other object that you want.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the different handprint tattoo designs. There are many advantages for doing this. For one, this will give you a general idea of what handprint tattoo designs are available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own handprint tattoo design.

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There are some important things to remember before you get your handprint 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. You don't want to get tattooed and find out later that your tattoo represents something different from what you originally thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. If you are having second thoughts or questioning your decision, wait to get tattooed. When you are completely sure of your choice, then your ready. Tattoos are for life and that is how long you will be sporting it.

Handprint tattoos are a great choice for any mother or father. They also make for a creative tattoo, a sure eye catcher. Handprint tattoos are the type of tattoo that you won't regret later on, especially when it represents your child. If you believe that the handprint tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. As always, thanks for your visit.

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    • Nicole Danielle profile image

      Nicole Danielle 4 years ago

      Love the idea of a hand print tattoo, very nice hub!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Interesting tattoos.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      There's something quite primal and personal about handprint tattoos. Remember seeing handprints by artists in Spanish caves that were 40,000 years old and was very moved by them. Voting this Up and Beautiful. SHARED.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      wow these are cool I did see a dog print up close and those too were cool thanks for sharing

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Another exciting tattoo hub my friend, well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Unique and a loving symbol indeed..Thank's Ricky..

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I love the idea of a handprint of a child

      Awesome job Ricky

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      A childs handprint is a great idea and absolutely adorable.

      Always finding ways to grab my attention with the tattoo genre.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I never much cared for tattoos until I started reading your hubs. They are really a beautiful art form that tell a story all their own. My favorite is the one of Tinker Bell you showed on a previous hub. Thank you!

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter..Well I have to " HAND " it to you..again a great job...

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great collection of hand print tattoos and designs, awesome.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow Ricky,

      That is a first for me, the handprint tattoo. Very interesting. These do not seem to be as beautiful in detail as all other tattoos you have exhibited. However, it being a handprint, don't know how one would enhance as the others. Voted Up, awesome and interesting.

      God Bless you dear one. In His Love, Faith Reaper