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Knuckle Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Knuckle Tattoo Pictures

Updated on August 26, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Knuckle Tattoo Designs


Knuckle tattoo designs can be inked in many different ways. Knuckle tattoo designs often contain words, but knuckle tattoos can also portray symbols and elements. Knuckle tattoo designs are worn by both men and women. Can knuckle tattoo be symbolic? Yes, knuckle tattoos can symbolize meanings, but it all depends on what symbols are being portrayed in the tattoo design. Most knuckle designs include words, four on the right and four on the left. Most knuckle designs portray one word, but they can also depict one four letter word. Other knuckle tattoos may only portray symbols, the choices are endless. Knuckle tattoo designs offer the tattoo artist and wearer plenty of options to consider.

Knuckle tattoo designs can support nearly any symbol or word that you want, as long as it can fit on the small surface area of the knuckle. The knuckle and fingers offer very little space to work with and knuckle tattoos are not easy for the artist. This is why we mainly see letters on knuckle tattoo designs rather then symbols.

Knuckle tattoo designs can be symbolic and inspirational. Knuckle tattoo designs can host inspirational words that hold symbolic meaning to the wearer. It's not uncommon for popular phrases to be inked as knuckle tattoo designs. Although knuckle tattoos usually portrays letters and symbols on four fingers, the thumbs can also be used. You can choose any knuckle tattoos designs that you wish, it's just like any other tattoo, just with a much smaller surface area.

Knuckle Tattoo Meanings


Knuckle tattoo meanings depend on what word or symbol is being portrayed. Overall, being inked on the knuckles has no apparent meaning. Meanings of knuckle tattoos are thought to represent some things, but overall, it depends on what the word or symbol. In general, knuckle tattoos are thought to symbolize the words below.







  • Toughness
  • Fearless
  • Unity
  • Streets
  • Fighter


Knuckle Tattoo Ideas


Knuckle tattoo ideas can range from inspirational words to meaningful symbols. One idea for your knuckle tattoo could be choosing an inspirational word(s) that hold meaning in your life. Is there a word that represents the person you are, a phrases that symbolize what you stand for? For example, perhaps "love" and "life" does. Love life knuckle tattoo designs are a popular variation of knuckle tattoos. "Thug Life" is another, thug life knuckle tattoos are actually quite common. Remember, to cover both knuckles, you need two 4-5 letter words. Knuckle tattoo designs may also portray numbers, which is another route you could take.

Another idea for knuckle tattoos is to get symbols that may or may not hold symbolic importance to you. Knuckle tattoo designs commonly portray stars, skulls, flowers, diamonds, cherries, flames, and other symbols that can be created small. You'd be surprised if you knew all the different symbols that can be designed to fit on the knuckle and finger. You may already have a sleeve tattoo and you want to add to your theme. If so, you may want to choose symbols that are associated to that theme.

Knuckle tattoo designs can include many things, use all the options as an advantage. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different knuckle tattoo pictures in the article. This will give you a general idea of what to expect when your searching through knuckle designs. Also, you can gain ideas and inspiration for your own knuckle tattoo.

More Knuckle Tattoo Ideas


There's several words and symbols that may be chosen for knuckle tattoo designs. Any word, symbol, and number may be chosen for knuckle tattoos. Below, you'll find a variety of different word combinations that could be used for your knuckle tattoo.




  • Love Life
  • Hard Core
  • Never Alone
  • Hope Faith
  • Game Over
  • Thug Life
  • Beautiful
  • This Time
  • Never Judge
  • Death Life
  • Dream Large
  • Cash Only
  • More Beer
  • Mary Jane
  • High Life
  • Super Star
  • Generous
  • Made Hard
  • Knockout
  • Superstar
  • Hollywood
  • Give Take
  • Suspicious
  • Gangster
  • Live Once
  • Live Life
  • No Regret
  • Innocence
  • Hold True
  • Lost Soul
  • Live Free
  • Lets Rock
  • True Thug
  • Free Soul
  • Style Swag
  • Go 4 Broke
  • 1Life 1Love




Before Your Knuckle Tattoo


Before you get your knuckle tattoo, there's a few things that you should consider before getting inked. Just as you are now, take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure your completely aware of what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that it symbolizes something differently.

Take the time to view dozens of knuckle tattoo designs. Don't choose the first one you see or rush to get inked. Remember, you're planning to wear this forever. You don't want to go through cover ups and laser removal, trust me. Make the right choice the first time around.

The knuckle tattoo design is a great choice, but is it for you? If not, make sure that you take the time to view more tattoos below. We appreciate your visit and want to continue providing free tattoo information. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let us know below. If you enjoyed our article, please take the time to share it. If you need tattoo advice, we're more then glad to help. As always, thanks for your time and visit. Make sure you view more tattoo articles on our site! Thanks again.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey Faith! Ohh, see that's a meaningful knuckle tattoo design. If I were to get a knuckle tattoo, it wouldn't be just any word or symbols. I prefer words for knuckle tattoo designs because symbols rarely look great on the knuckles. I prefer fancy text or lettering. I want it to meaningful and for your son, his knuckle tattoo has that symbolic value. Thanks again Faith, many times over.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi lyric,

      I would not consider getting a knuckle tattoo, but my son sure did! : ) and he wrote a poem about it which I actually have a picture of such in a hub about my son, but what is funny, now, is that in his poem, he wrote that he had his grandmother's name tattooed on his knuckles, for in reality, it is his Papa Tank's, who he loved dearly, and who died a couple of years ago from lung cancer. He was my son's grandmother's husband, and not my dad, who died so very long ago. Well, of course, that part is not funny. Just in his poem, he tried to add a bit of humor.

      Voted up ++ and sharing

      God bless and hugs your way from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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