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

Updated on May 16, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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If your interested in animal tattoos, perhaps you may want to consider the penguin tattoo. Although the penguin tattoo is not mainstream, there is a popularity for the tattoo design. Penguin tattoos can hold symbolic importance to those who wear such a tattoo. Penguin tattoos can be wore by both men and women. Penguin tattoos can come in a variety of different designs, often portrayed with several different symbols and elements. In this article, we will discuss penguin tattoo designs, penguin tattoo meanings, and you will have the opportunity to view several penguin tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you can find inspiration and ideas for your next tattoo.

Penguin tattoos are not a main stream tattoo, but when done correctly, they can be quite stunning works of art. Since there are several different species, penguin tattoos can differ in color and design. To better understand what the penguin represents, all we have too do is view the penguin in its natural environment. Penguins commonly live in very harsh conditions, enduring temperatures well below zero. In order to survive, penguins form special bonds with their partner that ensure the survival of their species. The penguin is a symbol of endurance and family.

Penguins also commonly live in big groups that can number in the thousands. Penguins are very intelligent and show great communication abilities. In many penguin species, it is the male that takes care of the young while the female penguins go to gather food. Both are no easy task in the coldest temperatures of the world. Penguins will group together to keep warm in such conditions, a symbol of unity.

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Penguin tattoos can be chosen as a decorative tattoo, but penguin tattoos also hold symbolic value. The penguin tattoo can represent a variety of qualities and attributes. Below, you can find some of the meanings behind the penguin tattoo. But remember, in the end, your penguin tattoo represents what you want it too.

  • Endurance
  • Agility
  • Patience
  • Family
  • Unity
  • Social
  • Communication
  • Determination
  • Adaptability
  • Change
  • Mischievous

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Penguin tattoo designs can portray penguins in a variety of different ways. As you will learn, nothing is out of the question when it comes to penguin tattoos. Penguin tattoos designs can portray penguins in a realistic way or as a cartoon. Penguin tattoos are a popular cartoon tattoo. Young penguins are often mischievous and without fear. Penguin tattoo designs portray these attributes in several different ways. Take the penguin tattoo designs on the right for an example. One young penguin is portrayed as an angel while the other is portrayed as a bad penguin. Young cartoon penguins offer the wearer a cute tattoo that they are sure to adore.

Penguin tattoo designs can portray penguins doing anything. They could be playing hockey, football, or wearing clothes. You may also see penguins playing together, reading books, or sliding on the ice. Penguin tattoo designs can also have the penguin designed in tribal art, which makes for an interesting tattoo. Penguin tattoo designs can have penguins in various sizes from small to large. Due to this, they can nearly be inked anywhere on the body.

Penguin tattoo designs can portray ice or water within the tattoo. In some cases, they may even be designed on a beach or under a waterfall. Anything goes with penguin tattoos. It just depends on what your looking for. I suggest that you take the time to view all the different penguin tattoos in this article. This will help give you a general idea of what penguin tattoos are available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own penguin tattoo design.

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There are some important things to remember before you get your penguin tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Be sure to completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked without knowing what your tattoo symbolizes.

Don't rush to get inked! Listen, if you have questions, don't go ahead and get tattooed! Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. You don't want to make this same mistake. You don't have to be in a hurry. If your not ready, just give it more time until your completely sure on your tattoo choice.

If you believe that the penguin tattoo is not for you or you want to view more animal tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. As always, thanks for your visit!

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Becka, thanks for the comment! I love your story. So sorry to hear about your daughter. Please feel free to let me know when you get your tattoo. I would really enjoy doing an article on you, your daughter and the meaning behind your tattoo. God Bless you both.

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      5 years ago

      Im gettng a penguin tattee on my forearm shortly. Its for my daughter who suffers from epipepsy. She is strong and determined at such a young age. We call her HAPPYFEET. SHE LOVES PENGUINS!!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Tammy, thanks for dropping by. Appreciate the share. Hopefully I will have a Viking one out soon. Thanks again.

      CC, thanks for the comment. Happy Feet is actually a popular penguin tattoo. Cute tattoo for a girl. Thanks for everything.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      7 years ago from Western NC

      This theme makes me think of "Happy Feet" - I love penguins. They're such cute, social animals. I love the symbolism here, too. Nice write up and great pics!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome tattoos! I am sharing these with my son. He likes Norse and Viking tattoos but he loves penguins too. I enjoy these hubs!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia









      Thanks again for taking the time to comment, vote, and drop by.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Incredible tattoos.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      These are my favorite of the animal tattoos you've covered so far because I love animal. It's also great that they can be whimsical or realistic. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I think these are all adorable, probably a hit with women. Can't see too many men wearing these, but you never know.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, They are beautiful. Thank's for sharing..

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, great job with this hub of Penguin tattoos, they are cute but not getting one....

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      7 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Love this! I can't wait to go through all of them!

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      7 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter...Penguins can pick out the cry of their own chick( learned that on Discovery channel) in a colony of 80,000 others...better than some human parents..interesting article as I can hardly wait for that " coffeetable book "...have a great week-end my friend...

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm guessing most gang members don't wear one of these, not unless they want to get their butts kicked continually! Great as always! You have me hooked but I'm still not getting a tattoo!


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