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Red Tattoos And Red Tattoo Designs-Red Tattoo Meanings And Ideas

Updated on August 10, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Red Tattoos

Red tattoos are not considered to be a specific type of tattoo, rather, these are just tattoos that are done in red ink. Some red tattoos contain only red ink while others contain multi-colored ink. We're going to go through red tattoos and red tattoo designs. We'll talk about red tattoo ideas and offer suggestions. So, if you're wanting to get a red tattoo, but you don't know which route to take, we have you covered. The lyricwriter is back for good, helping you with all your tattoo needs. I apologize for my absence and I hope all of you come back to learn all about tattoos! With saying that, we now look at red tattoos.

So, what are red tattoos? As I said before, it's merely a tattoo done in red ink. I've included tattoo designs that also portray other colors. Some men and women like the color red and want it in a tattoo design. The great thing, you can choose from thousands of tattoo symbols. Anything can be inked in red, your red tattoo can be anything that you want. It may look cool, different, or even weird. However, you want a red tattoo, right? If you do or not, you can still get great ideas for each article, so let's get into it.

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Red Tattoo Designs

Now, we already know a lot of different tattoo symbols that are done in red ink. These red tattoos are commonly red anyway. The rose tattoo, cardinal tattoo, fire tattoos, Phoenix tattoo, and heart tattoo is commonly known as red tattoos. We'll include such tattoo designs in this article because they're red anyway. Most importantly, I want to discover red tattoo designs that are not commonly red. For example, the yin yang tattoo is white and black. What about a red and black yin yang tattoo? That's different, or even a white and red yin yang tattoo. Get my point? I want you to think outside the box and see what we can come up with.

Two of the most common red tattoos are the heart tattoo and rose tattoo. Nothing wrong with those tattoos, I love them. See the tattoo picture on the right? This is a red swallow tattoo, devil even! Take away the devil part and you have a great red tattoo. The swallow tattoo is commonly inked in blue, white, yellow, green, and every color in between but red. Oh, now you get it. What's another example? What about a red cross? Crosses aren't commonly red, right? I have you thinking outside the box now, which is the point of this article.

Red tattoo designs can portray anything that we want. I want you to open your mind, this is a great way to come up with interesting tattoo designs that others will love. My articles are great for tattoo artist. Inspiration for tattoos can come from anywhere. Once we generate an idea, more ideas will flow in and the thinking process begins.

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Ideas For Red Tattoos

The red tattoo design on the right is amazing. Notice this red tattoo, it looks great, agree? Look how the red ink pops out against the gray background of this rose tattoo. This is a tattoo technique that you can use to make a dull red color pop out. You could do this tattoo in any color, it doesn't have to be only red. The point of this article is to help you generate tattoo ideas. This is an awesome looking tattoo. Use similar tattoo techniques when you're trying to get a color to stand out.

I get ideas for new tattoos by taking ordinary tattoos and creating a new design, new version, new style, or using new colors. You can do the same. If you're doing tattoo stencils, giving tattoos, use this technique to find new tattoos. Creative tattoos sale and catch on. As a fellow tattoo artist and lover, we all know that the tattoo market constantly changes. One tattoo is up and next week, a new tattoo design trends. Always keep your work up-to-date, as well as your tattoo designs.

Now, what are some more ideas for red tattoo design? What about the tree of life? I can't recall seeing a red tree of life, but I believe it could work. The tree of life tattoo is a popular tattoo. I like the idea of a red moon, red clouds, or a solid red background.

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Red Tattoo Designs With Other Colors

As you can see, red tattoos can include other colors and if you were paying attention, you'll notice one color is portrayed with red the most. The color is black. Black and red work well with each other. Most red tattoos go with black or have black included within the tattoo. However, what about other colors, perhaps blue? Would blue work well with black. It all depends, if it is a light shade of blue, yes. If it is a dark shade of blue, probably not so much. Tattoo designs that portray a light shade and dark shade of ink mesh well. If you use two dark shades, look at the results. Yellow, orange, pink, red, and white all look great with black ink. If you use light blue, light green, or light purple, then these colors would work with black also.

Test different colored inks and see how they work with one another. This really helped me out, it will you as well. Remember, red tattoos can include different shades of red, light, dark, or medium. Work with other colors, different shades, and different combinations.

Red tattoo designs can include all different types of red inked tattoo symbols. The point, this article was published to help you think outside the box, to find a unique and interesting tattoo that you may wish to consider. I hope this article has helped you in some way. Remember, some of the best tattoos in the world have been created using techniques such as this. Don't hesitate to think outside the box.

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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Wow, red does really make them stand out. I love the deep rose tattoo shown here. Always a good hub to catch any day.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Faith, thank you ALWAYS. LOL!! I agree. Thanks again!

      Alastar, thanks for the visit. I love the scorpion. Black and red works well together. Appreciate your comment.

      Frank, yeah, I can see your point. That's why I always say, if you're getting a red tattoo or any tattoo, make sure it's what you want! Thanks pal!

      Ruby, absolutely. Red and black is a great combo for red tattoos or any other tattoo design. Thanks for your visit and everything else!

      OA, appreciate the comment, votes, and visit Graham! Take care!

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Brilliant hub so informative. Good to see outstanding work as well.

      voted up and all.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Red tattoos are really vivid and beautiful. The red and black together stands out. Great hub again,,,

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      I know Tats are permanent ..but red Tats look really permanent.. great share my friend good to see these coming back :)

    • Alastar Packer profile image

      Alastar Packer 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      That red ink sure stands out! What a demanding of respect that red scorp tat gives out. You gotta have guts for that one - and something to say! The cardinal would be a good one from here, NC, being the state bird. Black and red designs sure do give one a choice for some unique designs. You got red tats covered here superbly my friend!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, that rose one is amazing, almost thought it was part of her top with a sleeve! LOL I like the red swallow too without the devil of course. : ) And that last one is very beautifully detailed and fascinating.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper


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