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Updated on November 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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ROOSTER TATTOOS


One animal tattoo that people find interest in is the rooster tattoo. The rooster is a very common domesticated animal that is found all across America and many locations in the world. Anyone from the farm or backwoods may consider such a tattoo. Although illegal, fighting roosters is a very popular sport that many take pride in. These men and women find pride in developing top breed roosters, not all for fighting. Either way, they may find interest in the rooster tattoo.

The rooster is also a symbol of the Chinese zodiac. According to the Chinese zodiac, anyone born in the year of 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, or 2005 is given the rooster symbol. The rooster is actually the 10th sign of the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac says that the rooster is a symbol of protection, good luck, good fortune, and fidelity. For future references, the years 2017, 2029, and 2041 would also carry the rooster symbol. All you have too do is add 12 to the ending year,

Although the rooster is a male symbol, rooster tattoos can be worn by women. The rooster tattoo does also hold symbolic value for the men and women who wear this animal tattoo. Roosters can come in a variety of different colors so rooster tattoos can be done in many different ways.

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ROOSTER TATTOO MEANINGS


The rooster tattoo does hold symbolic value as a tattoo. In fact, most of the meanings behind the rooster tattoo are positive. However, just like other tattoo symbols, there are some meanings that are negative. But remember, in the end, your rooster tattoo represents what you want it too. With saying that, below are the meanings behind the rooster tattoo.


  • Protection
  • Watchful
  • Fighting
  • Honesty
  • Good Luck
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Pride
  • Vigilance
  • Death

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ROOSTER TATTOO DESIGNS


Rooster tattoo designs can be absolutely stunning when done correctly. The beautiful feathers of the rooster can sport a variety of colors, such as blue, black, brown, red, purple, green, yellow, or white. Rooster tattoos can be designed to portray bright colors or darker shades. Rooster tattoo designs can also portray the rooster as a cartoon or in a realistic design. It all depends on what you are looking for.

Rooster tattoo designs can include the entire rooster or various parts of the roosters. Some rooster tattoo designs may only portray the head of the rooster while others portray the entire rooster. The posture of the rooster is another variation that is altered between rooster tattoo designs. The rooster may be portrayed to look calm while some rooster tattoo designs will portray the rooster as a fighter, often including the talons of the rooster.

If your not into all of the colors of the rooster, perhaps you may want to choose a tribal rooster tattoo. This type of rooster tattoo is done in black traditional ink and is designed in tribal art. There is a lot of detail work involved in rooster tattoo designs. When done correctly, a black inked rooster tattoo can look great. Roosters may also be included with other tattoo symbols, such as a clock. This is due to the fact that the rooster and clock are both associated to time. Another common symbol that the rooster is found with in tattoos is the pig. This old school tattoo design was worn by sailors for protection just in case that they would fall into the waters.

Personally speaking, I like the rooster tattoo designs that include the Chinese characters. The feathers really tell the story so they are a very important aspect of any rooster tattoo design. If your looking for a fierce rooster tattoo design, go for a fighting rooster showing a little talon. Roosters are prideful animals and rooster tattoo designs look good without a background. If your looking into a tribal rooster tattoo design, make sure it is not cluttered together. Some designs are not well done.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the different rooster tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what rooster tattoo designs look like. Plus, you can pick up tips, ideas, and inspiration for your own rooster tattoo design.

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REMEMBER


There are some important things that you want to consider before you get your rooster tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you are completely aware of what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo represents something different from what you first thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that choose to get inked on an impulse usually have regrets later on down the road. You don't want to make this same mistake. If you are not completely sure or your having second thoughts, don't rush to get tattooed. Give yourself time and make sure that this is what you want. Remember, you are planning to wear this tattoo for the rest of your life.

Many men and women can find meaning in the rooster as a tattoo. There are several that may find an association to the rooster and some may just like the designs. Either way, the rooster would make a great tattoo for anyone. If you believe that the rooster tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. As always, thanks for your visit.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I like those; that first one is one mean looking bird! Great job as always.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Wow, you are an endless source of amazement! these are great!

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter...COCK-A-DOODLE DOO.....finally with a rooster tattoo, I don't need an alarm clock...and all the hens better look out...beats " clucking in "..hehe

      good job..keepem coming...

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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      I've never thought to add a rooster tattoo to my collection. This is a really good hub...a lot of interesting information.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      ROOSTER tattoos!!! Well, I thought I heard of everything, but what can I say, I have a collection of antique roosters in my house, which I never would have thought I would have such. LOL They are really beautiful in color and as always the meanings behind these tattoos always surprise me to some degree.

      Excellent Ricky. Voted Way Up God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Great Hub Lyrics.. when it comes to Rooster Tattoos not any cock-will-do LOL :) I thought that was funny...:)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great colorful rooster tattoos, well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      These are gorgeous...I am a rooster fan as I have one that is a good luck charm, another story for another day. I have no tats but if I ever get one it might be one of these. Sharing with my grandson... :) ps

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, vivid colors. Thank you Ricky.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow, who knew that the common rooster would inspire so many different types of tattoo designs. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Colorful selection of rooster tattoo's. I am only disappointed that "Foghorn Leghorn" wasn't included. LOL

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love these! Great roosters. I agree with Beckie - what happened to Foghorn Leghorn?

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I don't know about the roosters, they look pretty tough and I don't want to give the wrong impression. Always enjoy looking in on these posts, lyricwriter.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Some of those tattoos are huge. Wow, I would never have thought of a rooster. Huh!

      I used to have a pet rooster. I raised him from a chick and he followed me around like a puppy. My husband called him Stupe because he said it was stupid. I loved the pretty fellow though. I cried when he died.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Oh wow awesome as always!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I like the rooster tattoo next to the don't rush to get inked section. It's a nice symbol because it represents courage so I doubt anyone would mess with you with one of these. You always do an excellent job writing these hubs.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Certainly a colourful selection. Awesome job Ricky. We never know what to expect next. Lol

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Love you all. Didn't know it would bring forth so many jokes! LOL Thank you all always and I look forward to talking to you all soon.

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      Nick mcginn 23 months ago

      I just got my rooster fighting a snake tattoo, it's finished and I love it. Thought I would share with you guys

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