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Tree Of Life Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Tree Of Life Tattoos And Meanings

Updated on November 11, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Tree of Life tattoo designs can be designed in several different variations and styles.
Tree of Life tattoo designs can be designed in several different variations and styles.

Tree Of Life Tattoo Designs

Tree of Life tattoo designs can be designed in many ways. The Tree Of Life is a Celtic symbol, representing the circle of life, the complete journey of life. Tree of Life tattoos are a popular tattoo symbol, worn by both men and women. The tradition Tree of Life tattoo portrays outward branches and outward roots that connect to one another, representing the continuous path of life. As you will see, over the years, tattoo artist have created their own Tree of Life designs, not always following traditional designs. We're only portraying other tree tattoo designs to help give you ideas and inspiration.

Tree of Life tattoo designs are designed in various styles, shapes, colors, and sizes. There are several Tree of Life tattoo variations. Some Tree of Life designs will portray the Tree of Life in solid black or brown ink. Other Tree of Life tattoo designs may contain more colors while others are completely colored. Since the Celtic Tree of Life tattoo is a Celtic symbol, it may be designed with spirals, knot-work, and mazes. Traditional Celtic art uses continuous designs that never cross or end.

Tree of Life tattoos can be very symbolic to the wearer. The tree is a very symbolic element, important to all cultures, past and present. Just like the sun, trees are a very important part of our lives, they provide us with air and much more. Not all Tree of Life tattoo designs are done in Celtic art. Tribal Tree of Life tattoo designs are another variation that you may wish to consider. Tribal and Celtic Tree of Life tattoos are another variation. Some people may choose to get a specific tree tattooed, possibly the oak or weeping willow.

Tree Of Life Tattoos And Symbolism

Tree of Life tattoos are a popular tattoo symbol for both men and women. The Tree of Life, also called the Tree of Knowledge or Sacred Tree, is a symbolic symbol to many different cultures, such as the Chinese, Norse, and Celts. The Tree of Life represents the connection between all living things. The Sacred Tree can also symbolize the connection of the heavens and the underworld. The Tree of Life has been mentioned in religion, philosophy, and mythology.

Celtic Tree of Life symbols were created by Jen Delyth using ancient and traditional Celtic designs. The Tree of Life is mentioned in Christianity, Persian mythology, Chinese mythology, and many other cultures. Each culture had their own perspective and design of the Tree of Life. The Chinese Tree of Life portrays the dragon and Phoenix. In Egyptian mythology, the Tree of Life represents where life and death is enclosed.

Tree of Life tattoos can be designed to portray a specific culture as every Tree of Life is designed differently. Some Tree of Life tattoo designs portray leaves on the branches and others depict only the branches. Some Sacred Tree tattoos have roots and branches that connect while others don't. Tree of Knowledge tattoo designs may contain roots, others won't. You have a lot of options for your Tree of Life tattoo.

Tree of Life tattoos may be designed in dark inks or colors can be added. Your Tree of Life design may depict only the Sacred Tree or it may be designed with other symbols and elements. You may want to add a background to your design, some may not. You have plenty of options for your Tree of Life tattoo. Sacred Tree tattoos are designed in various sizes, shapes, styles, and colors. Make sure that you take the time to view all the Tree of Life designs in this article. This gives you a general idea what Tree of Life sketches look like. Also, you can gain ideas and inspiration for your own Tree of Knowledge.

Tree Of Life Tattoo Meanings

Tree of Life tattoo meanings can symbolize a variety of different things. Meanings of the Tree of Life tattoo represents many positive attributes. Remember though, in the end, your Tree of Life represents what you want it too. Below, you can find the meanings of the Sacred Tree.

  • Circle Of Life
  • Heavens
  • Living Connections
  • Spirituality
  • Religion
  • Celts
  • Life
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Teacher
  • Sacred
  • Immortality
  • Death

Tree of Life tattoo meanings are based on the type of tree that is being portrayed, as well as the culture.

Before Your Tree Of Life Tattoo Design

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

Be sure to view dozens of Tree of Life tattoo designs, hundreds if they're available. You don't want to rush into getting inked. Remember, your planning on wearing this for the rest of your life, right? Take your time and look through many designs, take your time to choose one. You don't want to go through the process of laser removal and cover ups.

Sacred Tree tattoos and Tree of Knowledge tattoos are a great choice for any man or women. However, if you feel that the Tree of Life is not for you, be sure to take the time to view more tattoos in the links below. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please leave us a comment. We want to continue offering you free tattoo advice. If you know how we can better serve you, let us know! We always appreciate your visit and if you enjoyed this article, please take the time to share it and comment below. Once again, thanks for your visit!


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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Aommag123, thanks for sharing. Wow, very interesting. The Tree of Life is certainly the right symbol for you. There's a lot of different designs though, a bunch of different cultures had strong beliefs in the Tree of Life. Perhaps the Chinese Tree of Life would be in order. Remember, this one is in relation with the Phoenix, rising from the ashes, rebirth. That would seem fitting for you. The Chinese Zodiac may even correspond to that with the "stars." It features the dragon also. Just ideas relating to what you want. Stars come in a number of different designs also. The North Star in your case, for guidance, for those who have lost their way.

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      6 years ago

      I was giving a life tree by a friend and he wanted to come back in his next life as that tree. Four days later he got in wreck n died. He believed this tree captures souls. He also loved stars. I'm a hard time coping with his passing. Was looking for some sort of life tree with a star worked in it somehow. Never had tattoo before. Any suggestions r help would be greatly appreciated

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      6 years ago

      Such interesting information on the topic of trees and their meanings in tattoos. I like constructing trees and leaves in art projects. I never knew there were so many different meanings behind them. So fascinating!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Teaches, appreciate your time. Yeah, these Tree of Life tattoo designs were a good bunch. I always try to portray the best quality tattoos, but I often run out very quickly. Glad I was able to get some good ones on there. I personally love the Tree of Life tattoo, the design, but the symbolic meaning the most. Teaches, thanks again!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Wow, what an impressive photo tour of this design!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Midget, thanks for taking the time to drop by and view my article on the Tree of Life tattoo. I agree, I know some tattoo symbols can be dark, but the Tree of Life is not. I love all the associations that different cultures had with the Tree of Life, Tree of Knowledge, and Sacred Tree. All around the world, we see art portraying the Tree of Life. Did we have the technology to travel across vast oceans? How did knowledge of the Tree of Life spread? The sun and Tree of Life were both positive symbols.

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      A very positive tattoo, lyric writer!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      @Btrbell, thanks for the visit and votes!

      @Alastar, glad you liked it Alastar. That's a good point, all tattoo artist have an opinion, as well as the wearer. So many symbolic meanings are passed alone and often it can be misrepresented. If I'm going to get inked, I'm researching to know everything about it. You may not know what the reverse peace sign means, ect. Your spot on, that's something you have to consider.

      @Frank, great to hear from you pal. Thank you for the comment and visit Frank!

      @Sueswan, thanks for taking the time to visit Sueswan. Great choice. I love tree tattoos, so much symbolic value as a powerful symbol of life. Thanks!

      @Ruby, I can understand. Tree tattoo designs are rather large and often take up a large space. Tree tattoos can be designed small, but you miss out on the incredible detail. Appreciate the visit.

      @Faith, thank you so much. Tree tattoo meanings are very symbolic and meaningful. That's what makes the Tree of Life tattoo special, at least for me. Appreciate everything Faith:)

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how beautiful, the tree of life ... I have been reading many hubs here lately on trees and tree of life and the like, and now this here. What a lovely design and lovely meanings. It would take up a lot of space on one's body, but all of the designs are so very beautiful.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      It would be much too large for me to consider, but i love the concept. The tree of life is beautiful...

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      7 years ago

      Hi Lyric,

      I love trees. The tree tattoo that stands out for me is the one that say says, "In perfect love and perfect trust.

      Voted up

      Take care

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      wow thelyric some of these body arts are just amazing thank you for sharing bro :)

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is definitely one of my fave tat series from you, Ricky. Although I've studied the Tree of Life some you even had some new info for me. These are beautiful tats that say so much that is good. Personally think the peace sign is upside down into the ground and thus negative. Turned around it becomes the Tof L. So perhaps enough of these tats can offset the other some so to speak. Just a personal feeling shared by others of course. Great one my friend.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      7 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful! Up+


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