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Unicorn Tattoos And Meanings; Unicorn Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Pictures

Updated on August 25, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Unicorn Tattoos And Cultural Associations

Unicorn tattoos can be created in many different ways. Tattoos of unicorns can portray the unicorn alone or with other symbols and elements. Although unicorn tattoo designs are not popular, there's still a demand for this fantasy tattoo symbol. When we think about fantasy and mythical creatures, the unicorn has been one that has captured our imagination for centuries. The unicorn has been a longtime symbol of all this is good in the world. Even so, the unicorn tattoo can represent so much more. In this article, you will learn how the unicorn has been portrayed throughout history. You will also learn about unicorn tattoo meanings and will be able to view a variety of unicorn tattoo designs.

The unicorn has been symbolic to a variety of different cultures over the years. The unicorn has been portrayed in the Bible and has been a longtime symbol of Christianity. The unicorn is mentioned in the Old Testament. The unicorn has become a symbol of Christian values. Another association is that the unicorn is believed to come from Heaven. The unicorn is also thought to represent Virgin Mary. To the Christian community, the unicorn represents innocence, purity, and femininity. Unicorn tattoo designs can portray this association with appropriate symbols.

The unicorn has also been associated to the Chinese and other Asian cultures. The unicorn is actually one of the four sacred animals of China. Unicorn tattoo designs can include the Phoenix and dragon, among other Chinese symbols. The other three sacred animals are the dragon, tortoise, and the Phoenix. All four animals are very important to the Chinese cultures and they are associated to one another. According to the Chinese, the unicorn appears during good times or prosperity.

The unicorn was also associated to the Pagan culture. Unicorns have been mentioned in a variety of different Pagan folktales and legends. The Pagans believed that the unicorn had special and magical powers. These legends and folktales were passed along through a number of different cultures. Unicorn tattoos may also include Pagan elements and symbols. Some believe the unicorn really existed, but no evidence has ever been found. However, there is a number of ancient writings that suggest that the unicorn may have been real and became extinct sometime in the 16th or 17th century.


Unicorn Tattoo Designs

Unicorn tattoo designs can be beautiful, cute, or mystical. Unicorn tattoo designs come in several different variations. The unicorn is a beautiful creature with a horned head and usually is white. Many people get the unicorn and the Pegasus mixed up so we will look at the difference between the two. The unicorn is a horse with a single horn that grows from its forehead. The Pegasus is also a horse that can have wings and a horn. The unicorn only has the horn. However, you can have your unicorn tattoo designed anyway that you want too.

Unicorn tattoo designs can be designed with several symbols and elements. This is due to the many different cultural associations. There are a variety of different myths that are associated with the unicorn. It is believed that if you see a unicorn, your wish will be granted. The unicorn's horn can be used as an antidote to anything that contains poison. It is also believed that the tears of the unicorn have the ability to heal your emotional and physical pain.

Unicorn tattoo designs often portrays the unicorn in two different ways. Some unicorn tattoos are portrayed as a realistic creature. As I mentioned before, they are usually portrayed white. However, some tattoo artist may put their creativity to work and the unicorn can be portrayed in a variety of different colors. Unicorn tattoo designs can also be portrayed as a cartoon character. These are actually done in a variety of different colors. Both unicorn tattoos can actually be associated with a variety of mythical creatures and symbols. Rainbows are actually commonly seen in some unicorn designs. The unicorn is also considered to be a symbol of the gay community. You may find that some unicorn tattoos are very graphic and represent gay pride.


Unicorn Tattoo Meanings

Unicorn tattoo meanings can symbolize many different things. Tattoos of unicorns can represent good and bad attributes. Remember, your unicorn tattoo represents what ever you want it too. It is very important thought to fully understand what your tattoo symbol stands for. Below, you can find the symbolic meanings of the unicorn tattoo.

  • Innocence
  • Purity
  • Femininity
  • Virginity
  • Christianity
  • All Things Good
  • Dreams
  • Magic
  • Peace
  • Solitude
  • Gay Community
  • Virgin Mary
  • Heaven
  • Good Fortune
  • Good Luck

The most common meaning of the unicorn tattoo is that it represents "everything that is good". It is considered to be a symbol of good luck. The unicorn tattoo is very feminine, but it is also wore by gay men. The unicorn spends its time alone, therefore, it represents solitude.

The unicorn tattoo is also a symbol of "purity" and "virginity". In most legends, it is believed that only a virgin woman would be able to tame a wild unicorn. This gives the unicorn an association to innocence. This is why the unicorn is also a symbol of Virgin Mary.

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      5 years ago

      i want one now

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      John, thanks for taking the time to come by and leave a comment. Much appreciated. Hope you enjoyed it and best wishes.

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      John Sarkis 

      8 years ago from Winter Haven, FL

      Excellent hub. Tattoos are a big fashion statement today...thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge about this unique art.

      Take care


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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Frank, thanks for taking the time to come by and for your comment. Glad you liked it. See you around.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      thelyricwriter this hub was simply amazing loved it bro...:)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Alocsin, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I hope you enjoyed it my friend. Have a good one.

      *AE, always great to see you Ruby. Some of these tattoos are really detailed. Amazing work done.

      *Gypsy, I appreciate you time and comments always. I always wondered if they existed once. During research, it appears that they might have many years ago.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Adore unicorns. Always wished they were real when I was a child.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The unicorn tattoos are beautiful, such vivid detail..Voting up all the way..Thank you Ricky...

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Now this is a favorite motif of mine, especially it can range from playful to serious. I do like the more whimsical versions. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Hyp, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I am glad you enjoyed the background Hyp. Hope you have a great day.

      *Donna, thanks for taking the time to come by. That would be a cool cute tattoo Donna. You can do a lot with these unicorn tattoos. Be creative and such.

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      Donna Cosmato 

      8 years ago from USA

      Ohhh, love unicorns! I especially like the tattoo of the unicorn head perched above the purple flower - sweet!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You had me at unicorn! Like most girls, I love these critters and found your background information enlightening. Thanks!


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