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Vine Tattoos And Vine Tattoo Meanings-Vine Tattoo Designs And Vine Tattoo Ideas

Updated on August 21, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Vine Tattoo Designs


Vine Tattoos And Associations

Vine tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. Vine tattoo designs are a great choice alone or incorporated in prior tattoos. When it comes to tattoo symbols that hold deep symbolic meanings, the vine tattoo ranks among the best. Vine tattoos hold deep symbolic value and vines have held this for centuries. Vines and ivy designs have been used in a multitude of different cultures throughout the world. Vine tattoos are popular for a number of reasons, from symbolic values to the overall beauty of the vine. In this article, you will learn all the associations connected to vines, view pictures of vine tattoo designs, and hopefully get a few ideas for your vine design.

Popular vine tattoo designs are highly sought because the vine is the type of symbol that can be inked with nearly anything. Another reason that the vine tattoo is so popular is because they can be designed in a variety of different ways, shapes, colors, and styles. Vines are very flexible and just as they wrap around the tree, they can be inked to wrap around the body. They can be used as lower back vine tattoo designs or they can be used to decorate a lower back tattoo. Vine designs can wrap around the legs, wrist, arms, neck, or ankles. Vines can also be used in an artistic way, decorating previous tattoos and new symbols. Tattoos of vines can be inked alone or it can be placed with other symbols and elements. In total, tattoo artist and the wearer have plenty to consider.

Just as it has been done for centuries, vine tattoos can be used to decorate the body. In ancient cultures and even today, vines and ivy are used for decorative purposes. One popular way that women use the vine design is with flowers. Women's vine tattoo designs can portray butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, or roses depicted with vines. They will choose some type of flower vine tattoo design that portrays a host of colorful flowers that can hold symbolic meaning, such as a grapevine design or a vine of roses.

In ancient cultures and even today, vines are used to decorate a variety of different things. Vines add a natural feel to anything it is used to decorate. Vines can be used to decorate your house, flowers, and around your windows. It can even be used to decorate outside the house. Vines were often used in pottery, painting, and art. Vines are a great way to add character to your design, adding artistic value to your tattoo.

Vines were considered to be very symbolic to a host of different ancient cultures and civilizations. When we look at the grapevine, we find that it is closely associated to Christianity. Such vines were used to form crowns and wreathes for decorating the body. Vines were also commonly used in ancient Christian art. To early Christians, the vine represents strength, power, and good luck.

Ivy is another popular choice of vine tattoos that hold deep symbolic value. Ivy was also used to create crowns and wreaths. The Romans and Greeks would wear ivy when they were holding special occasions and celebrations. Ivy represents friendship and love, which is one reason it is often wore in weddings. As most of you already know, this practice is still used today. Ivy tattoos can also represent femininity and fertility.

Vine and ivy tattoo designs are often mixed with flowers when it comes to vine and ivy tattoo designs. The lotus, lilly, rose, and daisy are just a few of the many flowers that are used. Vine tattoos can also be used to decorate Celtic and tribal art tattoos. Vines are very flexible and they can twist and turn throughout the body.


Vine Tattoo Meanings

Vine tattoo meanings can symbolize both positive and negative attributes. When we look at the vine tattoo, we find out there are many different meanings. Some meanings depend on what flower is associated to the vine, but overall, they can represent any of the meanings listed below. Tattoos of vines have a rich symbolic history, dating back thousands of years. Here are the meanings of the vine tattoo.

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Authority
  • Femininity
  • Fertility
  • Determination
  • Everlasting
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Loyalty
  • Christianity
  • Good Luck
  • Devotion
  • Commitment

As you can see, there are many symbolic meanings associated to the vine tattoo. Anyone of the meanings above can be applied to your vine tattoo. Although there are a large portion of meanings, many people choose vine tattoos because they like the beauty of the vine tattoo design. Either way, vine tattoos are very symbolic to the men and women that wear them.

Vine tattoos are done in a variety of different designs, but there are two designs that are used the most. One example of vine tattoo variation is with a single vine. The vine can have ivy, but it has no flowers. Men and women choose this design to wrap around the arms or legs. Some may even choose to have a vine tattoo from head to toe. Another example of vine tattoo designs is the flower vine tattoo. These are very colorful and they can have a variety of different flowers on them. As you read earlier, vine tattoos can also be used to decorate other tattoo symbols. There are plenty of uses for the vine tattoo, which adds to the designs popularity.

It is very important to remember to do your own research before you choose a final tattoo symbol and design. You want to make sure you fully understand what your tattoo symbol represents and means, especially if you are looking for a tattoo symbol that fits your personality. Take your time when choosing a tattoo symbol. There are thousands of tattoo symbols and designs to choose from. You want to make sure you are 100% confident on your final choice. If you feel that vine tattoos are not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols. Thanks for your visit.



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      Debbie Ritchey 

      3 years ago

      I love what you told about vines, it's very interesting. I have several more tats to go and several have vines. I'm so excited now that I know about vines. Thank you so much

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *HBN, always great to hear from you. Hope you are well. Thanks for your kind words and time my dear. Take care.

      *Sueswan, I agree! I really like that one as well. Thanks for taking the time to drop by sweetie.

      *Gypsy, always a pleasure:) I appreciate the sharing, your so kind. Glad you liked them. I shall see you around. Best wishes.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome my friend. Love those crazy vine tattoos. Like all the rest I'm passing this on. You do a great job on these.

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      8 years ago

      Hi Lyricwriter

      The vine tattoo from allaboutjapanesetatto is my favorite. It is simply elegant.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Another very detailed hub with lots of great photos of tattoos and their symbolic meanings. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Nights Dream, thanks for dropping by again. Vines are very symbolic and have a good history. I am looking forward to this final tattoo of yours. Then again, additions just keep adding.

      *AE, always great to see you my dear. That one is quite beautiful. I think ivy vines look great on a woman's body. With or without all the flowers. When it is just the vine, it looks more natural.

      *Alocsin, thanks for taking the time to come by. Yeah, women typically get them, but men incorporate vines in other tattoo designs. Plus, they are great for decorating the body or another tattoo.

      *Frank, what up Frank? Always a pleasure to have you drop in Frank. It has always been appreciated. Take care.

      *Prasetio30, great to hear from you my friend. I am glad you enjoyed all the pictures Pras. Hope you have a great day. Take care.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful tatoos, my friend. Thanks for writing and share with us. I really enjoy all pictures here. Rated up and beautiful!


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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      thelyricwriter I like these vine or Ivy Tattoos.. up and awesome bro

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This has a Victorian look about it and I suspect is more common on women than men. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The vine on the woman going all the way up on her side is amazing, beautiful colors.Interesting history..Thank's Ricky.

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      Michael Phoenix 

      8 years ago from Allentown, pa

      Again, awesome tattoo hub! You gave me an idea for the final piece on the main design I want to finish this year. Thank you. I never thought about the symbolism of vines.


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