Tree tattoos have been around for a long time but recently they have made a huge impact on the tattoo world. For one, they represent strength and being deeply rooted. They exude a magnificence and adoration of being so firmly planted. For someone who is going through a tough time, this can be really significant. It can be that ever gentle reminder that they will pull through this trial even when it seems hopeless. Even trees go through a period of dead in order to grow new leaves. Each fall, the old leaves fall off and each spring, new buds welcome in the new leaves. It’s amazing how something dead can create so much beauty and how fall colors from dead leaves can evoke such intense emotions in people all over the globe. Even if you don’t have fall in your area of the country, you can probably relate to the breathtaking beauty that leaves have each fall. The rebirth and newness of life in the spring can signify a rebirth in your own life which is another reason why a tree tattoo may be perfect imagery for your next body art.
There are so many reasons why people get tattoos so as your choosing yours, think through what it means in your own life. People get tattoos for a variety of reasons but sometimes it is to honor a person or an event that meant a lot to them. Choosing a tree to represent your tattoo often signifies that the person was a firm foundation or a source of strength during a hard time. Have you ever been through a particularly rough season and someone stood out among all your other family and friends as being the rock for you? Each one of us probably has someone that comes to mind when we think this through. So often, we are so busy with life that we forget to take time to be thankful for those in our lives who have greatly impacted us.
If your choosing to honor an event, maybe it signifies a time in your life that shaped you into the person you are today. Can you pinpoint a time that really changed you? Is it something you’d like to honor?
In a religious setting, a tree may be the source of strength you look to when times are tough. It can offer hope and reassure of being deeply planted and unwavering no matter the trial that you are going through.
This is a gorgeous representation of growth and rebirth. Butterflies can represent a sense of hope and freedom as they fly up into the great blue sky.
These birds have some sort of significance in relation to the tree. People often have some sort of imagery along with the tree that signifies something greater and even more profound and meaningful.
And this tattoo? Well, it’s just awesome!
Meaning: Choosing a tree to represent that often signifies that the person was a firm foundation or a source of strength during a hard time. If your choosing to honor an event, maybe it signifies a time in your life that shaped you into the person you are today. In a religious setting, a tree may be the source of strength you look to when times are tough.
Design: When you are choosing the design of a tree tattoo, research to see what type of tree best defines you. Do you want something with lots of color or would you rather it be black and white? Does a tree with imagery inside of it best suit you or does a powerful looking tree best suit your personality. The cool things about tattoos is that you get to design them and together, with your artist, a beautiful creation is birthed. Keep in mind that your tattoo is going to be with you for really long time so it’s important to pick something that you absolutely love!
This is really cool placement on his main artery vein. It’s like saying the tree gives him life.
Placement: This part really defines you! Choosing where to place your tattoo is a fun process because you get to decide whether you’d like it exposed or if you’d prefer it remain hidden most of the time. Take into consideration that the weather elements will fade your art over time so it’s important to keep sunscreen or a cover of it if your in extreme conditions. Some people choose to apply extra lotion if your in a climate where it could dry your skin out. When skin flakes, it take that layer of skin off. So when the layers of skin wear down, it can give the color of your tattoo a bit of a dull or faded coloring. Look at different examples of what other people have chosen to help you decide the best placement for it and just remember: if it’s in an area that everyone can see, lots of people will probably ask you about it! People love to hear the stories behind tattoos!
There’s just something about an upper back tattoo that just exudes confidence and it looks awesome.
This compass tattoo with the mountain range inside of it looks fantastic. Having a couple different tattoos within the same area on your body looks really cool and tells an awesome story.
Pretty rad placement and attention to detail. It almost looks like a pencil sketched this in and it looks fantastic.
This is just incredible and definitely a favorite!
Ideas: Enjoy all these variations of styles, colors, images and shapes of the tree tattoo. There are so many options and these are just a few of all of the possibilities! When your choosing your next tattoo, evaluate what you want it to represent, talk to your artist, figure out the best placement and go for it!
A lot of people opt for black ink for their trees but the red really makes it pop and is a great use of color.
Nice acorn addition to the tree. both very simple but elgegent at the same time
Very cool imagery of the tree attached to the heart. The heart is what keeps the blood pumping and flowing to keep us alive. Anybody else notice the little critter in the tree?
Such increible detail not only in the line work but also in the shading. the shade on the ground and the detail in the tree truck make you feel like you are looking at a photo. I want to run into that tattoo and swing on that swing.
Every branch and twig is perfectly detailed. the pain that this man went through on his collar bones and neck must have pretty extreme, but the end result was worth it for sure. Tons of respect for this guy.