Good Luck Tattoos - A Hot New Trend
By Chris Ryerson
There is a long tradition in the art of tattooing for good luck. Many of the most popular tattoos that people get are symbols of good luck. This dates back to the tattooing tradition of sailors. They often lived a life of uncertainty at sea and needed all of the good luck possible to come back home alive. Thus, sailors often got tattoos like a sparrow for good luck and safe return.
In recent years the art of tattooing has gone through somewhat of a rebirth or a neo classical period of sorts. Some of the older tattoo designs are being brought back to life with new bright and vibrant colors. For example, the sacred heart or sparrow tattoo are two classical images that have resurfaced into circulation and design themes. The difference is the new versions have lots of bright and vibrant colors. They offer a kind of retro look and a nod of appreciation back to the history of tattoos. Thus, they are fairly popular.
Along with the resurgence of older or classic tattoo designs has come a strong resurgence of good luck symbols. Again they were once worn by sailors, but now a good luck tattoo can be appreciated by many different types of people.
Here is a list of some of the more popular good luck tattoo designs:
Nautical Star Tattoo
Good Luck Amulets
The Number 13
One of the most interesting things is that many of the symbols of good luck are often paired with symbols for bad luck. This is typically done to show both sides of good old lady luck or the Roman idea of luck as a spinning wheel that has two sides. So often good and bad luck symbols will be tattooed together to show both sides of the equation. Without the bad luck there can be no good luck. It is very similar to the Eastern concept of Yin and Yang.
Chris is an avid tattoo enthusiast, as well as an observer and writer of the tattoo scene. He has run numerous tattoo related website business in the past. However, now he provides great tattoo information in the form of articles and web pages for everyone to enjoy free. Check out this page for more on tattoo sleeve designs, or here for awesome Free Star Tattoo Designs.
by Blair Gorman