When deciding on a new tattoo, there are so many possibilities and options available, it can become overwhelming. One of the most beautiful and meaningful designs that people choose to have are dove tattoos. Dove tattoos have some very profound meanings in the tattoo world. Dove tattoos are associated with the occult and supernatural forces although most people would recognize them as a sign of undying. Dove tattoos in Chinese culture are used as a symbol of a long and healthy life. The Celts and other ancient people believed that doves as well as other types of birds were messengers bringing omens of good or evil. Doves are also known as symbols of love and purity. A pair of doves symbolizes everlasting love, prosperity, fidelity and a happy home. This is why many couples choose to have doves released at their weddings. Males and females also mate for life which makes this even more appropriate for a newly married couple.
There are so many things you can do with dove tattoos to make them unique. If you use your imagination you can come up with some things that will make your tattoo design represent you. Your tattoo should show some part of your personality; it is your self-expression to the world. For the designs, there are several design ideas of dove tattoos. For instance, peace dove tattoo. The image of a dove carrying an olive branch is a biblical symbol for peace in the Christian faith, but has since become universally recognized. You can choose to tattoo a single dove carrying an olive branch in fight, or a single or group of doves perched on the branches of an olive tree. Both portray the same peaceful meaning, but the perched doves may be a little less generic and more of an original idea. Another ideas, you can go for love dove tattoo. A dove tattoo that can signify the love shared between you and a significant other can be two small turtledoves nestled together to form a heart. You may wish to add initials to clarify the meaning of the tattoo or leave it as is, to symbolize a meaning shared only by you and your loved one. They can be perched on a branch, if you wish or simply suspended in air, holding each other to form one shape.
These designs can be as detailed and colorful as you desire. However you choose to have your artwork done, and whatever meaning that this exquisite bird has for you, this will be a tattoo that you will enjoy forever. After all, The dove is used in so many ways and in so many styles that it has a multitude of meanings. One thing they all have in common is dove tattoos have a very strong and personal meaning to the individual getting the tattoo.