Cute Tattoos That Mean Something

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Have you always wanted a tattoo, but could never figure out exactly what to get? If you’re the type that prefers to go for tattoos that mean something, you’re not alone. After all, there’s nothing worse than living with something permanently inked onto your body that’s just a reminder of a drunken night or bad ex. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of awesome tattoos with meaning, in order to help get your creative juices flowing.

Below you’ll see a fun collection of symbol tattoos that range from the super simple to the delightfully complex. These symbol tattoo ideas come from cultures all over the world and many are so ancient that they’re packed with centuries of meaning. For instance, if you’re looking for a little help in the health department, you might check out the Caduceus, an ancient Greek symbol of health still used by doctors to this day. Or perhaps you’re feeling a little lost in life? Check out the Vegvisir, an old Icelandic symbol guaranteed to help you find your way.  

Whether you’re looking for health, wealth, love, or just a few ideas for a tattoo that means something, then rest assured that you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for the perfect tattoo to help you cultivate solidity, patience, or longevity, or want to commemorate a favorite strength you've already got, you’re sure to find the right tat among the symbols below. 
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    The Vegvisir

    This old Icelandic Symbol is actually a compass, said to garuntee that your never lose your way-- whether you're lost at sea, in the woods, or just in life.
    1,916 votes
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    1,289 VOTES

    The Malin Symbol

    This Swedish Malin symbol is an acknowledgement of the fact that setbacks are often a natural part of moving forward in life.
    1,289 votes
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    974 VOTES

    The Gibu Auja

    Need a little luck in your life? The Gibu Auja symbol, which dates back to the fifth century, is an ancient Rune symbol said to bring good fortune.
    974 votes
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    848 VOTES

    The Zia Sun Symbol

    This sacred Zia sun symbol is a little tattoo that packs a whole lot of meaning. The four directions of its rays symbolize the four directions, four seasons, four stages of life, and four elements, with the circle in the middle binding them all together.

    848 votes
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    696 VOTES

    The Phoenix

    We've all had our setbacks in life, but if you're the type that's always determined to rise from the ashes, a Phoenix is an awesome symbol of determination.
    696 votes
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    566 VOTES

    Three Keys

    Three Keys
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Legend has it that three keys worn together will unlock the doors to health, wealth, and love.
    566 votes