Turtle is a very ancient animal in this world. They are known to live for a long time with a peaceful attitude throughout their life. Normally this aquatic animal is found in rivers, ponds, oceans and streams all across the world. Since they are found in different parts of the world, they are associated with various different cultures and traditions from the mythological period. These are all the reasons why turtle became so popular around the world. But when it comes to the part of tattoos, it is similarly quiet popular among both males and females. Remember turtle is regarded as one of the most symbolic creature in the world.
Since turtle is associated with different cultures and traditions, there are also various symbolic meanings associated with it. You will find that it is mostly popular among the Pacific cultures specially Hawaiian and Polynesian. They believe that this creature is symbolized as calmness, serenity and tranquility. According to them, it is a very peaceful creature of water. Similarly it is also very popular among the Native American Tribes. They says that turtle is an animal which took part in the making of this earth. That is probably the reason you will find turtle in Native American tattoo designs.
Turtle tattoos designs can be made in many ways and with many variations. The turtle in a tattoo may be portrayed realistic or in a tribal way. It may be only a turtle in the tattoo again there are lot of scopes to include other designs in it. And you will get full independence about using the colors. Even the artist will feel great to work with this design as well as it remains perfect for the wearer. Usually the tattoo is done weather with a view of symbolic meaning or from the view of love about this animal.
Turtle tattoo designs always holds a meaning for those who wear it. Basically all the meanings are associated with the characteristics of a turtle. Here are few meanings that we have found with a detailed research over the internet.
So here are almost all the meanings mentioned above. Among them two of the most common meanings are longevity and perseverance. Actually turtle live for a very long age which is usually more than 100 years. Probably this is the most admired symbolic meaning of them. It is also symbolized as spirituality and healing. Again in some countries turtles are the symbols of wisdom while some countries it represents protection and safety as they have a shell which protects them from all the other animals. Turtle tattoo designs can be portrayed with a variety of different symbols. It can be portrayed with exotic flower tattoos and plants. It goes well with other aquatic animals such as dolphins, seals and other fishes. Turtle tattoo also looks better if portrayed in water.
Have a look on the design ideas below so that before making your own design you can keep in mind all the designs. Realistic turtle tattoo designs look great when done in great detail and to add feministic look it’s better to go with animated turtle tattoo design. It can be shown with various funny angles. But the better way is to go with realistic looks. You can use bright colors to make it attractive and unique. But before doing all these things, you have to think that this tattoo design suits you or not. It is the main thing that you should decide keeping in mind about your character and nature.