This time we are going to discuss about a very rare tattoo type. Yes you may have heard of dagger tattoos in spite of being a rare one. It is not considered as a mainstream tattoo but still many people are attracted towards the dagger tattoos presently. Dagger is actually a weapon that is associated with different symbolic meanings. And probably that is the main reason of making dagger tattoos. It is also seen that to enrich the dagger tattoo with various deep meanings, some signs and symbols are added to it for making the tattoo deeply meaningful. Let’s look into the various meanings of dagger tattoos believed till date.
Dagger is mainly a short fighting weapon, a two sided blade with a sharp end normally used for stabbing or thrusting it into a body. There remains a strong cross guard to protect the hands reaching from the powerful blade. It is regarded as a very ancient weapon and this design is found to exist from the pre historical age. It has been used for various combat purposes in various civilizations and traditions. If we go back to the Neolithic age, daggers were also used at that time and made out of bones, ivory, and other various materials. During the time of Bronze Age traces of metal daggers were found which were made of copper. This was the time around 3000 B.C. In pre dynastic Egypt daggers were regarded as a royal weapon and used as ceremonial and decorative objects. Two daggers were also found in Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Again at this modern age, during the time of WWI, the soldiers at the front used daggers at the time of war to attack the opponent. It was also showed as a sign of pride by the soldiers who remained at the front. Also during the Vietnam War, US Armies and navies used to carry daggers with them for self protection. Although now it is an illegal weapon and can’t be carried openly in public places. But some people still keep it with them for self protection.
Have you ever heard of Seppuku? It is a Japanese ritual suicide mainly common among the Samurais. But later it became common for all of them who wanted an honorable death. So this process was carried out by a Japanese dagger called ‘Tanto’. Apart from all these, dagger is actually associated with various symbolic meanings. We are mentioning some very vital meanings of dagger tattoos here as a list but there may be some other meanings too if you study a lot about a dagger. Look at the meaning below as it will help you out from getting the exact meaning you are looking for.
You can find various other meanings there over the internet if you study a lot but remember each and every tattoo changes its meaning when attached with any other symbol. Dagger tattoos are also seen to be attached with various other symbols like heart, snake, flowers, skull, blood and even fruits. So when you add all these symbols in your tattoo the full meaning changes.
Apart from all these things there are lots of scopes to be very creative with dagger tattoos. Dagger tattoo itself is very meaningful and when you add a bit of creative depth in it, automatically the meaning also changes its depth. Normally dagger tattoos are done in medium size keeping in mind of the size of a dagger. It can be worn by both males and females and in any parts of the body. But before finally going with a dagger tattoo make a lot of research on it as it is going to be a permanent one. Here are some ideas and inspiration you are going to get below. Look at it for various ideas related to dagger tattoos.