Shape Tattoos

Interested in shape tattoos?

Sometimes the deepest meanings in tattoos can be found in the simplest of shapes. From ancient alchemy to modern day industry, simple shapes have been used to convey everything from feelings to formulas.

'A great advantage to shape tattoos is that they are relatively small (and therefore inexpensive), and can be placed in subtle and easy to conceal locations'.

'A disadvantage is that, unless the shape has an immediately recognizable meaning associated with it (e.g. the peace sign), most people will have no idea what you are trying to convey with your tattoo'.

Then again, maybe you want it that way!

Many of these shapes will be cross-referenced with other categories, e.g. Cross tattoos can be found under Religious tattoos , Sun tattoos can be found under Spiritual tattoos . They are gathered together here because of their common simplicity. Read them over, and think about clever mix-and-match combinations, e.g. a four-sectioned sun wheel with a differently pointed star in each of the quadrants. What could that mean for you?

Popular Shape Tattoos

  • Alchemy Symbol tattoos
  • Circle/Wheel tattoos

  • Earth tattoos
  • Heart tattoos
  • Industry and Commerce tattoos
  • Knot tattoos
  • Moon tattoos
  • Rainbow tattoos
  • Spiral tattoos
  • Star tattoos
  • Sun tattoos
  • Triangle tattoos

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Erika America Stars Tattoo 
I chose 6 stars because of the six people who have influenced and shaped me into who I am. My mom, my dad, my two brothers, my sister andd my granny. I …

Everlasting - Endless Knot Tattoo 
I just got this knot tattoo. I have wanted it for a while now though. it symbolizes never quitting. We all face many things throughout life trying to bring …

Tattoo Stars! 
This is my favorite tattoo. It starts on my left shoulder and works up to my collar bone. I plan on adding on to it to make it into a sleeve.

Do you know the meaning of this shape tattoo? 
I got my Tattoo done and i love it. Im not quite sure how i came up with it, so im asking if any of you have seen it before? If you have please share …

Ricka Stars Heart Tattoo Not rated yet
A tattoo with stars - a heart is in the center

concrete star tattoo Not rated yet
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Ambers Graduation Tattoo Not rated yet
I've always loved tattoos. Ever since I was lil I have always been fascinated by my moms love birds, my dads lion, my aunts tazmanian devil, & my grandpas …

Hope and Stars Tattoo Not rated yet
My stars tattoo says Hope, which is my little sisters name, and the five stars symbolize my brother and two sisters as well as myself and my mom. Mom-Favorite …

what does this mean? Not rated yet
Would love to know what this tattoo design means..... Please help!

heart over heart Not rated yet
i got my first tat when i was 17 for my pap that died. he was EVERYTHING to me and still is. its true when ppl say that love never dies. its a outline …

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