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Meanings of Tattoo Symbols and Designs that start with the letter T


Tattoo Designs & Symbols provides tattoo meanings, overviews and explanations of some of the most popular tattoo designs in the world today. The tattoo symbols & designs on this page all start with the letter T. Some of the most popular tattoo designs and symbols on this page include Tribal Tattoo Designs, Tiger Tattoos, Tree Tattoos, Treble Clef Notes, Thistle Tattoos, and Turtle Tattoo Designs.

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Check out different bull tattoo designsTaurus Astrological Sign Tattoos - In Western Astrology the sun is in the sign of Taurus from April 20 to May 20 in the tropical zodiac and May 14 to June 19 in the sidereal zodiac.

In the tropical zodiac it represents the newly re-established life of springtime. In siderial astrology it is associated with the constellation Taurus and is associated with the Greek myth of the bull-form taken by Zeus in order to win Europa.
Venus is the ruler of the sign. The Moon is... more

Teardrop tattoos - what do they meanTeardrop Tattoos - Teardrop tattoo designs are heavily symbolic tattoos, and because of their usual placement on the face should never be undertaken lightly. It is a tattoo that is almost always associated with prison tattoos and membership in a gang, and as a tattoo symbol, will be treated accordingly. The teardrop, or teardrops, tattooed as if they are real tears at the corner of the eye, and on the cheek-bone, may show that someone has spent time in prison and... more

Tengu tattoos - what do they meanTengu Tattoos - Tengu are Japanese demons or goblins who lived in the mountains and forests and came to be known as protectors of the Buddhist Dharma. Tengu often showed up in ancient folk-lore as characters who were highly skilled warriors and teachers of martial arts, mentors of samurai heroes. Folk tales tell of their hatred of vanity and arrogance, and of the tricks the Tengu played on vainglorious samurai warriors and overbearing Buddhist monks.... more

Scottish thistle designThistle Tattoo Designs - As the Shamrock is to the Irish, so too is the Thistle to the Scots. The Thistle is a tough plant, able to grow in places that challenges lesser vegetation and it protects itself with a dense covering of thorny bristles and spines. It is crowned with a beautiful purple flower, a colour long associated in Europe with royalty and nobility. In most places the Thistle might be considered a nuisance and a weed. Poor Scots, on the verge of starvation during particularly hard times, would steam and steep thistles in boiling water in order to survive. The Scottish Highlanders were every bit as tough as the prickly plant. The milk thistle was highly valued for it's medicinal properties and was grown all over Europe for its use in treating liver and stomach ailments... more

Lightning tattoo design meaningsThunderbolt Tattoos - Thunderbolts, lightning, or lightning bolts, or bolts of lightning - however you wish to describe it - are the electrical discharges that we are all familiar with during thunderstorms. There are few displays of the power of nature more spectacular than the electrical fireworks that accompany a thunderstorm - a brilliant flash of blue-white light that seems to arc out of the heavens as if by magic and with it, the incredible, near deafening thunderclap that comes mere seconds later. What a concept for a tattoo design! See Lightning

Tiger tattoo designTiger Designs & Symbols - The Tiger is a potent symbol across Asia in many cultures and has long been a fixture in indigenous tattooing in India, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Japan. Tigers are associated with power, ferocity, passion and sensuality, beauty and speed, cruelty and wrath. The appearance of a tiger in a dream may signal that new power or passion may awaken within you. In Asia the tiger is associated with the power and might of kings, a position similar to the Lion in the Middle East and Europe... more

Year of the Tiger tattoo designsTiger (Chinese Zodiac Symbol)
Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a "Hothead" or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador. See all 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac here

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Tonkinese tattoo design ideasTonkinese Cat Tattoo Designs - Tonkinese are a medium-sized cat breed distinguished by points as with Siamese and Burmese breeds. They are lively, friendly, often talkative cats, with gregarious personalities. But they are happy apartment cats if they have some exercise opportunity. They are commonly referred to as "Tonks". As with many cat breeds, the exact history of the Tonkinese varies... more


Treble Clef tattoo designTreble Clef Tattoo -- Treble Clef tattoo designs are a symbol that is near and dear to the hearts of music lovers. The treble clef is a symbol located at the beginning of a staff, which are the five horizontal lines that we all recognize as forming a bar of music. The Treble Clef is sometimes referred to as the "G" clef because of it's shape... more

Tree Tattoo Designs - Trees have a rich symbolic history in many cultures, from the cherry trees and blossoms of Japan, to the trees that were at the center of the creation myths of the Celts and Norse in Europe. In a number of Asian and African cultures, their creation myths tell stories of men hanging from trees like fruit until they were plucked and came to life. Buddha found enlightenment in his long meditation under the branches of the Bodhi tree. Trees are powerful symbols of regeneration and rejuvenation, vivid reminders to us of the cycle of life... more

Tribal tattoo designTribal Tattoo Designs - accounts for nearly a third of all tattoo design search requests, and the term "tribal" of course covers an astonishing array of tattoo design possibilities, from the traditional tribal tattoos of indigenous and aboriginal cultures, to the latest in graphic design for the body. While today it is possible to find some incredibly breathtaking tribal tattoo designs, you'll be hard pressed to experience the full, authentic art of the tribal tattoo experience in commercial America... more

Trishula tattoo designTrishula (Trishul or Trisula) Tattoo Designs - The Trishula is the three-pronged weapon and emblem of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Also spelled, 'trishul' or 'trisula', it comes from the Sanskrit language where tri means 'three' and shula means 'spear'.

The Trishula has come to symbolize several important 'triads'. First, there is the Hindu trinity of deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It also stands for the aspects and powers associated with these gods -- Creation, Preservation and Destruction... more

Troll tattoo designsTroll Tattoo Designs - However you look at them, TROLLS, the mythical creatures of medieval Scandinavia, are not very pleasant. In myth and story, Trolls lived underground, in caves or mounds. Trolls come in two varieties, the giants or the human-esque version, but both were considered harmful to humans. As shape-shifters, they possessed the power of invisibility, and could travel on the wind and disguise themselves as fallen logs or domestic animals, but Trolls always came with an extremely bad attitude. They were known to capture humans and make slaves of them. There are tales of humans being abducted and taken to... more

Turtle tattoo designsTurtle / Tortoise Tattoo Designs - As the turtle is able to escape the world within the comfort of its shell, there are many people who identify well with this aquatic creature. The spirit of the turtle is one of protection, healing and inner knowledge. The turtle is considered by some Native North Americans to be one of their the oldest, most sacred symbols. They believed that North America was created on the back of a turtle. To this day many Indigenous peoples refer to North America as Turtle Island... more

Tulip tattoo designsTulip Tattoo Designs - The tulip originated many years ago in Persia and Turkey, where it played a significant role in the art and culture of the time. Most likely commenting on the Turkish tradition of wearing tulips in one's turban, Europeans mistakenly gave tulips their name, which comes from the Persian word meaning turban. It is unclear who first brought the tulip to northwest Europe. The most widely accepted story is that of Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ambassador of Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire in 1554.... more


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