66 Arrow Tattoos (with their meanings)

IsabellaIsabella Garm | 23 August 2023
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Arrows are a very popular design among tattoo aficionados. Whether it is because they point towards a direction (could it be your goals?) or because they are of an ethnic nature, many people prefer them as body art. Arrow tattoos are very simple which is another thing that makes them appealing. It also makes them a great choice for first timers.

The design of those tattoos is usually more economical than something more complicated. There is also less pain and time involved in the design of these tattoos. Nevertheless, being very simple does not mean that they are not attractive or appealing. Many women and men consider arrow tattoos to be the best tattoo option for them.

Arrow tattoos: sizes and kinds

Arrow tattoos can be both small or large. You can design them for any area of your body. Usually, the location of an arrow tattoo is decided based on the size of the tattoo you want. In general, these types of tattoos have a great deal of symbolic meaning which is why so many people prefer them.

Meaning of arrow tattoos

Like all other tattoo designs, arrow tattoos have a symbolic meaning. You should definitely be aware of those meanings before you have an arrow tattooed on your body. According to the Native Americans, the arrow is considered a weapon for hunting and protection.

Arrows are used to protect the family and are also means of acquiring food. Native Americans also believe that two arrows that cross each other symbolize friendship,  making that the most popular design when it comes to arrow tattoos. Different types of arrow tattoos symbolize different things but overall the basic meaning of the arrow tattoo is positive.

The arrow represents moving forward even though the direction of the arrow is constrained by the bow, a symbol for life struggle. When you pull the bow backwards, the arrow is released. The bow pushes the arrow forward and allows it to seek improvement in life.

Arrow tattoos also symbolize the achievement of your goals. You can achieve great things in your life when you overcome all your difficulties. Arrows also are a symbol of love because they are Cupid’s weapon of choice for attracting lovers. In the zodiac circle, the arrow and the bow are a symbol of the astrological sign of Sagittarius.

Finally, arrows symbolize strength, power, masculinity and a sense of direction. No matter the circumstances, the arrow only moves forward. The arrow never looks back. Arrow tattoos are usually formed with simple lines in black color. However, you can choose between different colors if you wish. The position of those tattoos on your body is determined by their size. If you choose a small arrow, you can have it in your finger, your ankle or your wrist. Medium sized arrows can be placed on your foot, thigh, hand, chest, shoulder, back or your side. Arrow tattoo designs abound. All you have to do is choose one based on its deeper meaning and aesthetic value.

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