It might initially be difficult to pin point just why gambling tattoos are so popular. But between the variety of styles, the notoriety of the games and the sheer rush of excitement that comes with winning, it all comes a little clearer. Some people also feel that using one or more of the various gambling symbols, they might bring a little bit of extra luck on themselves.
The most common gambling tattoos feature the four playing card suites: spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts. One of the things that make these a popular design to use is that they can be very simple, small and placed in a discrete area of the body. However, these symbols can also be large and elaborate. For instance, placing an over sized dark spade with scroll work in the center; a flaming heart, or even a block of red and black diamonds as a sleeve.
But the suites are not the only card symbols that are used in gambling tattoos. The royalty cards also make for beautiful and highly unique designs. It is not unheard of for the queen of hearts to be displayed as a saucy pinup, with a stocking leg swinging lazily over the edge or the card, or the jack of spades featuring a 1950′s depiction of the devil; red, grinning, with the tip of his mustache in one hand and a pitchfork in the other.
Dice are also very popular when it comes to gambling tattoos. These are widely considered a symbol of fortune, and few things can inspire the imagination towards a lucky game of craps than a rolling pair of flaming dice.
Whatever style you choose, though, you can be sure to have a reminder of the excitement of playing, the thrill of winning and maybe even feel a little luckier while you are at it.