Many trees tend to invoke the image of wisdom, and a solidity that most symbols cannot even come close to. Tree tattoos are meant to express the same, as well as life, fecundity and strength. The tree has been an inspiring symbol to many people; this is evidenced by the array of stories and myths that surround it.
Oak tree tattoos are some of the most popular designs. These wizened old trees have long been thought of as sacred, and their image in tattoo art can be quite dramatic. Most people prefer to use a more realistic approach and use the dark browns and vivid greens that come natural to this tree. They may also use fall colors or pure red leaves and black branches. Cherry blossom tree tattoos are also quite popular, as these are a symbol of both feminine empowerment, and the transient nature of life.
Many tree tattoos are morphed into unusual patterns. Some interesting designs would be two trees twining together to represent eternal love, or the bark twisted into Celtic knots — as roots and branches meshed together were meant to show the interconnectedness of living things; also, the roots of a tree turning upwards and the upper branches down can form a perfect circle, which can represent the circle of nature and life. Another idea would be to place the image of the Earth becoming enveloped by the roots of an exceptionally large tree placed at the top. Since many trees are the bearer of fruit, it would also be possible to place the image of the wearer’s own family or children into either the tree itself or the fruit dangling from its branches.
World tree tattoos can certainly be an attention grabbing style. The world tree is said to be at the center of all things; its branches connect heaven with Earth, and its roots, Earth with the underworld. This design may require quite a bit of space, as you can show each plane in great detail. Every religion has its own image of heaven and hell, and each individual sees the Earth in their own unique way. Given these facts, you can create a beautiful and heavily intricate scene with this style.
There are many different varieties of tree tattoos available. Given their significance and natural beauty, they are certain to make stunning pieces. On the other hand, they are quite mutable, and you will be able to find a creative way to make this piece unique, interesting and entirely your own.