- 1 Hidden Messages Behind Lip Tattoos
- 2 Lip Tattoo Variations and Their Meanings
- 3 Want To Consider More Options?
Hidden Messages Behind Lip Tattoos
Of all the tattoos out there, none convey hidden messages quite like the simple lip tattoo. The meaning of a lip tattoo on the neck could be something as simple as expressing your love for someone or an expression of sensuality. From raw passion and desire, to fear and aggression. Simple lip designs can tell many stories.
Lip tattoos are usually realistic in design. Tattoo artists use different colors and actions to emphasize a particular intention.
Lip tattoos are not associated with a particular demographic or culture.
As such the meaning of a lip tattoo on the neck, shoulder, chest or arm would have a personal meaning for its owner.
Which could be vastly different from someone else’s with the same tattoo in the same area.
In this article we will be going over some of the meanings behind lip tattoos on the neck and various design ideas.
Lip Tattoo Designs and Their Meanings
A set of lips make a good substitute in lieu of using someone’s name. Your artist can make a unique fingerprinted tattoo from a peace of paper that has your partners lipstick print on it.
Lip tattoos can have their meanings changed, simply by changing where they are placed.
Even though lips usually have a feminine look and association about them. They can still look bad ass.
Lip tattoos can be seen on clean cut law abiding citizens, male and female alike. As well as hardened criminals and gang members.
Something to consider before the actual design would be its location on your body.
A tattoo on the neck tends to be a bold statement. As it’s usually an area of the body that’s always on display. Or it could show the area of the neck that you like to have kissed for arousal.
A pair of lips tattooed on the neck could be a public display of your love and devotion for your partner.
An alternative method for a more private sentiment. Can be achieved by placing the tattoo over your left breast or pectoral muscle. Thus symbolizing, you giving your heart to them, or you holding them in your heart.
By tattooing the lip design onto your wrist. You could state that you’d give your life for your partner.
Or for a more cheeky if not crude statement of devotion. You may want to consider a penis tattoo. For more details, see our article on penis tattoos.
Lip tattoos don’t have to have a connection to an actual individual you may know.
A lip tattoo can be just as self expressive as any other tattoo that holds meaning for yourself.
LGBTQ pride can be proudly shown with the lipstick color being replaced with the rainbow pattern.
Sensuality and seduction can be displayed through the parting of the lips or implementing the use of a tongue.
You can make them scary by baring of teeth or fangs for shocking effect.
Or you can express a vow of silence or show an illness by having damage on the lips.
Lip Tattoo Variations and Their Meanings
No matter if you’re using a generic lip design, or you’ve got the lipstick stencil design in mind. You can tailor the design to convey more meaning behind the tattoo. You could even include a symbol that’s iconic or representative of someone or something you idolize.
Remembrance Lip Tattoos
If you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time such as being deployed overseas.
You are stationed to work on an oil rig or ship out at sea for months at a time. Or even if you need to serve time behind bars.
Having your partners lips tattooed on your neck can help to act as a reminder of them for you every time you look in a mirror.
For some people these visual prompts can work just as good as a picture. It also has the added benefit of it always being with you, can never be lost and is unlikely to be damaged.
Suggestive Lip Tattoos
Simply by having the mouth open wide, the tattoo can turn a flirtatious image into a more sexualized one.
A mouth open wide, without baring teeth is suggestive of oral sex.
This message can changed. If the tongue is blocking to opening or if its sticking out.
Having the tongue licking cream or something cylindrical also implies oral sex.
A more subtle message can be implied by placing a cherry or a string tied in a bow on the tip of the tongue.
Flirtatious Lip Tattoos
Lushes red lips can convey passion, lust and intimacy. Plump red shiny lips are kissable and draw attention.
Simply having the lips part a little, makes them more sensual. A good way to make the tattoo enticing, but not suggestive. Is to keep the lips close together and not wide apart.
Showing some teeth can go towards prompting sex appeal as well. By having the teeth pinch/hold the tongue to one side of the mouth. It makes the tattoo look both alluring and cheeky.
Showing the bottom limp being bitten, is just as effective at conveying the flirtatious message. The tongue licking the top lip achieves the same effect.
If the tattoo has the lips sucking on a cheery or lollipop. The intentions of sex appeal is crystal clear. Without making it overly suggestive.
Playful Lip Tattoos
A simple cheeky smile, sticking out of the tongue, or even holding the tongue with the middle teeth.
Are all cheeky ways to present a whimsical playful message.
Vow Of Silence or Protest
If you are looking for something that screams in silences.
Then lips pressed tightly together, stitches sewing the lips closed or even a padlock holding them together. Might be something to consider.
The striking images that these sort of tattoos present can make a point or statement quicker then any words can.
Text or additional images can be included to specifically highlight the meaning behind the tattoo.
A sealed pair of lips can also serve as a reminder for you to always listen and to think before you speak.
Grief and Illness
Some people like to use tattoos to tell the story of their life.
From love to lose, pain to joy. Every major events in their lives are recorded in tattoos.
So how would someone with a neurological disorder like MS, proudly show that they are a survivor?
Survivors can show support for each other and that they are not alone without having to use words.
By incorporating an looped Orange Ribbon into the design. It informs other survivors that they too suffer from the condition.
By using a lip tattoo that is aged, cracked or damaged. Similar things can also be done with other conditions.
You could have something as simple as a split lower lip to represent a period in time of great grief and sadness for you.
Supple red lips that are parted reviling fangs, can be viewed as being sensual.
But a tattoo with the lips pulled back and the mouth a gap makes the tattoo look more menacing.
By displaying fangs, drool or a serpent’s tongue. The intention behind tattoos like this is to show animalistic instincts.
They can represent raw power, anger and rage. The ferocity of someone’s anger or hunger.
Lip Tattoos With Brandings
If using a generic lip design or your partners lipstick stencil. You can jazz it up by imposing a secondary image into the design.
By either having the imposed image be transparent, where by the artist would tattoo around the image leaving that area uninked. Or colored a solid black.
A tattoo that has a design like this would have the lips drawing attention to the smaller image.
Its this image that would highlight the intention of the tattoo.
Simple images like a Skull, a Jolly Roger (skull and cross bones), a Pot Leaf, or a Dice are the commonly used images in these sorts of tattoos.
Want To Consider More Options?
If you are looking for some neck tattoo designs then check out this article for some ideas.