Tree tattoos are trendy. They not only look amazing but have very significant meanings behind them. Trees are bold, resilient and they provide life. They are strong, and they can withstand the test of time and the roughness of the storms.
When people get tree tattoos, they often get them on the back or side. Since trees are so large, these places can be the perfect way to show off anyone’s magnificent tree tattoos. Many tree tattoos are in greyscale for a more dramatic effect, while some add touches of color in the leaves or flowers adorned upon the tree.
There are many different examples of tree tattoos listed below. Take a look and see if any appeal to your specific taste. These fantastic tree tattoo designs not only have powerful meanings, but they look amazing as well.
- 1 Trees in Different Culture
- 2 Symbolism and Meanings of Tree Tattoos
- 3 Stunning Tree Tattoo Examples
- 3.1 Pine Tree Tattoos
- 3.2 Tree Tattoos with Names
- 3.3 Small Tree Tattoos
- 3.4 Trendy Tree Tattoos
- 3.5 Tree on the Arm
- 3.6 Dead Tree Tattoo
- 3.7 Small Tree on the Wrist
- 3.8 Black Tree Tattoo
- 3.9 Tree Growing From the Heart
- 3.10 Intricate Tree Tattoo
- 3.11 Dying Tree Tattoo
- 3.12 Tree Hand Tattoo
- 3.13 Full Art Back Tattoo
- 3.14 A Lively Tree Tattoo
- 3.15 Tree in Autumn
- 3.16 Large Tree Tattoo
- 3.17 Colorful Tree Tattoo
Trees in Different Culture
Many ancient cultures worship trees as manifestations of the divine. The druids devised a sacred tree alphabet, and the Egyptian, Christian, Hebrew, Kabbalists, Zoroastrian, and Talas traditions based many of their mystical teachings around the central Tree of Life. From the dualistic tree of knowledge in Genesis to Islam’s Tree of blessings, the great world tree was seemed to ascend like a pillar from earth to heaven.
The oak was sacred to the Celts and Norse people, the ash to the Scandinavians, the lime tree in Germany, the fig tree in India. In Egypt, the tamarisk was sacred to Osiris. In ancient China, people believed that the spirits of the dead and the Gods resided in the trees near the tombs or temples.
Symbolism and Meanings of Tree Tattoos
In its most general sense, the tree symbolizes the life of the cosmos with its consistency, growth, proliferation, generative, and regenerative processes. It stands for eternal life and is, therefore, equivalent to a symbol of immortality. People also believed that many trees have healing properties because they symbolized specific illnesses.
The tree with its root underground and its branches rising to the sky symbolizes the ladder into the mountain, representing the ‘three worlds’ (the lower world, hell; the middle world, earth; and the upper world, heaven). The three worlds of tree symbolism reflect the three central portions of the tree’s structure: roots, trunk, and foliage.
In mythology and folklore, we distinguish three or four different shades of meaning. At the most primitive level, there is the tree of life and the tree of death. While in later stages, the cosmic tree and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
World trees symbolize humankind’s potential for ascendance from matter to spirit, with roots flowing from the earth down to the heavens. We find a version of this symbol in Nordic mythology with the cosmic tree, called Yggdrasil, which sends its roots down into the very core of the earth, where the hell lies.
An essential point in connexon with the cosmic tree symbol is that it often appears upside down, with its roots in heaven and its foliage on earth, which symbolizes the creative power of the spirit and the belief that human life is the descent of spirit into bodily form.
The tree as a woman symbolizes the mother earth, the nurturing feminine principle. It represents an invisible lifeforce. The tree as a man may symbolize male energy, which impregnates the earth with life but itself subject to the eternal cycle of decay and renewal.
Stunning Tree Tattoo Examples
Pine Tree Tattoos
Tree Tattoos with Names
Small Tree Tattoos
Trendy Tree Tattoos
Tree on the Arm
A black bold tree on the arm with no leaves and birds flying from the tree up to the wrist.
Dead Tree Tattoo
A dead tree on the left shoulder with birds flying up her neck.
Small Tree on the Wrist
A small tree with some leaves and its roots exposed in black ink on the wrist.
Black Tree Tattoo
A leafless tree on the forearm in all black.
Tree Growing From the Heart
A tree with leaves in gray and black growing from a red heart where the roots are.
Intricate Tree Tattoo
A nice tree tattoo done very intricately with leaves and exposed roots.
Dying Tree Tattoo
A rib cage tattoo of a tree that seems to be dying in black ink.
Tree Hand Tattoo
The base of a tree on the wearer’s hand with a hollow part in the trunk.
Full Art Back Tattoo
A tree that takes up the entire back with colorful falling leaves down to the exposed roots.
A Lively Tree Tattoo
A tree tattoo with a lot of leaves and a small trunk and branches.
Tree in Autumn
A tree tattoo with red falling leaves upon the girl’s back.
Large Tree Tattoo
A large black ink tattoo with birds flying away.
Colorful Tree Tattoo
A tree tattoo upon the leg in bold colors.