Barbed Wire Tattoo meaning – protection (like a hamsa hand), power (like Poseidon), strength (like a rhino), courage (like a sword), patriotic (like an american flag), salvation (like a lighthouse), bravery (like a lion), etc. Most important – before getting such a tattoo, make sure you really want it. Basically these tattoos mean “don’t cross“.
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Barbed Wire Tattoo symbolism:
- History: the barbed wire dates back from 1865. In April 1865 he also got a patent for his invention. Another person – Michael Kelly, had a similar idea (he was from New York). What’s more interesting is that in 1867 seven different people got the same idea as the first person who invented the barbed wire. Soon, this invention will be used in war, in concentration camps, in agriculture, around gates, etc. Nowadays everyone knows about the barbed wire, that’s why some people get these type of tattoos.
- Symbolism: the barbed wire is also related to Jesus and Christianity. Jesus was put to wear a crucifixion around his head. You can read more about the crucifixion here. This is also related with salvation, hope and faith – the main meanings.
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Barbed Wire Tattoo Placement ideas – around your neck, around your wrist, around your biceps, on your forehead, etc. People also associated barbed wire tattoos with other tattoos, such as: butterflies, birds, eagles, feathers, fishes, infinity, skulls, yet many other choices.
Barbed Wire Tattoos on celebrities – Pamela Anderson (she has/had a barbed wire tattoo), Cheryl Cole (she has a barbed wire tattoo – the tattoo is around her thigh), Elizabeth Olsen (she has a barbed wire arm tattoo), Tracy McGrady, Brian Urlacher, etc. If you know more celebrities with barbed wire tattoos, let us know. Furthermore, you can comment on this article to name the celebrities/famous people we missed. We don’t mind some extra help.
Are barbed wire tattoos cool? Or lame? This is only for you to decide. But, most important, you need to really want your tattoo before getting one.