Dove Tattoo – Meaning – Symbolism

Dove Tattoo meaning – the dove is related to love (like an anchor) and peace (like a peace sign) mostly, but with lots of other symbols, such as: devotion (doves mean devotion to ancient Greeks and Romans), long life (this is only related to Chinese culture), family (mostly related to taking care of the family), rebirth (maybe not exactly like the Phoenix), hope and faith, Holy Spirit (do you know that the Holy Spirit was compared to a dove? Yes, in most/some religions, the dove is sacred), fertility and war (even the famous Goddess Astarte had the dove symbol), loyalty (mostly because doves mate for love – only have one partner for life), new beginning (think about Noah and the dove finding new land and life). Want some pictures for your next dove tattoo?

Noah Dove Tattoo

Noah Dove Tattoo

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Dove Heart Tattoo

Dove Heart Tattoo

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Dove Tattoo Symbolism:

  • Greek mythology: like I said before, in the Greek mythology doves are a symbol of devotion and long life. But, in the Greek mythology doves are related to Gods also. Here are a couple of Godesses with doves: Aphrodite (she was the consort of Poseidon and others, yet the daughter of Zeus), Astarte (she was the Goddess of fertility and war. She also had the lion symbol and others). Dove are also related to family and feeding – they even feed the famous Semiramis. The Pleiades were transformed to doves. Read more about it here.
  • Christian culture: Noah from the Bible used the dove to find land and life itself. Like I said before, in this case, yet in many other religions, the dove is the symbol of peace. In this religion birds/doves are the messengers of God/divinity.

Here are some pictures for you:

Dove Tattoo for mom

Dove Tattoo for mom

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Dove with key tattoo

Dove with key tattoo

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Dove Tattoo on celebritiesJessica Biel (a dove tattoo), Rita Ora, Justin Bieber (the first tattoo, one of the first tattoos), Frankie Sandford (her dove tattoo means hope), Aaliyah (also a dove tattoo), Kevin Jonas (his dove tattoo is related to fate). Do you know more celebrities with bird/dove tattoos? Share with us. We don’t mind if you comment.

Dove Tattoo Placement Ideas – on the back of your neck, behind your ear, on your foot, on your forearm, on your lower stomach, etc. More pictures:

Elegant Dove Tattoo

Elegant Dove Tattoo

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People interested in dove tattoos are also interested in infinity tattoos.

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