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Monday, February 4, 2008

Firefighter Tattoos: A Symbol of Bravery and Courage
Our firefighters are some of the most respected people and professions that we have in the world. After 9/11, we as a nation rediscovered how much bravery and courage it takes to be a firefighter. Firefighters risk their lives every day to make sure that you and your families are safe. They are a proud group of people who are united as a fraternity of brothers. To symbolize their devotion to their trade, firefighters acquire tattoos of firefighter origin that represent what they do for a living.

Firefighters give you a sense of security while you sleep or while you are away from home. Wherever you are they are doing their and proving their ability to provide safety of our belongings and our lives. There are many designs for firefighter tattoos and some firefighters choose to get an insignia of their fire fighting unit. Some of these designs include a shield, a helmet, a axe, an inner cross with a shield, or a badge that signifies the unit in which the firefighter is based. Most fire stations have their own emblem as a matter of their pride.

Each firefighter may get the tattoo of an emblem on their body. They proudly display the tattoo to be a representation of what they love and want to do. Other firefighters have obscure tattoos that represent the rescue nature of their business. Guardian angel tattoos with wings that are lifting a child from danger, or sending a person to be taken out of the depths of hell, are a few of the tattoos that symbolize safety and security. Other firefighters take a darker turn when they are picking out a tattoo for themselves. Some firefighters have chosen to put pictures of demons, fires from hell, or flames on their body to represent the danger in which they put themselves in every day. These devil tattoos can be constant reminders that fires cause lasting damage and detrimental scars those physically and emotionally.

Other firefighters like using the early day firefighter techniques of Christian belief. A firefighter gets a feeling of protection and at the same time they feel they are doing a job sanctioned by a higher purpose. Many firefighters have an Irish heritage which they are fiercely proud of. These firefighters of Irish background sometimes get celtic tattoos of shamrocks, leprechauns, or other tattoos of Celtic decent. It is meant to represent the tradition of their Celtic ancestors. Sometimes a Shamrock is intertwined with the firehouse symbol to indicate a imagery of the Irish heritage and their actual workplace.

If you are a firefighter looking for a tattoo, there are many sites on the web where you can search for a variety of firefighting symbols and tattoos. Visit your local tattoo artist and see what they can offer to you. You may have to travel to find a tattoo artist who can assist you in creating and designing firefighting tattoos, whether these may be something already existing, or ones of your own designs.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Shooting Star Tattoos
By Jackson Dylan

Star tattoos are very popular tattoo designs for women as well as men and is also considered as a first tattoo that are small in design, simple and less complicated but has a great impact on the person's appearance.

There are many variations of the star tattoo design and many people claim that these images have a powerful symbolic or supernatural meaning and have always been awe inspiring, even today in this scientific age with reliable reasons. That is why stars and star tattoos continue to be a powerful symbol from the ancient past till today. Recently shooting stars tattoos have become very popular. They are usually tattooed on the arms, shoulders, ankles or abdomen. They seem to be a popular form of tattoo due to its special meaning although it varies from person to person and in addition to it they can also be incorporated into different tattoo styles creating variations. Tattooist finds it very easy and interesting to create variations in this simple design of star making it more striking.

Shooting stars tattoos have become very popular image, being versatile and pretty in recent years. Tattooist can incorporate a 'trail' of smaller stars, which looks very pretty and delicate - a great way for a tattoo to cover a slightly larger area behind a shooting star. A shooting star tattoo done in black and a star within it and three little stars in the tail is believed to bring good luck.

Shooting star tattoos depicts different stories. Shooting stars, asteroids, and the movement of the heavenly bodies in the night sky have always fascinated human beings and there had been fables related to these heavenly bodies which did not had any scientific reason behind it. Earlier people were too superstitious and some cultures even had strong beliefs and superstitions in the meaning of shooting stars. They were thought to be a symbol of a new birth and changes in ones life and also a wish for a better life and this belief still continues to exist although the extent such belief is less then it was earlier. Presently a lot of people seem to be getting them to express their inner desire to be a star. They are read as a symbol of reaching ones ultimate destiny. Shooting stars tattoos are very popular among the Hollywood stars, pop stars and other celebrities. Apart from the symbolization it has become a part of fashion statement.

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