The eyes are the window to the soul! So, by association, that means that by getting another eye tattooed onto you that you’ve got another soul window handy. While there are some fairly boring eye tatts getting about we’re not interested in them today. Prepare to get freaked out with this kooky collection.
Of all the tattoo designs that you see around you, one of the most intriguing ones is the tattoo that has an eye or eyes as part of the design. This design can be sported by both the genders. Eye tattoo design can depict the eye by itself in a simple and ordinary manner or show art that portrays the eye in various forms. You can use the eye of humans or of other creatures as part of your tattoo design for dramatic impact.
A little lesson in the History of tattoos having the Eye of Horus – This is a symbol used to by people of Egypt and often called the eye of Ra. According to the tales behind this, it is supposed to date back to the war between Horus and Seth over the throne. Since Horus possessed the left eye of the moon and the right eye of the sun, he was the victor, though he lost his left eye during the course of the battle. This eye was subsequently restored by the God Troth. As Horus is also called the God who has the falcon head and the eye is also based on the eye of this bird, it makes for a great design. Considered lucky and a sign of victory, this eye has look and some amazing history behind it to make it interesting.
Meanings: There is no doubt that the eye is one of the most important part of the body and thereby holds a lot of symbolic and actual value. In each culture whether today or in the past, there are many allusions to the eye and what it means. In the people who follow the christian faith, there are references to the Eye of god and is supposed to mean the eye that sees it all. That is outside and also within our innermost selves.
There are also references to the third eye which is supposed to denote an extra sense of perception. This eye symbolizes the ability to intuit and understand things that are not visible normally. The people who have the powers to open the third eye are supposed to be bestowed with powers that help them see the future and the past.
There is no doubt that tattoos featuring the eye as the central part of the design will carry much significance, including:
- The essence of life itself
- The divine being
- Concentration from within
- A shield from the evils
- The source of your inner being
- Wisdom and enlightened thinking
- Predictions of the future
- A protector
When you are going for that tattoo design with the eye as the subject matter, do give importance to the deeper meaning and significance apart from the actual design. The thing is a tattoo appeals to the eye, thereby the focus will be on the visual impact, but the person who gets the tattoo should also focus on what it means to him/her.
For this to work out the way you want to, you need to do the following:
- Pick the style
- Do your research
- Fix on the place where the tattoo goes
- Think of what it means to you
- Study the design to see whether it depicts what you want it to
- Consider whether this is what you want long term
Once you have done all this, you are ready to go with the actual process of tattooing. Ensure that you pick a tattoo artist who will be able to do justice to the design you want. Apart from this also focus on factors like the hygiene and safety aspects. Once all these points are covered, go ahead get the eye tattoo and enjoy being the cynosure of all eyes.
Here are more impressive examples of Not so common Eye Tattoo Designs: