Karen Karch’s stencil of a rose tattoo design was reimagined as a ring in 18K yellow gold and scattered with diamonds.
Through history, tattoos have inspired jewelry. You can find symbolism in all philosophies, from Eastern to Western. Today’s designers borrow from a range of motifs and apply them in everything from engraving to enamel to inlays. Some designers also mix multiple subjects and create their totems or talisman, while others will tattoo you with jewels that are customized to what’s most significant to your life.
Here are some tattoos with different meanings.
Celine Daoust’s 14K pendant necklace comes with multiple motifs. This unique design combines Eastern and Western cultures, creating a unique tattoo. The tattoo features two crescent moons that symbolize strength and female empowerment. It also has a star at the bottom that can be wished upon and used to guide you. The outer pendant features a heart-shaped shape to protect and love.
A signet band featuring a dragonfly in 14K Gold with black oxide has been created by Heavenly Vices. The dragonfly symbolises transformations and positive changes and has been around for centuries. There are many versions and forms of tattoos.
Buddha Mama’s Hamsa hand is crafted from 18K gold and enamel. Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol that represents the Hands of God. It is a protective emblem that can bring good luck, happiness health, and success to its owner, regardless of faith. The pendant has an evil eye that protects the wearer as well as a sacred blossom that reminds them of their importance in their lives.
Cece Jewellery’s 18K gold ‘Lucky Star’ rings feature six styles that offer a modern take on the dome-shaped gypsy set ring from the late Victorian into Edwardian eras. Tattoo-inspired engravings include star-set sapphires, emeralds, or diamonds. This one is made with diamonds. The symbol is horseshoes which represent luck.
Jacquie Aiche’s Opal Inlay Sunset Pendant necklace features sun rays over the ocean in opal, turquoise, and lapis blue inlay. The pendant evokes the sky’s beauty with flecks of orange, suggesting the sun goes down over the crystalline waters of the sea.
Talon’s 14K gold Snake & Moon Pendant is part of the Through the Shadows collection. Emily Hirsch used the feminine empowerment of the crescent Moon and the rebirthing Snake to describe her design. She describes her double symbol as facing and embracing one’s fears and finding that which guides us to renewal and hope.”
Karen Karch’s 14K Rose Tattoo Tag recalls the stencil of a rose tattoo design in a deep engraving that is textural and fiercely feminine.
Sofia Zakia’s 14K gold and opal pendant represents “You hold the key to my heart… or I hold the key to yours. Unlocking either means transcending thresholds of unbound discoveries through time and realms of friendship, beauty, and love.”
Talon’s 14K gold and pave diamond ring —features a winged heart which traditionally means protector of love. But the designer Emily Hirsch takes it further and has named it her Uuntethered heart, which for Hirsch symbolizes freedom of the spirit.”
Venyx World’s Electra hoop earrings in gold zig-zag with lightning bolts offer protection with their sharp edges.
Dru. Jewelry The pendant necklace with 14K Gold and Diamond Phoenix is a symbol of hope, rebirth, transformation.
Castro Smith’s sterling silver signet ring is created with different alloys to achieve the colors in the engraved fish. According to Japanese culture Carp Fish swim against the current in order to overcome obstacles. They are also a symbol of strength, courage and patience. In all cultures, fish are a symbol for good fortune and prosperity.
James Banks Butterfly pendant in 14K gold with Shakudo and Shibuichi. Butterflies are symbolic of renewal, transformation, and rebirth.
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