Need Inspiration for Love Tattoos
What kind of love do you want to express with some body art?
Romantic love tattoo designs include:
Red hearts – After all, red is the color of romance.
Purple hearts – Purple is the color of passion.
Hearts and red roses – Pure romance.
Heart pierced by an arrow – This is the classic one, means you have been thoroughly love struck.
Cupids – Cupid was the cherubic looking Roman god of love.
Eros – This is the Greek version of the god of love. Eros is depicted as a young man with wings and makes a great agape tattoo
Rainbow heart – Is often used as a symbol for gay love.
These will all do nicely for small tattoos. Eros is my favorite. Must be because it is short. Although the Greek version is not so short compared. Storge is cool as well since it is like storage in computer language so that is awesome. I guess just knowing that a tattoo does not have to be huge eagle with large wings. Or a heart that says mom through it. Well I hope you pick on wisely from the list below. There has to be one good Philia tattoo out there some where.
Eros (ἔρως érōs)
Philia (φιλία philía)
Agape (ἀγάπη agápē)
Storge (στοργή storgē)
I love you
Agape Tattoos – History and Meaning
The Greek alphabet has history that dates back to the 8th century BC. Ancient Greece is considered by most historians to be the foundational culture of Western Civilization. This history and the relevance of lasting endurance ensure that tattoos done in the Greek language are highly sought after. Lasting, unconditional, divine tattoos – agape tattoos.
Agape (Agápe ,αγάπη, agápē) means “love” in modern day Greek. Love that is spiritual, not sexual, in its nature. Selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications. A strong positive emotion of regard and affection. Parental love – divine, unconditional, self-sacrificing, active, volitional, and thoughtful love.
Maybe you’re one of the 1300 monthly researchers looking for an agape tattoo, the perfect symbolism for what you want to express. There are many versions of agape tattoos available that incorporate either the modern (αγάπη) or classical (agápē) Greek alphabet.
When you do find the very best design, there are two more steps to take before you apply the ink.
1. Make sure of the translation. When using a tattoo in a language other than your own, check your translation with several sources. Sources may include someone who speaks the native language, an educated person of that language, or an on-line translation site. Using a few of translation sites available will ensure that your tattoo is one that you’ll want to keep forever.
2. Make sure you find a good talented & intelligent artist to express your inspiration. Many alphabets have letters that need to be accurate – the ‘dot’ or ‘squiggle’ done wrong can change the whole meaning of the word. (agápē – love vs. agape – with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe) .Bring examples of what you want, and if applicable provide the artist with the website links where you got your info — just in case the artist wants to see more detail/examples.