Steampunk Tattoo Stencils



Man or machine? Cool biomechanics tattoos

Do you love the steampunk style and are you interested in retro motifs and the aesthetic connection between man and machine? Then you could have your skin decorated with a unique biomechanical tattoo. I'll tell you what makes this tattoo style so special and show you numerous pictures and motif examples for inspiration.

The fascination of biomechanics

Many tattoo motifs have a special meaning and are symbolic of a certain property. With some skin decorations, however, it is more about an aesthetic claim. This definitely includes biomechanical tattoos: The often large-area tattoos often decorate arms, legs or the back can in principle be worn all over the body. We cannot look into our body like we can see into a machine and its structure. Therein lies the great fascination for body mechanics.

A biomechanical motif acts like a section from the inside of the human body. You could also say that it turns the inner workings of our body outwards and shows what is otherwise only hidden under the skin. But that's not all: the mechanical aspect is added, since the natural tendons and bones are linked with mechanical elements. A sci-fi fantasy á la Star Trek is projected onto the skin: the human being is shown as a living cyborg, so to speak, which is partly made up of machine parts.

Maori Tattoo Stencils

Maori tattoos: the most beautiful symbols and their meanings

Maori tattoos often have a very special meaning. We'll show you the most beautiful Maori symbols and reveal what's behind the tattoos.

Maori tattoos are more than body jewelry. They usually have a profound meaning and are very complex. The special tattoos have their origin in New Zealand. They were (and still are) one of the trademarks of the native people there, the Maori. But not only in New Zealand, also in Polynesia, which includes Hawaii, this type of body art looks back on a long history. What many do not know: Maori tattoos are even considered the original tattoos.

The meaning of Maori tattoos differs depending on the symbols used. Small motifs are often incorporated into an elaborate pattern. Sea symbols such as a wave, a turtle or shark's teeth are widespread.

Unlike "normal" tattoos, outsiders cannot see at first glance what the Maori tattoo means. Because every Maori tattoo is individually engraved and can even be adapted to your own life story. And that is exactly what makes the Polynesian tattoo, as this tattoo style is also called, so special.

Are Maori tattoos suitable for women?

Maori tattoos are mainly characterized by their wide lines and clear, striking patterns. As a result, the Polynesian symbols often appear very hard and dark. Usually a Maori tattoo also covers quite large areas of the body. For example, in the so-called Polynesian sleeve, the entire upper arm is traditionally tattooed.

Therefore, many mistakenly believe that Maori tattoos are only suitable for men. But that's not true. Women can also wear this traditional tattoo style great. There are many small Maori motifs with a great meaning.

Celtic Tattoos Stencils



Celtic tattoos: 7 mystical motifs and their meaning

Hardly any other people are as fascinated by us as the Celts. Their magical symbols such as the triskele or the Celtic cross are not only popular jewelry elements in the British Isles, but are also worn as amulets here. Would you like to immortalize your love for this ancient people in a tattoo? I will show you seven Celtic tattoos and their meanings.

Celtic tattoos: symbols and their meanings

We only know of most of the Celtic symbols through the written records of Greek and Roman ethnographers, as well as Irish and British monks. In Ireland, the pagan culture of memory merged with the Christian monastic culture of writing, so that numerous old legends were passed down that every child knows to this day. Here you can find out more about the Celts.

  • 1 The Celtic spiral

The Celtic spiral can be found on burial sites, dolmens and many ancient natural monuments in Ireland and Great Britain. It was often used to represent the sun and is supposed to represent the eternal cycle of life. It is also believed to represent a journey to a higher form of consciousness and symbolize cosmic energy. However, there are no specific traditions for this.

  • 2 the triskele

The triskele is one of the best-known Celtic symbols and is very popular in the Irish-British area as a pendant. The term comes from the Greek and means "three-legged". The three symmetrically arranged spiral arms can stand for different triad in mythology: