35 Amazing Peace Sign Tattoo Ideas
Tattoos are mainstream today, unlike the olden days. More and more people now get their bodies inked. The reason could be any, from flaunting their body artwork to enhancing their level of confidence. There are sundry tattoo designs that one can choose from. However, some symbols, like peace signs, make for wonderful tattoo designs. Yes, I am talking about the same symbol that has a circle with a line going down the center, halfway down two other lines branch out to the rim of the circle. It is said that there were many other peace symbols, but this one became famous in 1950.
After making its debut in the 1950s, the symbol became very popular amongst the ‘hippie’ movement in the 1960s and 1970s. It still holds the same charm as it had decades back. A peace symbol inked on your body is a great way to showcase how peaceful you are as a person. Apart from this, this sign also represents the humble and considerate side of your personality. If you are planning to get a peace sign etched on your body, then it’s a post for you.
Here in this post, we will discuss the history of the peace sign, its placements and different peace sign tattoo designs, and other peace symbol variations.
Here we go……..
History of the Peace Sign
The peace symbol came into existence after World War II in 1950. Before that, different religious groups were using various forms to depict peace. For instance, the Christians would use the dove and an olive branch as the symbol of peace.
Gerald Herbert Holtom, a British artist and designer, is the man who crafted the ‘peace symbol.’ Initially, the sign was used for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, an organization that stood against nuclear weapons’ military use, including chemical and biological weapons. The same organization was against the construction of nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom. Eventually, it gained success in its fight against creating an atomic war among other countries. Earlier, the peace sign was worn to protest the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; gradually, it gained popularity worldwide.
Peace Sign Tattoo Designs
The quality of a peace sign is – it can be illustrated in several different ways. There is that classic symbol, the circle with the three lines; you can get it etched as it is, or you can simply add more details to it to make it more captivating. Details like plants, animals, vines, flowers, doves, birds, mountains, and other elements from nature can be used to beautify your peace tattoo.
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The peace sign is primarily divided into four sections; one can use groundbreaking ideas to make a tattoo look more stunning. For instance, you can fill in scenes from the four seasons, namely, spring, summer, fall, and winter, or you can get the four elements, wind, water, fire, and earth, filled in each section of the peace sign. It is absolutely up to you how you want your tattoo.
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Another way to make your peace sign tattoo more beautiful is – add color to it. Adding colors to your tattoo will make it look vibrant and take it to the next level. Besides, you can consider adding other elements along with your peace symbol tattoo. You can use your zodiac sign with your peace tattoo, or you can add a world map, or your favorite quote, etc.
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Placement of Peace Sign Designs
The best part of the peace design is – it can be etched on any part of your body. Yes, many people even have got it etched on their tongue (aww, I know it’s quite excruciating, even the thought of it horrible, but people get their peace tattoos on their tongue). Well, it totally depends on you whether or not you want it to be seen by others. Accordingly, you can decide on the placement of your peace tattoo. However, the most common places where you can get a peace tattoo etched include neck, nape, forearm, ankles, wrist, arm, fingers, etc.
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Size of Peace Sign Designs
You can get a peace sign etched in any size, from small to large. But, they look the best in small size or medium size. Too big peace signs don’t look so appealing. In fact, the best they make are tiny tattoo designs. The benefit of small tattoo designs is – you can get them etched on your fingers as well. You can also get a small-sized peace tattoo etched on your ear or on the webbing between the thumb and pointer finger.
Peace sign tattoos look mesmerizing; no matter etched where. However, make sure that you go to a professional tattoo artist to get your tattoo. The peace symbol looks simple, but that doesn’t mean that anybody can etch it. Moreover, a properly etched peace tattoo will be more impactful than the one done with little or no finesse. Going to an unprofessional or random tattoo artist can help you save a few dollars, but it won’t help you fetch great results. So, choose the right tattoo artist for your peace tattoo.
Happy Tattooing…. ☺ ☺