Small green olive branch tattoo on the forearm

Olive Branch Tattoo Ideas For Peaceful And Tender People

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Olive branch tattoo is getting more and more attention these days. People seem to like it for many reasons: its shape, its delicacy, and the symbolism. Also, it is one of the most beautiful minimalist types of tattoos. So, if you like the olive branch and want to get a tattoo of it – keep reading. We have gathered a beautiful collection of the best ideas and their meanings.

Delicate black olive branch tattoo on the forearm
Delicate black olive branch tattoo on the forearm
Olive twig shoulder tattoo
Olive twig shoulder tattoo
Small and girly olive branch tattoo on the left rib cage
Small and girly olive branch tattoo on the left rib cage
Splendid olive twig on the left forearm
Splendid olive twig on the left forearm
Beautiful hyper realistic olive twig tattoo on the left rib cage
Beautiful hyper-realistic olive twig tattoo on the left rib cage

Olive branch tattoo meaning

Generally, it is a symbol of peace. But it also symbolizes victory and together with the white dove embodies the divine peace between ex-enemies. The olive tree can live for more than one hundred years, so in many ancient cultures, it was a sacred tree. The majority of the symbols of it came from ancient Greece. In the first Olympic games, the winners received an olive branch wreath as the highest award, and from here it became a symbol of the victory.

Classic dotwork olive twig piece
Classic dot-work olive twig piece
Lovely small piece on the right rib cage
A lovely small olive twig tattoo on the right rib cage

The olive branch in Greek mythology

According to the legend, the Greek Goddess Athena was competing with the Poseidon for the Athens. Poseidon built a well, and Athena planted the first olive tree near that well. All the other gods and goddesses decided that Athena’s gift was better then Poseidon’s, so they gave the land to her. As we can see from this myth – the olive tree had an enormous significance for the ancient Greeks. In this case, it was even more important than the water. And no wonder why – until today the Greeks produce more than 7.5% of all olive oil in the world. This simple tree gave them food and built their economy.

Blackwork style linear olive twig tattoo on the arm
Blackwork style linear olive twig tattoo on the arm
This excellent small piece on the wrist
Another excellent small piece on the wrist

The olive branch in the Bible

Another beautiful image is the white dove with an olive branch in the beak. One of the first mentions of this image is in the Hebrew Bible where Noah sends a white dove to spread the message about the divine wrath. Later, the dove came back to the ark with a dove in her beak. It was also one of the first symbols of the early Christians. Then, in the 5th century, it became an official Christian symbol of peace.

A beautiful chest and shoulder piece
A beautiful chest and shoulder piece
Colorful olive branch tattoo
Colorful olive branch tattoo

Other olive branch tattoo meanings

The olive branch is also a symbol that embodies fertility and immortality. A tattoo of it can mean the renewal of life and the desire for the inner peace. It is worth remembering another old tradition that comes from this symbol. In the olden days, to prove that the intentions are genuine, the messenger brought a bunch of wool together with an olive branch. Therefore, we have one more symbolical meaning for tattoo – sincerity.

Excellent small olive branch on the arm
Excellent small olive branch on the arm
Branch with green leaves and black olives on the rib cage
Branch with green leaves and black olives on the rib cage

Olive branch tattoo ideas

It is a small tattoo. So you can apply it to various parts of your body. Also, it is very unusual to add any other elements to the olive branch. The most beautiful examples are one or two crossed branches with leaves and a few olives on it. You will see that most of the ideas are in black and grey colors which adds even more delicacy and simplicity to it. Take a look at our selection of most beautiful olive branch tattoos below. We are sure you will find inspiration for your next ink.

Dot work style beautiful olive twig on the clavicle bone
Dot-work style beautiful olive twig on the clavicle bone
Blackwork olive branch tattoo on the tricep
Blackwork olive branch tattoo on the triceps
Delicate olive twig tattoo
Delicate olive twig tattoo
Small green olive branch on the forearm
Small green olive branch on the forearm
Realistic olive twig on the inner forearm
Realistic olive twig on the inner forearm
Green and purple olive branch tattoo
Green and purple, olive branch tattoo
Gorgeous black olive branch collarbone tattoo
Gorgeous black olive branch collarbone tattoo
Crossed olive twigs tattoo on the forearm
Crossed olive twigs tattoo on the forearm
Small green olive on the forearm
Another small green olive on the forearm
Traditional colors olive twig
Traditional colors olive twig
Olive branch wreath tattoo around the knee
Olive branch wreath tattoo around the knee
Outline twig with leaves and olives
Outline twig with leaves and olives
Little olive branch tattoo on the left wrist
Little olive branch tattoo on the left wrist
This green olive twig on the left rib cage
This green olive twig on the left rib cage
Little twig
Small olive twig tattoo
Colored olive twig on the side
Another colored olive twig on the side
Two olive branches on the left inner arm
Two olive branches on the left inner arm
Delicate and realistic olive branch ankle tattoo
Delicate and realistic olive branch ankle tattoo
Wonderful dot work piece on the left upper arm
A fantastic dot-work piece on the left upper arm
Traditional black olives branch tattoo on the ankle
Traditional black olives branch tattoo on the ankle
Simple and delicate olive twig
Another simple and delicate olive twig
Green olive branch wreath
Green olive branch wreath
Circular small olive branch tattoo
Circular small olive branch tattoo
Black olive branch on the left side of the back
Another black olive branch on the left side of the back
Heart shaped olive branch tattoo on the inner forearm
Heart shaped olive branch tattoo on the inner forearm
Bundle of olives rosemary eucalyptus and mint
Bundle of olives rosemary eucalyptus and mint
Matching olive branch wrist tattoos for best friends
Matching olive branch wrist tattoos for best friends
Olive Branch Tattoo Ideas For Peaceful And Tender People
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