Snowflake is a beautiful ice crystal that in the form of snow covers the mountain peaks. We also enjoy them during the winter, and those who live in the Northern regions see them a lot. There are no two perfectly identical snowflakes, so this makes it a perfect choice for a tattoo. The variations are limitless, and it looks great both on men and women. But what do snowflake tattoo means? It turns out – it is both negative and positive symbol. If you are thinking of getting a snowflake – we invite you to spend a few minutes of your time and to learn more about this beautiful tattoo. As always, we have gathered an excellent collection of ideas, so stay with us for the inspiration!
Snowflake – a symbol of uniqueness
Although the snowflakes aren’t very popular among the tattoo community, they are beautiful and unique. Like the real ones, each tattoo of a snowflake is unique, so rest assure because there’s no way that someone might steal your design. And due to this characteristic, the snowflake became a universal symbol of individuality.
When we look at the snow, we can only see a solid white mass. By looking at this mass, we can’t appreciate the look of each snowflake. But when we look closely, we discover that every single snowflake is different. This principle also reflects on the humans. When we look at the mass, we can’t see any difference between each person. But every person is a unique individual. That’s why snowflakes became the symbol of uniqueness.
Other snowflake tattoo meanings
A tattoo of a snowflake can also remind us to cherish our lives. It can inspire us to think about how we live and change us to make it better. Like the snowflake dissolves in the spring, our time will also pass very quickly. A tattoo is an excellent reminder of what is the most important for you.
Another symbol of the snowflake is elegance. The perfect and unique form of each snowflake reveals how incredibly amazing our universe is. No wonder it is an example of divine beauty. Unlike rain, snowflakes don’t make any noise when they fall to the ground, which also makes them a symbol of tranquility.
Moreover, snowflakes symbolize rebirth and transformation as well. When a snowflake melts and turns into water, it looks like it dies and disappears. But, as we know – this water absorbs into the ground and nourishes the plants. Later, it evaporates and enters the clouds, where it starts to fall again in the form of rain or snow. So, tattoo of a snowflake can not only express the purity and rebirth but even reveal your perception of death.
Although snowflake symbolizes uniqueness, it is worth mentioning that in some cases it may represent the opposite of that. A snowflake is also a slang word which describes a politically correct person who believes they are as unique and individual as a snowflake. However, in reality, this person is very sensitive to insult or offense. So, if someone has called you ‘a snowflake,’ it might not be the best choice to get this tattoo.
Snowflake tattoo variations
Although it’s a unisex tattoo, women prefer snowflakes more than men. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, but the most popular choices are blue, white and black.
You can get a single snowflake or a group of them which will require more space. The most popular designs are single, white or blue snowflakes inked on the back, ankle, forearm, chest or neck.
Each snowflake consists of six branches and a core. Everything else is always different and unique. So you can be as creative as possible and even design your tattoo.
Although there are trends and patterns of each type of tattoo, we encourage you to be unique as a snowflake. If you don’t like the settled-down standards – pick up your unique design. After all, it’s your tattoo, and everything that matters is whether you are happy with it or not.
Snowflake tattoo ideas
We know how hard it is to choose the best design for your next tattoo. After going through thousands of various pictures, we have gathered the top examples, so you can select the ideal one without rushing. Take a look at our snowflakes gallery below, and we are sure you will find that one unique tattoo.