When it comes to tattooing shapes, whether geometric or not, there are some that tend to stand out from the rest due to the symbolism and meaning that are given to them in different cultures and regions of the planet. Today we will talk about spiral tattoos and their meaning. A type of tattoo that, although it is not very common, as we will comment later, has a very interesting meaning.
Whether it is a tattoo of a simple spiral or any other object that creates the shape of the spiral, they represent the same meaning and, in some cases, are combined with the symbolism of other objects. Spirals are present in many aspects of nature, plants, animals, rocks, etc ... And not to mention the shape of some galaxies. Within the world of tattoos and if we take a look at the Celtic culture, we will see that the spirals refer to the infinite and eternal.
Other meanings attributed to spiral tattoos is that they symbolize magic, dreams and personal wishes. They also convey a sense of calm. What types of spirals are there? Simple, double and triple. Depending on the type of spiral that we tattoo, its symbolism can vary significantly as we will see below:
- Simple spirals. It is a single spiral. For the Mayans, the simple spiral represented the beginning of a new cycle, while for the Polynesians it was associated with immortality.
- Double spirals. The second type of spiral that we discuss is the double one. Its design is very similar to the Ying Yang symbol. Just where the first spiral ends, the second begins. It is a connection signifying the relationship between day and night, the feminine and the masculine as well as birth and death.
- Triple spirals. And in third and last place we have the triple spirals, each one joined at its end to form a triangle. Although these types of spirals are the least common in the world of tattoos, it should be noted that they are associated with Celtic designs. It has also been used by Christians to symbolize the Holy Trinity.
As you can see, spiral tattoos are much more interesting than it may seem at first. And you, What do you think of these tattoos? We leave you a gallery of images so you can take a look at these types of tattoos.