Reviewed & updated: October 29, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are someone who keeps a belief in the word Luck and is planning to get inked with a Good Luck tattoo, then you must have a look at these amazing designs.
The word ‘Luck’ can be said to be a combination of both positive and negative events, and even those events which had absolutely no probability of happening.
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, luck is defined as a certain force that makes things happen be it positive or negative without any control of a person. It can cause both good as well as bad things to happen not as a result of the person’s own ability or any effort, but completely by chance.
Some people keep a strong belief in the word luck, and even wear it as a symbol of hope, as a symbol of fortune, and even as a symbol of God, which is believed to protect them from all sorts of negative power. While some people consider it to be a mere illusion.
Irish Four Leaf Clovers Luck Tattoo
In general, the four-leaf clover is a genetic mutation of the three-leaf clover.
According to the mythology of the Celtic Druids i.e. the Indo-European mythology, the four-leaf clover plant was considered to be a piece of extremely good luck and even sacred as it is said to be able to sense the demon’s presence. The Druids were the people of the high-ranked class of the Celtic culture.
The four leaves of a four-leaf clover are a symbolic representation of love, faith, hope and good luck or good fortune which can even be considered the grace of God. So, to wear a four-leaf clover tattoo on one’s body means to invite good luck. Hence a four-leaf clover tattoo has been popular all around the world since the very beginning of the concept of getting a good luck tattoo done in order to protect oneself from all sorts of negative energies.
So, if you are someone who wants to get a four-leaf clover tattoo on any part like the wrist, shoulder blade, or leg or even like a couple tattoo of two people, you must definitely check out this design. You can also opt for the shoulder blade position as it is one of the least painful areas to get a tattoo done.
It is even believed by some people that there is no right or wrong way to represent luck.
Dream Catcher Luck Tattoo
With the passing time and years, there have been a variety of reasons and every reason has a specific meaning to it as to why people all around the world get inked. This includes spiritual resemblance, as a protective band all around them, as a form of love towards their partner, and many more. These reasons vary from person to person.
Similarly, the Dream Catcher is also considered to be a symbol of good luck. Traditionally, a dream catcher is a sort of woven art where the artist weaves a spider-like net within a hoop-like structure. The point of this dream catcher which is believed to catch all the negative dreams or even bad omen while you sleep giving you a good omen or good thoughts can be traced back to the American culture and its belief in luck.
People nowadays have started to get dream catchers tattooed on themselves instead of hanging one in their bedrooms. This dream catcher can be worn at any part of the body with black or colorful ink, which will give it an equally beautiful look. So, if you too want to try out one, then this design will be just a perfect match for you.
Egyptian Ouroboros Luck Tattoo
The concept of getting inked or in one word getting a tattoo done can be traced back to ancient Egypt i.e. to the time of Mummies, where images of bulls, animals, and even certain mysterious lines can be seen to be inked on the bodies of the 5,000 years old Mummies.
There are many symbols and numbers that represent good luck and even bad luck. The most common number which is considered bad luck is the number 666 which is known to be the number of the beast. Unlike bad luck numbers, there are also many tattoo ideas that are considered to attract bad luck like filling in dragon eyes, upside-down horseshoe, upside-down cross, Valknut tattoo, and many more.
There are also many lucky symbols that are believed to bring good luck and also bring good fortune like the Japanese Fudo Mayo tattoo, the Egyptian Scarab tattoo, Chinese Money tree tattoo, rabbit’s foot tattoo, lady luck tattoo, Chinese knot tattoo, and many more. Similarly, the lucky number that can bring good luck in some countries are 7 in the western world, 13 in Italy, 4 in Germany and 8 in China and Japan.
Japanese Daikoku Luck Tattoo
As mentioned earlier, there are several good luck tattoos in the Japanese culture, one of them is the Daikoku mask luck tattoo which originated in Japan. Daikoku is also addressed as one of the seven Gods of luck in the Japanese culture. These Daikoku luck tattoos can mainly be noticed to be worn by the people working in the food industry, or by those who work as artists as it is believed to bring good luck, success, and confidence in one’s life.
If you too are someone belonging to the food industry and want to wear something that will bring in good luck and good fortune to you, you must go ahead and get this luck tattoo inked on yourself.
Italian Ladybug Luck Tattoo
As mentioned earlier, there are many animals too which are considered good luck like the rabbit, frog, etc. Similarly, ladybugs are also considered good luck in Italian tattoo culture. The ladybug is in general a beetle. The ladybug is a symbolic representation of the freedom and independence of a human being. It also symbolizes happiness and good luck and also as a symbol of friendship.
Earlier, this culture of tattooing was done using needles and ink where the ink was poked into the skin using a needle. Nowadays, similar technologies of poking the ink are used but with the help of a needle, which makes a way for more options and ideas for tattoos, making it a safer experience and hence enhancing the features and quality of the tattoos even more and can be presented as a gift.
Dolphin Luck Tattoo
A dolphin is considered one of the good luck tattoos in the list of good luck tattoos of the sailors. It attracts tattoo enthusiasts who love the ocean and is concerned about its protection mainly due to its playful nature and its joyfulness. It is mainly seen to be chosen by female tattoo lovers. If you too are amongst one of them, you can opt for it too.
Crossed-Finger Luck Tattoo
Keeping in mind the most heard word good luck, the crossed finger is a symbolic representation or can be said to be a gesture of good luck for a long time in the western world. It can also be said to be a perfect example of the belief that people keep in luck and its meaning. A cross is also a symbolic representation of good luck in the Christian community or culture as it resembles Jesus Christ.
So, if you too keep a belief in the crossed finger you can definitely try this tattoo design out.
Chinese Laughing Buddha Luck Tattoo
As mentioned earlier, there are many good luck symbols in the Chinese tattoo culture, one of them being the laughing buddha also known as ‘Budai’.Budai was a Chinese monk who was well known for his jolly nature, different from all other Buddhists after which he was named the laughing buddha. You can definitely try out this design once.
Irish Horseshoe Luck Tattoo
A most common question surrounding the idea of luck which can be both good and bad, that comes to the mind of the tattoo enthusiasts is why not get Valknut tattoo bad luck?? The answer to this is that Valknut is considered to be the symbol of Odin the God of war and dead according to the Norse mythology. Getting a Valknut tattoo inked is considered bad luck as it is similar to giving up oneself to Odin, which often means an extremely violent death for the wearer of that tattoo. It is considered bad luck as it is associated with those warriors who were murdered in a violent way i.e. the slain warriors.
The Horseshoe tattoo is considered good luck as it is made by a blacksmith using fire which is again a symbol of good luck according to the Indian mythology as fire is orange in color which is considered lucky in India. Hanging a single-piece horseshoe on the main doorway of your house with its feet facing the upward direction is considered good luck as it is believed to attract good fortune. Similarly, a horseshoe facing the downward direction is considered bad luck.
So, if you too want to attract good luck to yourself. you can definitely try out this beautiful and colorful horseshoe tattoo on your arms or legs.
Chinese Lucky Cat Luck Tattoo
Unlike all other Chinese good luck symbols, the lucky cat is also one of them. Keeping a lucky cat in your bedroom is believed to bring good fortune and success in life. You can definitely try out this cute cat tattoo design once if you are a believer in success and luck on one hand and also an animal lover on the other hand.
Here are some more Good Luck tattoo ideas for you.
- Chinese Money Tree Luck Tattoo.
- Chinese Good Luck Fish Tattoo.
- Chinese Frog Luck Tattoo.
- Japanese Ebisu Luck Tattoo.
- Nautical Star Luck Tattoo.
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