Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Are you looking for a good perseverance tattoo? Then end your search as we have brought you the list of best perseverance tattoos.
Perseverance is the trait that lets people overcome tough times by not giving up.
Everybody in this world goes through hard times. Everyone needs a reminder to persevere when they are facing these times as well.
Now, if you’re thinking about what tattoo represents perseverance, then there are many, like warrior tattoos, Celtic tattoo symbols for strength and perseverance, animal tattoos like tattoos of a wolf, elephants, lions, and more. Strength tattoos, resilience tattoos are also some options that people associate with a perseverance tattoo and can also give you the inspiration to hope for a better tomorrow. Read on to know which design can be the best for you.
Religious Tattoo On Perseverance
Perseverance is something that is explained and taught by every religion around the world. There are endless verses in the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Torah, Quran, Talmud, and more religious books. They all teach us and remind us to not give up and lose faith even when we have failed many times against evil, especially during the toughest times. God perseveres as God doesn’t give up on us even if we do wrong many times. You can get tattoo designs of the verses from the holy books or of God, like the picture above. It is a beautiful full sleeve religious tattoo design of Jesus Christ with a cross wrapped by barbed wire and a cross on top of the heart below.
Perseverance Symbol Tattoo
The circle has served as a symbol of strength for women for a very long time. In today’s world, even men get these tattoos to honour the strong women in their lives. Strength is the most required attribute to persevere, so it’s natural that many people get simple circle tattoos to showcase their ability to persevere as well. Hence, you can get a simple circle tattoo design or one with added elements, like the picture above. It is a circle in black ink and some tulips growing from a bottle. The simple colour work of this small tattoo is amazing. The tattoo shows how those tulips are growing without caring where they are.
Perseverance And Strength Tattoo
One cannot even try to persevere without enough strength in them. Immense strength is needed to bear failures one and many times, not give up in the face of adversity, and get up again to move forward. There are many tattoos that symbolize strength. One of such strength and perseverance tattoo designs can be the lion tattoos because other than strength and courage. Lion tattoos also symbolize overcoming tough times with determination, will, and bravery. The picture above is a perseverance Japanese tattoo design of a lion. The large full-body tattoo is done in Japanese neo-traditional style, and the beauty of the animal is perfectly captured in waves.
Perseverance And Resilience Tattoo
The relevancy of resilience is immense when someone is trying to persevere. If you can’t accept or have the ability to endure the fate that has been handed to you, you cannot move on or persevere on your path to success or happiness in life.
Now, the symbol that best describes resilience is a spiral, like a tattoo on the picture above. The symbol in the tattoo is from the popular anime ‘Naruto’. It is a tattoo design of the ‘Hakke no Fūin Shiki’ or a seal that can be seen on the abdomen of the main protagonist of the anime. Not only does the spiral shape speak about resilience, but even the anime also shows the ‘don’t give up’ attitude, determination, perseverance, and resilience in all its characters. Hence, they can be awesome choices for a perseverance and resilience tattoo.
Never Give Up Tattoo
If you give up in the middle of your quest because of some failures, you cannot persevere. If you cannot persevere, you cannot succeed. The way to success demands accepting one’s fate after a defeat or resilience and moving on till you achieve success. There are many animes, movies, TV shows, and books that have shown motivational stories on never giving up, like ‘Fairy Tail’, ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, ‘The Theory Of Everything’, and more. You can get tattoos from these or just a simple word tattoo of ‘never give up’, like the picture above. It’s written in a beautiful font across the chest of the wearer.
Celtic tattoos are extremely meaningful and have become very popular nowadays; especially Celtic knots are widely used as tribal tattoos. There are many Celtic symbols that represent many different things, and many among them have been seen as symbols of strength, resilience, and perseverance—for example, the Triskelion or Triskele, Alim, and the Dara knot tattoos.
If you are looking for a good tribal tattoo or Celtic knot tattoo that shows perseverance, then these few can be good choices. You can get a small tattoo of the symbol, or a large tattoo, like the picture above. It’s a complex black and grey tattoo of interlocking triskelion tattoo or triskele symbols on one side of the wearer’s head.
Dragons are beautiful mythical creatures that have been feared by many people around the world, but many also respect these creatures, especially Asian people. There are popular mythical stories surrounding them in China, Japan, and many other Asian countries. Dragon tattoos represent many things, taken from the uncountable stories around the world. However, any dragon tattoo design, in general, symbolizes strength, great power, intelligence, independence, and grace. They have also been used in countless movies, shows, animes, and stories. You can take a character from them or get a generic dragon tattoo, like the picture above. It’s a beautiful perseverance Japanese tattoo of a dragon. It’s an outline tattoo with a few red flames around the design.
Lotus flowers are beautiful flowers that grow in water bodies. Lotus flowers mean many different things in different cultures. Like, in Hinduism, purity, beauty, and spiritual awakening. They are even considered sacred in Hinduism, but lotus flowers, in general, represent growth, becoming a better person by rising above all things negative. In Buddhism, they represent strength and perseverance to get through dark, tough times. Lotus flowers are beautiful, so lotus tattoos can be extremely beautiful as well, as the tattoo in the picture above. It’s a band tattoo design on the upper arm of a lotus, some leaves in the water. The colour and the shading work of the tattoo are quite beautiful.
Elephants are large beautiful creatures that have various meanings. In general, they mean good luck, loyalty, divinity, and strength. They are considered sacred in Hinduism as one very popular Hindu deity, ‘Lord Ganesha’ has a head of an elephant with the body of a human. Elephant tattoos also symbolize determination, power, wisdom, resilience, and perseverance. Hence, an elephant animal tattoo like the picture above can be a great choice for perseverance tattoo designs. It’s a small black and grey tattoo with mainly the outlines and minimal shading work. There’s a very tiny heart symbol floating above. Tattoos of elephants also look great when combined with mandalas or geometric designs.
Koi Fish Tattoo
Koi fish or Nishikigoi are ornamental fish kept in garden ponds. The meanings of the koi fish tattoo vary according to the style and colours of the designs. However, generally, koi fish tattoos represent perseverance. They have been symbolizing the story and power of people who overcame tough times and survived for a long time. Koi fish designs are also used for yin and yang tattoos. Yin and yang tattoos represent the balance of good and bad in life. Understanding this balance is also needed to persevere, so you can get a beautiful koi fish tattoo design, like the picture above. This animal tattoo is mainly of the outline of the koi fish with blue watercolour shading work and ornamental dots with white ink.
Hope the explanations in detail in the categories above have worked as tools for you to understand which tattoo design is the best for you. If you’re sharing the same sentiments as we’ve talked about, then we are sure you have found your perfect design for a perseverance tattoo. Still, here are a few more suggestions for you –
You can get a little different shading work for your tattoo, not necessarily done by similar technologies as the whip technique. You can rather go for dot work shading in your tattoo.
Many people love Greek mythology. You can search what holds the symbolism of perseverance in Greek mythological stories to get your tattoo.
You can opt for a perseverance phrase or word tattoo. It can be any phrase or word that reminds you to keep going by pushing your limits.