Reviewed & updated: October 20, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Are you looking for a tattoo that will reflect your deep connection to your family and ancestors? Then here are some amazing Roots Tattoo ideas for you!
The roots of a tree show the deep connection it has to the place where it has situated – drawing nutrition and support from the firm base and foundation.
A tree with roots tattoo meaning is quite simple as it shows the connection that a person has with their family and their ancestors. The roots remind them of their past and where they come from even after a lot of years.
The roots tattoo also shows how we often find support and help from the people and other things around us to make us happy and feel loved. The roots of a tree also symbolises strength as a tree is only as strong as its roots are deep. Without the support provided by its roots, a tree can be easily blown away or broken down. Similarly, for many people, their families also provide them with support and offer love and nourishment in different forms. Even if we spend a lot of time and years without them, our family still remains the closest to us and every member helps us get back on our feet after a difficult and tough time. These roots are also a sign of our ancestors and teach us to be proud of our legacy and history.
Simple Roots Tattoo For Amateurs
There can be a variety of roots tattoos and designs to choose from if you are interested in getting one. However, if you prefer a more minimal and understated style as compared to more flashy and elaborate tattoo style, then you can also look at various simple roots tattoo ideas. As can be seen in the picture, the wearer has gotten a lovely and subtle roots tattoo on her lower arm. The tattoo artist has done a wonderful job of making the tattoo with clean, clear and bold outlines of the roots, the bark and the leaves as well. Leaving the parts inside the tree empty without any colour makes the tattoo even more attractive and eye-catching.
Amazing Blastover Roots Tattoo Idea
A blast over tattoo is a special type of tattoo where the tattoo artist inks the entire area with black ink. leaving out some empty spaces strategically. Therefore, the actual tattoo design becomes visible when we contrast the skin contours that can be seen along with the rest of the blackened area. This is an amazing reverse tattoo technique that is known for taking a lot of time to complete but gives the entire body area a whole new, fantastic look. The blast over tattoo looks even better when it is used for spiral or geometric patterns like a deep roots tattoo. Thus, if you are willing to be experimental with your tattoo, you can also go for this bold and eye-catching design.
Here are some more amazing Blast Over Tattoo ideas if you are looking for more inspiration!
Tattoo Sleeve Ideas With Roots Motif
If you want a large tattoo that encompasses a lot of the area on your arm, then you should get a tree roots tattoo sleeve or a tree forearm tattoo. Many tattoo lovers prefer tattoo sleeves as it gives them a lot of space to display the entire tattoo design. Tattoo artists also like to work on a tattoo sleeve as it gives them the scope to create a beautiful tattoo design that is also intricate and nuanced. Therefore, if you want to cover up your whole arm from shoulder to the wrist with one entire roots design, you can look for tattoo artists who are great at tattoo sleeves.
Unconventional Roots Tattoo Designs
Different styles of tattoos work for different people. While some like to ensure that their tattoo style is absolutely classic, bizarre and quirky tattoo ideas also work for some people who prefer to experiment. If you are someone who would want to bring up a connection with your past through your tattoo, you can opt for an unconventional tattoo like the one in the picture. The wearer has gotten a tattoo on their body with the heart motif showing how their heart also plays a huge role in their relationship with their past.
Awesome Roots Tattoo Ideas For Women
Everyone longs to have a healthy relationship with their family and friends with communication and understanding. However, we are also aware that there are bound to be frictions and conflicts in any human relationship. However, our families and friends still stick with us through thick and thin even when we are fighting or are angry with each other. Just like the roots of a tree support the body of the tree from damage, our family also supports us.
Consequently, you can also get a lovely roots tattoo design on your body like the one in the picture. The woman in the tattoo is surrounded by roots around her body giving her nutrition and helping her up when she is down.
Amazing Roots Tattoo Designs For Your Back
Normally, a tree back tattoo is quite elaborate and complex which encompasses the whole back. However, you can also opt for a more subtle and lovely design as can be seen in the picture above. Rather than following the usual tradition of deep roots tattoo with a tree, the wearer has gotten a simple roots tattoo with just the outlines of the roots visible from her neck down her spine to one side. If you find classic tattoo designs attractive, then you can definitely check out if this deep roots tattoo design works for you.
Cute And Quirky Roots Tattoo Designs
No matter how much we change, our families are always there to support our choices and share in our love and grief in addition to providing unconditional support. If you are someone who has always felt that kind of love with your family, then you may want to share those emotions through a wonderful deep roots tattoo. Rather than getting a traditional deep roots tattoo, you can also choose a more adorable design by adding flowers and a butterfly to make the design seem more cute.
As can be seen in the picture, the wearer has gotten a lovely deep roots tattoo where the leaves are blowing away but the foundation of the tree is still quite strong.
Vivid And Colourful Tree And Roots Tattoo
Most of the roots tattoos are monochromatic and black in colour that some tattoo artists add heavy shading effect to as well. However, if you are someone who has a joyful personality with a lot of friends, then you may want to add more colours to your tattoo. After all, who does not like a burst of bright colour in their body art? Consequently, you can also ask your tattoo artist to add different coloured ink to your tattoo to make it even more gorgeous. However, colourful tattoos take a lot of time to complete and they are comparatively more expensive as well. Therefore, you should decide your budget and availability before committing to get such a tattoo.
Roots Tattoos With Nordic Motifs
The Yggdrasil is an ancient and sacred tree in Norse mythology which has overarching branches and deep roots. Often known as the ‘Tree of Life’ in Norse mythology, the Yggdrasil is the main tree at the centre of the universe around which all the nine worlds exist.
Thus, if you are looking for a deep roots tattoo with a mythological interpretation behind it, you can choose this tattoo with heavy Nordic inspiration. If you are from a Nordic country or are a history buff who loves to read more about Vikings and their religions, then you might want to consider the Yggdrasil roots tattoo.
If you want to check out some more Viking tattoo ideas, here are some beautiful Viking Compass tattoo ideas that you can see.
Great Roots Tattoo Designs That Can Be Easily Placed Anywhere
A lot of tattoo designs are so particular and specific in nature that you cannot add them anywhere apart from some places on your body like shoulder, chest or back. However, you will not face that problem with roots tattoo designs as they are quite easy to place anywhere you like on your body. As can be seen in the picture, you can even place them on your leg – running from your calves down to your ankles and behind your foot as well.
If you are a fan of experimenting with your tattoos and having fun with the design and placement, then you can definitely place them on your neck, wrist, thigh or even behind your foot. You can even add a flower to the tattoo to make it more elegant and stunning even from a distance. A pine tree with roots tattoo would also look amazing on the back of your legs.
One of the most fashionable trends of 2021 has been to get meaningful and impactful tattoos that hold special significance for people. While some get tattoos to help themselves forget about pain and sadness, others use tattoos as a reminder to stay strong and be confident whenever they are in a difficult situation. Consequently, if you are looking for a tattoo that helps you reconnect with your past but also provide strength for the future, you should definitely get a tree roots tattoo.
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