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Meanings of Tattoo Symbols and Designs that start with the letter O


Tattoo Designs & Symbols provides tattoo meanings, overviews and explanations of some of the most popular tattoo designs in the world today. The tattoo symbols & designs on this page all start with the letter O. Some of the most popular tattoo designs and symbols on this page include Om Tattoo Designs, Owl Tattoos, Orchid Flower Tattoos, Oni Mask Tattoos, Octopus Tattoos and Ouroboros Tattoos.

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Octopus tattoo meaningsOctopus Tattoos - If you're looking for a tattoo that covers a lot of symbolic territory, then the squid or octopus may well be the motif you're looking for. Naturally intelligent, creative and flexible, the octopus also acquires its mystique from the watery environment in which it lives. Add to that the octopus' chameleon-like ability to change its color, or disappear in a cloud of black ink when frightened or attacked and you have an enigmatic phantom of magic, wonder and transformation... more

Olympic Tattoos - Tattoos have of course, have long been used by many cultures around the world to ensure good luck and fortune and a propitious outcome. Olympic athletes in certain sports may get a tattoo that symbolizes excellence in their field, like sharks or dolphins for swimmers, or the equipment used in their sporting disciple. An excellent example is the number of... more

Om or Ohm tattoo symbol meaningsOm Tattoo Designs - (can also be spelled Aum, Ohm) is a mystical or sacred syllable in the Dharmic religions. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred exclamation to be uttered at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or previously to any prayer or mantra. The Mandukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable Om... more

Oni Mask tattoo designsOni Tattoos - In Japanese folk lore, the Oni is the demon associated with all kinds of evil and distressful emotions. These demons are said to lurk around the dying, rushing in to pull souls down to hell. In demon hierarchy, they are worse than the Tengu (the crow-like or long-nosed goblin mischief-maker), wreaking serious damage to humans and devastation to the land... more

Orchid tattoo designsOrchid Tattoos - Orchid - from the Greek 'orchis', meaning 'testicle' - is a natural symbol of sexuality and procreation, especially among those who choose it as a tattoo design. But the more traditional associations of the orchid are love, luxury, beauty and strength.... more

Oriental shorthair cat tattoosOriental Shorthair Cat Tattoos - Oriental Shorthairs are intelligent, social animals who bond very closely to their people. They are inquisitive, friendly, emotional, demanding and often quite vocal. They will depend and trust you forever if you love and take care of them. Purr can be extremely loud when happy. Amazing cat to have if you want a loving, friendly, and social cat... more

Osprey tattoosOsprey Tattoos - The Osprey, or 'sea hawk', also called, 'fish hawk', has long proved a puzzle for taxonomists. It has been included as both the largest of the hawks, with a wingspan of nearly six feet, and listed as a separate species alongside hawks and eagles. There are four recognized sub-species, except that they are not genetically distinct. As the name 'sea hawk' implies, the osprey's diet is almost exclusively fish (up to 99%)... more

Otter tattoosOtter Tattoos - A romp of otters - that's how one refers to a group of these smart, playful, fun-loving and energetic aquatic mammals. Related to weasels, stoats, minks and wolverines, they can be found on all continents, with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Helpful and happy to share with members of its romp, the otter stands as a shining example of a species that's faithful to its kind... more


Ouroboros - The Serpent biting its own tail, is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt. From there it moved to the Phoenicians and then to the Greeks, who called it the Ouroboros, which means devouring its tail.

The serpent biting its tail is found in other cultural mythologies as well, including Norse myth, where the serpent's name is Jörmungandr, and in Hindu, where the dragon circles the tortoise which supports the four elephants that... more


Owl symbolsOwl Tattoos - As birds of the night and birds of prey, the owl has been associated with psychic powers, the "angel of death," and the goddess of night. Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology all have owls as representatives of spiritual influence. Hinduism uses the owl as a symbol of cosmic spirituality as well.

Native American religions and shaman priests have placed numerous spiritual associations upon the owl. The Cree believed that the whistles of the Boreal Owl was a call to the spirit world...


Ox symbolsOx Tattoos - The Ox and the Bull are two popular tattoo symbols, and it's important to understand the similarities and the differences between the two. Both the ox and the bull are male bovine mammals, or cattle. The ox is an adult castrated bull and is used primarily as a draft animal. A bull is an uncastrated adult male that is used to breed with a herd of cows to produce more cattle... more


Year of the Ox tattoo designsOx (or Water Buffalo Chinese Zodiac Symbol)
Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser. See all 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac here

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