Tattoo Designs That Mean Hope

Hope tattoos are one of the most special and powerful ways to get yourself and those closest to you through tough times. They inspire you when you’re down and are a permanent reminder that even the darkest days will pass and go beyond great artwork.

Pictures and Drawings

Because of how personal and meaningful hope tattoo designs are they come in a variety of shapes and sizes and often incorporate symbols that are added to the word itself.

Religious iconography is at the heart of these graphics — doves, the crucifix and a range of complex Celtic crosses are all very popular hope symbols that people build into their designs.

There are also symbols from Norse mythology, the Ancient world and Asian culture that can be beautiful expressions of the concept. The 8-pointed star is a beautiful example of hope, as is the Celtic symbol of interlocked links around an infinite circle.

While it is valuable to start your design search with common symbols, you can also turn to literature or music to find hope. People often use symbols that only mean something to them — there really is no right answer when it comes to a piece that reminds you there is always hope.