Horse Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
Horses have played a very important role in our history. For centuries before cars and planes existed, we depended on the horse as our main means of transportation. Horses have been a tamed species for about 10,000 years. Ancient cultures all over the world used horses as their means to get around. Even in the United States, it wasn’t until the early 1900’s that horses lost their reign as the main source of our transportation needs. With the horse being such an important animal in our history, you can imagine there are some amazing horse tattoo designs.
Horse tattoos are a symbol of grace, stamina, and strength. One of the most common types of horse tattoos are the black stallion, also known as the Arabian horse. As Arabian horses are very protective of their owners, this type of tattoo is a symbol of protection. This type of horse is also a symbol of free spirit.
Tattoos featuring the horse in action also make for great horse tattoo designs. The first thing that probably comes to mind of a horse in action is the race horse. There have been many famous race horses, and getting one of them inked on your body can show you are a winner. A race horse is also a symbol for speed.
Some other horse tattoo designs include a warrior riding off to battle, a horse pulling a Roman chariot, or simply a horse running free.
The centaur is a mythological creature that was half man, half horse. Centaurs are thought to be the perfect match of nature (horse) and civilization (man). This type of tattoo design can be used to show duality.
The unicorn is another mythical horse-like creature. Unicorn tattoos are more popular with women. A unicorn racing towards a rainbow is a popular choice of tattoo.
If you love riding horses, betting on racehorses, or just appreciate the history that horses have played in our society, you may consider getting a horse tattoo design. You will not only be expressing your fondness for these creatures, but to nature and all its beauty as a whole.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here is a small gallery of pictures of horse tattoo designs:
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