Cherry fruits have strong fertility symbolism with their deep red, ripe juicy fruits. They also represent chastity and purity, when the fruit ripens on the tree. However, once a cherry is plucked stands for loss of innocence and virtue. Cherries are also said to resemble a lover’s lips, hence have had a strong erotic connection. In both Japan and China, cherry has a strong cultural symbolism. A cherry surrounded in flames stands for unquenchable desire, passion and not to forget lust.
Nautical star tattoo designs are one of the most masculine design among the star tattoos. They have been very popular among the sailors, who got them made as a talisman for guidance and protection. A nautical star is a five pointed star, where the points are split in half and are filled with an alternating color, normally in black-red or black-white combination. In Ireland nautical star tattoos are also a symbol of good health. It is one of the old Pagan symbol, which is found in some of the Irish hospitals. They have also become very popular among the gay and lesbian community. A number of gay and lesbian people get nautical star tattooed on their wrist as a mark of their disposition. It is also one of the popular punk rock tattoo design.
Pin up girl tattoos is a tattoo design of a woman, whose physical attractiveness would entice a person. Normally they were images of celebrities, who were considered sex symbols. One of the earliest popular pin-up girl was Betty Grable. There were other artwork, which were actually idealized versions of what some thought as particularly beautiful or attractive a woman should look like.
Small heart tattoos have been very popular with tattoo lovers, who want to express their love in a symbolic way. There is a huge variety of heart tattoo designs, from which you can choose from. The most common ones include Celtic heart tattoos, broken heart tattoos, pierced heart tattoos, locked heart tattoos, flaming heart tattoo, and not to forget the sacred heart tattoos. There is a wide range of emotions, that can be depicted with the heart tattoo designs, which includes faith, love, sadness, etc.