Oak Tattoo Meanings

The drawing of an oak is considered to be the symbol of strengths, durability, courage and recovery. Men prefer to ink oak tattoos more than women. Ancient people used to believe that acorns were strong talismans, they put oak branches inside their habitations to gain protection from evil spirits.

Acorn drawings are found on many of Greek statues of Artemis. She was the Goddess of hunting and an acorn gave her luck in this area.

oak and acorn tattoo

tattoo by by aemonson

full back oak tree tattoo by Liana Joy

by Liana Joy

geometric oak tattoo

by brie_rawlings_tattooist

realistic oak by iwan-yug

by iwan-yug

green oak tattoo

by Alice Bandicoot

musical oak tattoo

by Milyaev Alexey

dotwork oak by Henbohenning

by Henbohenning

Ancient Romans used to admire such traits as strengths and power considering them to be one of the most important virtues. That’s why they used to make rings, necklaces and bracelets inlaid with symbols of oak. In Celtic culture branches and acorns of this mighty tree was associated with fertility and immortality. The one who had the image of an oak tree had been followed by prosperity and never-ending spiritual energy.

oak tattoo sleeve

tattoo by Vlad Beard

blackwork oak tattoo

by Artemy Neumoin

graphic oak tattoo by Ryan Bray

by Ryan Bray

In England, accessories with acorns had been very precious gifts because they were aimed to give their owners a long and happy life. People used to were oak seeds like necklaces which brought them loads of good luck. In a lot of old family emblems of the Medieval period, oaks are found. They served as a symbol of honor, ancient family roots, and respectful social status. Clothes of dukes and another nobility were decorated with images of oaks and acorns as a symbol of  their undoubtful right as rulers based on centuries-long heritage.

lucky oak

by Aleksandra Dobra

Tattoo leaf oak

Tattoo by Marla Moon

caorn tattoo by Rusel Topko

tattoo by Rusel Topko

Nowadays there still remains an oaks admiration as a symbol of masculine strengths. These beliefs are based on the impressive capability of a tiny acorn being strong enough to give birth to such a gigantic tree. Any of this interpretation can become your own oak tattoo meaning.

oak tattoo on chest by ruutattoo

by @ruutattoo

Ember Oak Tattoo Sleeve

by Markus Lenhard

Creative framed tattoo, also

by Oak Adams

oak tattoo on shoulder by Chapter One Tattoo

by Chapter One Tattoo

Men know what an oak tattoo stands for, that’s why they chose it. However, sometimes girl oak tattoo designs are found mainly as a symbol of fertility and luck. But you are just obliged to have one oak tattoo on your body as it is really capable of improving your life significantly.

little tattoo acorn dotwork

Tattoo by Anna Neudecker

wolf and acorn tattoo by pooka

by pooka

bloody acorn tattoo by Alexander Masom

tattoo by Alexander Masom

window and oak tree tattoo by Brian Woo

by Brian Woo

couple oak tattoos by Ray Alexander

by Ray Alexander

women oak tattoo by mctarded

by @mctarded

oak tree by Justin Walker

by Justin Walker

back oack tattoo by Robin Kodial

by Robin Kodial

neo traditional acorn tattoo by pooka

tattoo by pooka

dotwork acorn by sashakatuna

by sashakatuna

Memorial oak tree tattoo

by Jimmy Munkaspeni


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