Rainbow Tattoos – Meanings Behind The Colors

rainbow tattoo meaning

People often refer to rainbow tattoos as girly and sugary and we don’t see many men with rainbow color tattoos. It seems we’re all missing the beautiful and complex message which rainbows actually carrying.

The rainbow is an extraordinary natural phenomenon. People often misunderstand its significance. Appearing after rain on a sunny day, the rainbow is the optical refraction of light. It’s a result of the change of the direction of light waves. The so-called white light consists of the 7 colors of the rainbow spectrum.

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Rainbow tattoos and their symbolism

The rainbow has been provoking our imagination for centuries and so it’s loaded with many symbolic meanings. The rainbow is a sign of transformation and change. Having the shape of a bridge, this is the meaning when looking at it as a religious symbol. Also, with its colors only visible in special circumstances, it is a symbol of creation and connection.

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The colors of the rainbow tattoos

We associate the colors of the rainbow with the colors of aura in eastern mystical practices. Our bodies have their own colors and depending on our personal and spiritual growth these colors are changing. The rainbow colours also mark the colors of the seven chakras. We bet you’ve seen many colourful mandalas.

Speaking only about the colours within a rainbow, every one of them carries a different meaning. The warm colors speak of passion, creativity and strong emotions. With the cold colors, such as blue, purple and indigo meaning self-consciousness, wisdom and higher cognition.

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The rainbow will look great on your skin

The beautiful meaning of the rainbow is not its sole advantage. Rainbow tattoos are bright, joyful and pleasing to the eye. You could have a watercolor design, something with bold colours or maybe something more decorative. The rainbow tattoo will be always trendy thanks to its universal message.

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