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The peace sign is circular in form with three prongs that face downwards enclosed in it. The symbol has been widely used for many years in demonstrations against wars. Today's peace sign has originated from the anti-nuclear symbol designed in Britain in the year 1958. Soon after its usage as the anti-nuclear symbol, the peace sign gained popularity and was used in movements and protests that followed. This peace sign symbol is not subject to copyright and it can therefore, be used by anybody. Let us find some useful information about meaning, usage, history, etc.

Tattoos
The tattoos are markings made on the body with the help of indelible ink. This kind of body art is therefore, used for decorative purpose in human beings; in animals these markings prove to useful in identification. The art of tattooing which has its origin in Eurasia, has spread across the globe and today, it is being practiced worldwide. This art was practiced from the Neolithic times. In Japan, the indigenous people called 'Ainu' made use of facial tattoos. In Japanese language, 'irezumi' is the word used for the term tattooing, which means 'insertion of ink'.

Peace Sign Tattoos

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There are many peace sign tattoo designs one can make use of. The wrists, hips, stomach and feet are the body parts generally used to sport a tattoo. One can choose from the various peace sign tattoo ideas ranging from simple tattoos without much decorations to the bold and jazzy stuff. The peace tattoos are used in many different patterns and color schemes. For example, a tattoo made on the wrist can be in a plain, single color. These tattoos are also made on the ankle. You can add a few more shades of colors to the tattoo if you want to make it catchy.

Even a simple design of peace tattoo can be made to look catchy and interesting by painting/drawing it in different forms. One can experiment with the color combination, shape and also think about adding effects to the original design of peace tattoo. The tattoos can also be enclosed in other pictures to give them a slightly different look. Some tattoos are created with a 3D effect which make them appear to be raised on the surface. The tattoos imprinted on wrists with the design of melting rainbow colors are of common usage. The design with a rose vine wrapping around the peace symbol also looks beautiful. The yin and yang symbols which are in vogue these days, can be merged with these tattoos to create an innovative and completely new tattoo design. Another idea that one can implement in designing these tattoos is that of drawing the outline against different backgrounds. For example, you can draw an outline of the peace sign tattoo on your wrist without filling any color. By doing this, you are automatically painting the tattoo in your skin color. You can also fill colors associated with your national flag within such outlines. An image of your favorite cartoon character holding the peace sign can also be the subject of tattoo designs. Apart from elaborating on the peace sign design, one can think of merging it in other shapes and patterns. For example, the peace sign can be merged with the image of a dove. The vertical and oblique lines of the peace sign can be replaced with olive branches.

If one is thinking about having peace tattoos on feet, he/she should first understand that foot tattoos cause more pain than other tattoos. This is because the absence of muscles between foot bones and skin inflicts much more pain than tattoos on other parts of the body.

Peace Sign Tattoos for Girls
The important thing to be considered while designing tattoos for girls is giving them a feminine and elegant look. Girls can incorporate items like flowers, vines, etc. in their peace tattoo designs. Tattoos painted on the hip are popular amongst girls. The tattoos for girls need to be stylish and one should have the know how of understanding which design merges well with the tattoo in order to make a fashion statement. These tattoos should have the elegance seen in angel tattoos for women. Nowadays, the tribal peace tattoos also are in fashion for the different looks offered by them.

History of the Peace Sign
The variants of peace sign have different meanings associated with them. During the reign of emperor Nero, the peace sign as we see it today, was actually associated with war and despair. It is also speculated that Germanic tribes used this sign for performing Black Magic. Today, along with peace, the sign is also associated with freedom. As per popular explanations regarding its origins, the peace symbol was created by Gerald Herbert Holtom, a member of 'Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War'. Mr. Holtom created this symbol on 21st February, 1958.

Imprinting peace sign tattoos on the body is a nice way to 'exhibit' your concern for peace in today's unstable atmosphere. You can try out various combinations and variants of peace sign tattoo designs presented in the article.