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Girl Head Tattoos - Their Origin and Meaning

The Girl head tattoo is classic imagery in tattooing. It can have various meanings for different people. It can be an image of beauty, femininity, romance, a heroine, a muse, desire, independence, or good luck.

This style of tattoo dates to traditional sailor tattoos.

As the sailors were living at sea, it meant that they had to leave loved ones behind, such as wives or girlfriends. The tattoos were a reminder of who was waiting for them when they returned home. There are a few different ways that lady head tattoos are adopted now. One of the most popular designs is a gypsy ladies head. These designs have been inspired by the gypsy way of life and culture. These tattoos have traditionally honoured the travelling lifestyle of Romany gypsy life and taken the form of a woman's head.

The tattoos can have a deep meaning and symbolism or simply just pay respect to traditional tattooing. Aside from representing the Romany gypsy way of life and the freedom of travelling, these tattoos also symbolize luck, independence, good fortune, desire and living life. The female face or head has been the centre point of traditional renderings in the tattoo scene since the Jerry days.

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