20 Pretty Merry-Go-Round Tattoos
An old childhood memory, perhaps from a perfect day at funfair? Merry-go-round tattoos are spreading feminine tattoos these days... Not that boys hate carousels (the other name of this wooden roundabout) but the designs of the horses adorned with ribbons, jewels, flowers and feathers are more often coveted by ladies. If the horse tattoo has got many meanings, the merry-go-round horse is associated with joy, childhood, family (a parent or grandparent who used to take you to the funfair for your birthday or holidays), insouciance and innocence (even if indeed tattoo designs can be twisted with some funny pop culture references). Usually, vintage carousel tattoos are colorful, full of beautiful details. The horse can be calmly galloping or sometimes kicking out to free itself from the pole and the merry-go-round. As the carousel has got also a deeper meaning: it is life indeed, and one could say a very boring vision of life, always turning and turning, following the other horses with that permanent music. So breaking out horses are a symbol of freedom, nonconformism and a new life. Cute yeah, but also strong: those wooden horses are more solid and badass that you could imagine!
These 20 joyful merry-go-round tattoos could give you staggers, but don't be afraid to take a ticket and enjoy the ride!