20 Lucky Horseshoe Tattoos
Luck and superstition are significant part of ones life, even if you don't believe in them yourself you can rarely escape the reach of there associated beliefs. We all have that one friend who carries a lucky bracelet or charm, that one relative who always has to wear something red. No matter who you are luck and superstition is not something you are unfamilair with, even if we don't mean it we will wish someone luck on their venutres, we will avoid breaking a mirror or walking under a ladder.
The concept and belief of good and bad luck likewise holds a strong presence in tattooing. It is a common practice for people to get a tattoo as a symbol of luck or bringer of good fortune, I myself have my lucky number tattooed on my wrist, though there are plenty of other options for a lucky tattoo. A horseshoe perhaps?...
A traditonal symbol and amulet of luck the horseshoe rose to prominence in the Roman Empire, and its 'U' shape was believed to hold of evil! The shape has further been associated with a cresent moon and fetility. More recent traditions have seen horseshoes hung above doorways to protect a home. An upwards facing horseshoe is believed to hold good look and a downward facing horseshoe drains of bad luck. In tattooing horseshoes are frequently accompanied by a banner and the word 'Lucky' or on occassions other symbols of luck like a shamrock.
Take a look at these twenty lucky horseshoe tattoos and see which one will be your bringer of good fortune...
Recent from Tattoo Ideas
Now of course we couldn't talk about horseshoe tattoos without reference to the most famous of them all. At first glance Scarlett Johansson's tattoo looks crudely done and well, not all that brilliant, but it is completely intentional. Parisian artist Fuzi Ubtpk specializes in street art and tattooing and has developed a seld-described 'ignorant style' which strays from the traditional composed and bold tattoos we are used to! Clearly Scarlett is a fan and her horseshoe tattoo the result!!