20 Stylish Lock And Key Tattoos

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If you are looking for an elegant little tattoo with endless meaning and symbolism then the lock and key is a sure way to go.

Perhaps more apparent among women the lock and key is by no means a gender specific tattoo, and has actually become a common 'couples' tattoo, largely due to the old cliche of holding the key to your love's heart and all that. Still, it's arguably a better option than getting matching tattoos for if ever the worst happens your lock or key can still look cool even without its other half.

As a tattoo the lock and key primarily represents freedom, security, eternal love, change, keepsake, value and a new beginning with the locking away of old feelings and hurt from past experiences. Therefore aside from being a lovely romantic tattoo the lock and key is also a good way to get over a broken heart! So whether you're getting a stylish tattoo to celebrate your love or a piece of body art to heal your damaged soul the lock and key is a solid way to go, here's twenty lock and key tattoos for your viewing pleasure!

Abstract key by Ondrash Tattoo
Abstract key by Ondrash Tattoo
Delicate lock and key by Colchester Body Arts
Delicate lock and key by Colchester Body Arts
Little bird and key by Dark Art Tattoo
Little bird and key by Dark Art Tattoo
Bold lock and key by Marked For Life
Bold lock and key by Marked For Life

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