10 Lovely Lock & Key Tattoos

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The Lock & Key creates nice and timeless tattoos to wear alone or share with a lover. Get some inspiration with these lock and key tattoos!

Beautiful crimson Lock & Key Tattoo by Tim Kern
Beautiful crimson Lock & Key Tattoo by Tim Kern

The Lock and Key tattoo represents security.

Bright & Bold traditional lock & Key Tattoo from unknown artist.
Bright & Bold traditional lock & Key Tattoo from unknown artist.

It can mean different kinds of security, depending on the person who's getting it. Lovers usually get them as a matching tattoo to symbolize their commitment to each other.

Check out this realistic antique lock & key by unknown artist.
Check out this realistic antique lock & key by unknown artist.

The expression "Under Lock & Key" was used as early as the 1500s. It means that something is locked up securely. For example, "He keeps all his gold under the lock & key".

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Beautiful matching lock and key tattoo
Beautiful matching lock and key tattoo

The classic craftsmanship of the lock & key, with filligrees and ornate designs, make for beautiful tattoo subjects.

Don't know how to feel about this piercing if it was real... nevertheless, a beautifully executed tattoo!
Don't know how to feel about this piercing if it was real... nevertheless, a beautifully executed tattoo!
Lock & Key Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara
Lock & Key Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara

Ever get the euphoric feeling of unlocking something mysterious?!

Here's another design approach for the lock & key! Simple & witty.
Here's another design approach for the lock & key! Simple & witty.
Check out this sensual traditional Lock & Key Tattoo to explain just that!
Check out this sensual traditional Lock & Key Tattoo to explain just that!

In other expressions, "Lock & Key" was also used to mention the performance of a sexual act discreetly. For example, "'Bro, I got the Lock & key from my girl last night!"

There are lots of ways to personalize your very own lock & key tattoo design.

This tattoo has the initials "C" & "K" incorporated somewhere. Can you spot them?
This tattoo has the initials "C" & "K" incorporated somewhere. Can you spot them?
Perfect placement for an awesome tattoo!
Perfect placement for an awesome tattoo!

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