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Lighting the Darkness Within: Candle Tattoos

Lighting the Darkness Within: Candle Tattoos
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

They've set our hearts are aflame and now we've got a burning desire for these incredible candle tattoos.

Sometimes we listen to the song Burning Desire by Lana Del Rey on repeat because it's so sexy, and so on point. To burn, to yearn, to desire something so badly...it can hella hurt in a real good way. The candle tattoos show the light within, but what does your light shine for? What would your candle tattoo mean to you?

Kitty and candles tattoo by Kelly Violence #KellyViolence #candletattoos #blackwork #cat #books #darkart #candles #symbols #sigil #kitty #petportrait #light #flame #mementomori #moon #illustrative
The light of death. Tattoo by Ick Abrams #ickabrams #candletattoos #color #neotraditional #candle #light #flame #skull #death #leaves #nature
Candle tattoo by Baam krr #Baam #baamkrr #candletattoos #color #realism #realistic #illustrative #candle #flame #gold #filigree #light #candlestick

In Laura Esquivel's book 'Like Water for Chocolate' she says, “Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle would be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it. Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul. That fire, in short, is its food. If one doesn't find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be lighted.” 

Candle tattoo by Kimsany #Kimsany #candletattoos #blackandgrey #illustrative #realism #realistic #flame #candle #light #candlestick #metal #chrome
When the flame of life gets snuffed. Tattoo by Lara Scotton #larascotton #candletattoos #blackandgrey #illustrative #darkart #candle #flame #light #skull #death
Cute light o my life. Tattoo by Karina Marchant #KarinaMarchant #candletattoos #color #newschool #traditional #mashup #candle #flame #fire #light #sparkle #stars #rose #daisy #flowers #floral #cute #leaves #nature

This beautiful sentiment may be shared by some of those with candle tattoos. What's interesting is that a few of the tattoos in this collection include skulls...perhaps the flame of the candle represents life, and as soon as it is blown out, life ends. Tattoos may have meanings or they may not...but we always hope they are beautiful embodiments of this incredible art form. Hopefully this candle tattoos collection will inspire you. Let your light shine bright.

Surreal candle bb's. Tattoo by Dane Nicklas #DaneNicklas #tenderbrusselsprouts #color #illustrative #popart #surreal #candle #portrait #faces #eyes #light #strange #flame #light
Lady and the light. Tattoo by Tyler Abner #tylerabner #candletattoos #blackandgrey #traditional #light #candle #flame #lady #pinup
Ram of darkness, ram of light. Tattoo by Scott Move #ScottMove #candletattoos #blackandgrey #darkart #illustrative #neotraditional #ram #goathead #goat #horns #candle #light #flame
Burning from both ends. Tattoo by Tine Defiore #TineDefiore #candletattoos #illustrative #flame #light #candle #burning #linework

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