Keys and locks are familiar daily tools with most of us yet we hardly know the true meaning of them. Acknowledging the deep sense of these 2 tools, tattoo-ers are now considering lock and key tattoos as one of their popular and favorite tattoo designs. In this article, I would like to give those, who haven’t known about the story of these 2 tools yet, a closer look to let them understand why this tattoo idea is such a phenomenon.
It’s undeniable that these tattoos are the most unexplained tattoo design that is ever created in the tattoo community and it is used amongst lovers, friends: one tattoo the lock on his/her skin, the other one has the key tattoo. It means that only the person who bears the key tattoo can unlock its matched lock, you can see it under the view that they are meant for each other, they are born to be together, no one can live without the other person. It’s very romantic and stands for something that is long-lasting, stable through the time’s challenge. These two individual are connected by an invisible bond that neither other people nor other factors can break that bond.
If you tattoo the lock and the key on your body, it has a different meaning. It’s a sign, which shows that you need the independence so much, you want to free yourself from the misery past or the pain you are suffering inside. Apart from this sense, having someone’s name tattooed on the key or lock implying that person means the world to you and in your sub-consciousness, you always want to protect that person.
Having a deep look at the lock and key tattoos, we can see that there is a variety in its style and design. It depends on whether you are a man or a woman. In the case of men, they should choose a simple design of key or lock. The same goes with women yet they can decorate some ribbons, stylized heart, flowers around the lock and key in order to have some “feminine” factor in their tattoo.
No matter what the real reason that makes you choose these tattoos is, they still worth the price and always inspire your spirit in a way that you never know.