Rich with spiritual meaning a Hamsa Tattoo is a great tattoo to have on your skin as you journey through life. The ‘Hand of God’ that the Hamsa shape symbolizes has been around in the Middle East since the ancient times. Today it has become a powerful and intricate tattoo design idea. Many Hamsa tattoos come with a beautiful eye set at the center of the design, and this eye stands for inner vision and understanding. Hamsa tattoos are meant to protect and guide you as you go along life’s way.
The basic shape of a Hamsa is a hand with the palm showing. It is this base design that is filled with an amazing variety of intricate details and patterns. Often tattoo artists go for strong designs inked in flowing black lines and ornamental shapes to make a single colored Hamsa tattoo. While gray and black are the usual shades used in the design to let the strong patterns be clearly seen, a touch of color is also sometimes used. You may see Hamsa tattoos in which some areas of the palm in the design are touched up with shades of blue or red. Many of these beautiful tattoo designs also use elaborate framed borders, shapes of fish and other creatures, and vines to make up the interior patterns. Others keep the look simple with a hand outline with an eye inked into the design. You can also see delicate ornate patterns drawn along the outer edges of a Hamsa tattoo giving it a unique and rich look. Hamsa tattoos come with the ancient wisdom of Middle Eastern cultures, and open up creative and artistic design ideas for tattoo artists.
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