Are you looking for a tattoo representing time and its importance in life? Then you have to check out these amazing clock tattoo design ideas!
A clock tattoo can have several meanings depending on the person getting the tattoo and their interpretation.
A clock tattoo is considered the most important representation of time. Since the clock tattoo represents time, it can also represent life and death, love, and even infinity.
If you search the internet for clock tattoo designs or ask your tattoo artist to show you some designs, you will find that many people add other symbols and objects to their clock tattoos. They add flowers, or mountains, or even a phrase or quote – all of which express how fast time flies. A clock tattoo also reminds people of the limited time they have on earth and how they should spend it with their loved ones, making the most of it.
So, if you are looking for a deep and meaningful tattoo that will convey your fascination and special relationship with time, then go ahead and choose one of the clock tattoo designs below.
Minimal clock tattoo designs for people who like their tattoos simple
If you are someone who subscribes to a minimal sense of style and aesthetics, a simple clock tattoo design will be a great choice for you. You can also ask your tattoo artist to show a clock tattoo sketch, if you want a truly timeless clock tattoo. You can also ask your artist to use the dotwork tattoo technique, also known as the hand tattoo style. A dot clock tattoo will look quite unique and distinct from other clock tattoos. If this tattoo is your first time, you may also be worried about how much pain you can take. In such a situation, a dot tattoo will be your safest bet as they hurt much less than a tattoo from a tattoo machine. Hand tattoos are also much less abrasive on the skin.
Vivid and colorful clock tattoos
If you are tired of the same old boring monochromatic tattoos, you can definitely add a splash of color to your clock tattoo. While most clock tattoo designs are black and gray in color, you can take inspiration from the image above and add a splash of colorful ink to your rose and clock tattoo. The wearer got an old fashioned clock design and turned it into a rose and clock tattoo. The wearer has also added Roman numerals to the tattoo. You can add color to traditional clock tattoos or an hourglass tattoo to make them more interesting as well.
If you are interested in the idea of a colorful floral clock tattoo, you should check out these amazing rose and clock tattoo designs right now!
Creative and original clock tattoo design
If you are looking for a really creative pocket watch tattoo, you will find a recurring image of a melting clock tattoo. This melting clock design is definitely one of the best clock tattoos you will find and it is also a perfect way to pay homage to the great painter Salvador Dali. This tattoo is inspired by the painting “The Persistence of Memory” by Dali who created a painting with a soft, curved watch that almost seemed to melt away. Dali created this painting to express the mastery of time over humanity and how humans were ruled and controlled by time. Therefore, if you are a huge fan of Dali’s works and are quite artistic yourself, this is an amazing clock tattoo design to ask for.
Half Sleeve Tattoo Ideas With Clock Tattoo Design
If you are a fan of large, intricate tattoo designs, you will love the half sleeve or full sleeve clock tattoo designs. When it comes to clock or watch tattoos, most men prefer half sleeve tattoos. They are basically shoulder tattoos for men that extend to the elbow and take up most of the forearm. A half sleeve clock tattoo will also give your tattoo artist enough space on your body to work with an elaborate design. So, you can add a birth clock tattoo design for your child and also add flowers or your child’s name to it. So, if you want to get a combination of several tattoos, a half sleeve tattoo will suit you.
Clock tattoo design perfect for travelers and wanderers
For wanderers and travelers who go on long arduous and time-consuming journeys on foot, by the sea or by plane, a clock and compass tattoo will be the best idea. This tattoo will represent the direction as well as the time the traveler spent away from home away from loved ones. Therefore, the compass will direct them to their home and the clock will be a constant reminder of the traveler’s love for his loved ones.
If you want to add other types of objects or figures to your clock tattoo, you can also check out a skull clock tattoo, or a number clock tattoo, an owl clock tattoo, a grandfather clock tattoo or even a heart clock tattoo design.
Ideas for clock tattoo design with flower pattern
A popular design for many clock tattoos is to add flowers to the clock. Similarly, you can also add any flower you like, such as a rose, daisy, orchid, lily, etc. All of these flowers represent unique values and characteristics and will add more depth to your clock tattoo. Adding roses to your clock tattoo will be a great choice because roses usually signify the love a person has for someone. Therefore, among the many types of tattoos based on clocks and watches, you can choose a floral clock tattoo as it will make your tattoo more special.
Easy to place clock tattoos anywhere
If you are confused about the perfect site for your clock tattoo where you can easily wear and display it, then you don’t have to worry at all. You can easily incorporate a beautiful watch or clock tattoo on your arm or other parts of your body. You can place it on your ankle, chest, thigh, hip, ribs or even on your hand. You can follow the example in the photo above and place the clock tattoo on your back. You can also add flowers to it to signify memory and its importance.
Therefore, if you are looking for clock tattoos for men, you can choose any design because they will all fit wonderfully no matter where you want to place them on your body.
Geometric and Abstract Clock Tattoo Designs
A clock tattoo can have a powerful meaning. It can symbolize how time flies, and it can also remind us of our first love, the first time we go on a trip. There are many different styles that you can use to make a beautiful clock tattoo. As can be seen in the photo above, the wearer has gotten a geometric and abstract clock tattoo with intricate designs and neat lines. This attention to detail from the artist definitely adds to the beauty of the tattoo.
Clock tattoo design that signifies a special day or time
If you are looking for clock tattoo designs that have deep and personal meaning, you can use a unique idea where the clock stops at a certain specific time. This broken clock tattoo can often represent life and death. After all, clocks are a symbol of endless love across infinity, as well as a stark reminder of our own mortality. This is why we often use the expression “time is up” to represent death. Therefore, if you want your clock tattoo to remind you of a certain tragic event, you can also draw the hands of the clock at a specific time to symbolize your sadness and grief.
On the contrary, you can also use this idea to symbolize a happy and fun time that you want to keep in your memory forever. New parents often use this clock tattoo idea to celebrate the birth of their child! Here are some more fantastic ideas for a birth clock tattoo if you want to know more.
Ideas for heavily shaded and nuanced clock tattoos for men
If you like fairly intricate, detailed and heavily shaded tattoos, you can ask your tattoo artist for a similar design for your clock tattoo. As you can see in the image above, the wearer has had a large and intricate piece of a clock tattooed with a heavy shadow in black and gray ink. The amazing shading work made the tattoo eye-catching and it will definitely impress people when they see it.
So if you have your heart set on a beautiful clock tattoo design, all you have to do is finalize the precise design and call your tattoo artist to schedule an appointment!
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