Lightning has a few meanings, usually associated with nature phenomena or powerful forces, like something spiritual or related to a God.

In ancient mythology, the power of lightning is associated with the gods Jupiter or Zeus. According to legend, lightning symbolizes the infinite power of the supreme god and is a manifestation that strikes holy things. This lightning has some dualities such as destruction/creation, life/death, and heaven/earth.

The lightning symbology together with images of clouds Dark and thunderous lightning is associated with fear, chaos in the world, and violent forces. Lightning, on the other hand, can refer to spiritual matters, clarification of personal problems, power, speed, or determination.

In Christianity, lightning is accompanied by thunder, but with different meanings. The lightning would be the writing of God's words in the sky and the thunder would be His powerful voice.

Within pop culture, there are some personalities that are represented or remembered by lightning, such as the singer David Bowie and the superheroes Flash and Shazam, very much honored in tattoos by fans.


Meaning of Lightning Tattoo:

  • Bad Weather
  • Chaos
  • Storm
  • Fear
  • Powerful Forces
  • God
  • Violent Force
  • Spirituality
  • Power
  • Determination
  • Zeus
  • Infinite Power
  • Destruction
  • Creation


See some images of tattoos with lightning:

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