The wave tattoo can be linked to the love of the sea by surfers, sailors, biologists and so on. It can represent an important, unforgettable place, or even be a tribute to someone who loved the sea and its meaning goes far beyond love for the ocean. They are also associated with freedom, power, strength, power, and can mean constant change.

Nature reminds us that we have no control over life. The wave represents constant movement and symbolizes the need to move forward. When drawings of crashing waves or rough seas are depicted, it can mean that the person is going through or has gone through a very troubled time in their life.

In Maori culture, among inhabitants of islands or coastal regions, the wave tattoo is a representation of something that is part of everyday life. The sea is sacred, as it is where you earn your livelihood, and for this reason tattooing is a way of showing respect for the sea and its power.

A very popular wave image is “The Great Wave of Kanagawa”, better known as “The Wave”, which is a woodcut work by the Japanese master Hokusai. In this work, the artist's best known, an enormous wave is shown that threatens a fishing boat, in Kanagawa Prefecture, with Mount Fuji in the background.


Meaning of Wave Tattoo:

  • Ocean
  • Water
  • winds
  • Sea
  • Force
  • power
  • Power
  • Constant change
  • passion for nature
  • Break
  • Renovation
  • Danger
  • moody
  • Life
  • Emotion

See some images of tattoos with Waves:

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