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35 Scientific Atomic Tattoo Designs & Meanings – Secrets of The Universe (2017)

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There are many categories and designs of tattoos. They are all inspired by life and its elements. Others are inspired by animals, or anything else. Some of the most unique and rare tattoos available are the atomic tattoos. These tattoos are basically the design of atoms, which are designed in different forms.

They have had a different approach over the years. Some relate them to the tattoos that were applied back during the world war II. Those tattoos were applied on people with a special blood group. Others applied them to relate them with the atomic bomb.

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Meaning

The real meaning of these tattoos has changed and basically, they have nothing to do with the atomic bomb. They are basically applied by the lovers of science. The meaning might vary, in relation to the wearer.

Normally, the atoms will rotate and move randomly around a nucleus. For that matter, these tattoos can be used to show the free will of a person. They might also be used to symbolize freedom or liberty. It could be liberty in any area of the person’s life.

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The motive of the wearer could be to send a message to the authorities. 

They can also be used to symbolize the flexibility and the easy movement from one place to another. This might also mean that the person can easily change their way of life or that they are willing to adapt a new course in life.

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

The tattoos are used by the geniuses to show their love for science. They may have the tattoo applied with more details to show their true passion for it. They could also have the tattoo applied, then have some words applied as well. The words will contain a certain message that will be aimed at the public.

It could also be words of motivation to the wearer. Either way, this helps to show the desire and love of science by the wearer. 

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Still, there are some who will apply the tattoo for the love of the art. These tattoos tend to be super elegant in the display. This is because they can take any form of style. They can be applied with different colors, giving them a strong aesthetic aspect. 

There are others who will basically apply these tattoos for love. For instance, a lady can apply it because the boyfriend is a scientist. Here, the two can also apply the same exact design of the atom tattoo and place it in the same area. 

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Placement 

Since these tattoos are unique, they will have specific areas that they will be applied. The application and placement of these tattoos follow the same rule of any other tattoo. You should apply the tattoo in the appropriate place. Technically, the choice of placement will be in relation to the size of the tattoo.

The size will be made of the components of that tattoo. The details of the tattoos are what will determine if the tattoo will be big or not. 

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If the tattoo is big and needs a bigger area, you will want to choose the back, the side, the chest area or the thighs. For the men, the upper arm is the best place to apply the tattoo and it will appear elegant, since they have a bigger upper arm.

You can also have smaller selections of the tattoos applied on the wrist, the hand, the knuckles and the back of the year. Always ensure that you choose the right place to apply the tattoo.


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Types of atomic tattoos

When it comes to the type, these tattoos will have a bigger approach. They will come in different forms and style. Here is a look at the common atom tattoos that you might love:

  • Silicon tattoos

This tattoo is basically borrowed from the chemical element, Silicon. This element has 14 atoms and it is a major element in science. You can have this tattoo applied with elegance, giving you a perfect design. The tattoo can have a hidden meaning, or it could basically be applied for the love of the art.

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Either way, ensure that your tattooist knows how to apply the tattoo.

  • Nucleus with empty atom path tattoo

You can have the nucleus being surrounded by the atom paths. Nonetheless, the atomic path will be empty without the atoms. This might be used to show that there is something major missing in the life of a person. This can also be used for those who do not get the exact meaning or importance of the atoms.

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atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

This is a basic tattoo that is meant to show that the person has a deep love for science. It can be designed with a heart replacing the nucleus, which will still have the atoms surrounding it.

  • Atom path and nucleus with the atoms outside

This can be used to show that there are some vital things that are within the surrounding of the person. It could show that these factors are only, but a matter of time in order to be accomplished. It could also be used to show that there are certain barriers in the life of the person.

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  • A complete atom network tattoo

This will contain several atom paths revolving around a nucleus and there will be several atoms along the paths. This can be used to show that the life of a person is complete and that the person feels that they are contended with their life.

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atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

atomic tattoos

  • Atoms without nucleus tattoo 

These tattoos could be used to show that the person is not under any rule. It is mostly used by people who want to carry out things their way. For that, it will mean that the person is independent. It can have other negative meanings, but all will depend on the bearer.

  • Tribal atomic designs 

These are tattoos that will take a different meaning. This is because it will contain specific designs from different cultures. This will be blended with the atomic design to make it look amazing.

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Whichever style you choose, always ensure that you understand the real meaning of the tattoo that you apply. Also, ensure that you choose perfect symbol and/or color blend that will go along with the tattoo.

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