75+ Positive Arrow Tattoo Designs & Meanings – Good Choice for 2020

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Arrow tattoo is one of the most popular designs in tattoo art. It is also the most preferred design for tattoo enthusiasts since a long time. These tattoo designs are very simple, which is the biggest plus point of these designs. Therefore, this tattoo is a good choice for first timers as well.

Designing these types of tattoos cost you very less money. Pain and time involved in designing these tattoos is also very less. Though these tattoos are very simple, it does not mean that these are not attractive.

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Arrow type tattoos are highly attractive, so most men and women consider it as the best tattoo option for them.

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Arrow type tattoo designs can be done in small or big size. It can also be placed in any location on your body. The location is decided on the basis of the size of the tattoo. Above all, these types of tattoos come with a symbolic meaning, which makes it highly preferable for the tattoo lovers.


Meaning of Arrow Tattoos

Just like all other tattoo designs, arrow tattoos also have symbolic meaning. You must be aware of these meanings before you design your body with an arrow. According to the culture of Native Americans, arrow is considered as the weapon for hunting and protection.

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Arrows are used for safeguarding the family and it is a provision of food as well. The Native American culture further says that, two crossed arrows reflect friendship. Therefore, this is the most popular symbol in arrow art designs. Different types of arrow designs represent different things.

However, the basic meaning of this tattoo design is positive.


Arrow represents moving forward even the path is constrained by bow, which stands for struggle in your life. When you pull the bow back, arrow gets released from the bow. In short, bow propels the arrow forward and helps to seek a better thing in life.

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Arrow stands for achievements of your goals in your life. You can achieve great things in your life when you overcome all hardships. Arrow also stands for love because it is the weapon of Cupid, who uses it for getting attraction of lovers. In zodiac sign, arrow and bow is the symbol of astrological sign, Sagittarius.

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Arrow also represents the symbol of power, strength, masculinity and sense of direction. Whatever may be the circumstances, arrow moves only forward direction. Arrow never looks back.

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Arrow tattoos are formed by creating simple lines, which are designed mostly in black. However, you can also select different colors, if you like. The place of these types of tattoos is determined by the size.

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If you select a small sized arrow, you can design it on your finger, ankle, or wrist. Medium sized arrows can be placed on your leg, thigh, arm, chest, shoulder, back or side.

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Types of Arrow Tattoos

There are different types of arrow tattoos. You can select one based on its deeper meaning and aesthetic value. Some of the popular arrow type tattoo designs are:

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  • Single Arrow

This is one of the most widely used designs in arrow tattoos. In a common symbolism, the solitary arrow points towards a direction. Protection from negative forces and evil is the other meaning of a single arrow.


  • Two Arrows

As mentioned earlier, two arrows that cross each other reveal friendship. These arrows can be used as a matching tattoo with the best friend of a person. If the two arrows point away from each other, the meaning of this symbol is war.

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  • Broken Arrow

People craft their body with a broken arrow, which is also very popular. Peacemaking is the meaning of a broken arrow.


  • A Bundle of Arrows

Designing body with a bundle of multiple arrows is also very common. Usually, there will be five arrows in a bundle. The arrows bundled together describe the unity and strength. If there is only a single arrow, it can break very easily. But, it is very hard to break a bundle of arrows.

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Some people prefer to craft other elements such as anchor, dream catcher, feathers, flowers such as lily, lotus, rose, hearts and diamonds, etc along with the arrow designs. Each of these elements has separate meaning. If you design an arrow that passes through a heart, it shows a broken heart and pain in love.

This is a commonly seen design. If an arrow passes through a diamond, it tells the courage and positivity. This mentality can take a person on the path of success in his/her life. You can also design an arrow along with a Nautical Star or a compass, which represents direction.


Bow with a strung arrow is the other popular design, which tells ready to be shot.

If you design an arrow in conventional black ink, it can recognize easily. However, if you design them with different colors, they become more vibrant and eye-catching. Whatever may be the symbol, design and the meaning, simple yet attractive tattoos have top priority among men and women of all ages.

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Some people like to tattoo their body with an arrow to show their positive mentality towards life. Whatever may be the difficulties in life, they want to move forward. Some others design it for showing their friendship. Arrow tattoo is very personal as well as individual.

Therefore, people wish to have one for many varying reasons. You can produce numberless designs from a simple idea of an arrow. There is a straight line in an arrow design. It is a part of geometric pattern. You can also use arrows along with other designs as well.

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Some people like to tattoo their body with meaningful quotation. You can simply design an arrow by drawing three lines. However, it can also be very complex and detailed. The meaning becomes complex if you design an infinity symbol along with an arrow.

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Arrow tattoos can be designed all over your body. However, the most popular places are wrist, side of ribcage and on a finger. These types of tattoos are very small and unobtrusive. So, you can craft it anywhere in your body.

Thousands of arrow tattoo designs are available today. However, the most popular one are the simplest with few lines in black ink. This is the best one for those who are not familiar with tattoo designs. These are not so expensive and they can be designed quickly.

Though they are simple, they still have deep meaning. Whatever may be your desire, you should select one carefully.

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