Just like the real thing, diamond tattoos are “forever”. The diamond is a symbol of permanence, love, strength, and transformation; these same associations can be made with diamond tattoos. Because of their symmetrical, geometric shape, diamond tattoos can be the perfect centerpiece or addition to a large-scale tattoo, or a hidden, more discreet tattoo.
Just like any other tattoo, a diamond tattoo can vary in the meaning it has to the wearer. It’s not uncommon for a newlywed couple to have their wedding bands tattooed on their ring fingers, accentuated by a sparkling diamond tattoo.
Diamonds are a result of carbon material being exposed to extraordinary pressure and heat deep in the earth; it’s a massive transformation that turns something ugly into something highly desirable. This same transformation can be used as the significance of a diamond tattoo, representing a life-changing transformation or event that has altered the course of one’s life.
As beautiful as they are, diamonds are also very controversial. Diamond mining in Africa has raised quite a few eyebrows in the last 20 years due to harsh working conditions in the middle of the war-torn nations. Without getting too political, a realistic diamond tattoo can give you the same gorgeous, permanent allure, without any moral or ethical qualms in regards to its creation.
Diamond tattoos are one of the biggest staples of traditional American tattooing. The bold lines and few colors involved allow for a timeless tattoo design that isn’t going anywhere and can look great on virtually any part of the body. The diamond can make for a dynamic design, whether you want a glamorous, decorative diamond tattoo or any other variation; but be sure to look at portfolios and do your research when finding the perfect tattoo artist that can execute your diamond in the tattoo style you want.
by Leo Gomon