The first thing you have to know about is that the most common use of Gnome tattoos is as a memory aid. It’s often used by seamen, mechanics or anyone who has to deal with machinery for long hours, in order to deal with the pain.
Some well known meanings about gnome tattoos
But they are also believed to be lucky charms. We all know about good luck symbols, but the bad one is to have a tattoo on your palm. This is not written in any book as far as I know, but it’s an old belief that this will bring you bad luck. In fact, it means death or poverty!
Gnome tattoos are also believed bring luck and wealth to their owner, especially if they are drawn in a standing position with their hands on their hips. When they hold a pickaxe or a shovel, it’s believed that the wealth won’t come to them until they stop working .
On the other hand, sitting gnomes are often seen as symbols of fertility . It’s supposed to be a reminder that men should like children. I think it also help them make good friends with women.
The last thing that I know about this tattoo is that they are believed to bring eternal youth and health, but only if drawn in green color . There are many different meanings associated with this kind of tattoos.We might say that each gnome tattoo has its own meaning, depending on who it is drawn by and what the wearer believes in.
The origin of these meanings
In fact, this belief comes from its folklore origins. Gnomes live inside the Earth and bring good luck to those who help them in their work, and if you see one standing in a doorway to your house or garden, it means that the gnome brings good luck.
We all know about these strange creatures who live in the Earth and help to build things like roads and buildings. In fact, I was told when I was a child not to step on them because they get upset! But get this… did you know that there are ways of attracting male gnomes? Well it’s true, although not scientifically proved!
But how can we apply these beliefs to a tattoo design? It’s very simple actually. The best designs are those which show a standing gnome. The more clothing and tools they carry, the more wealth and luck they’re believed to bring you.
You can also include a shovel or pickaxe (if that’s what you choose) and even a house if you like.
The entire saying represents good luck and fortune for those who encounter these creatures of the Earth so why not get them represented in your skin as well? Some people say this is just superstition but there are those who swear by it! If nothing else than as a memory aid it’s worth getting such a tattoo on your arm.
The gnome has been a creation of European folklore for centuries. In the mid 20th century, cartoonist Thomas Nast began to draw ‘Gnomes’ as little men dressed in red with white beards and long pointy hats. This image is now synonymous with the word Gnome and is used interchangeably by many today.
The majority of people believe that tattoos on your palm will bring death or poverty but this isn’t far from the truth; it’s also likely that you’ll encounter some bad luck if someone happens to drip wax on your newly tattooed skin! Other theories include getting tattoos on your feet (which are likely to rot away) or backs (so you can never see them