Tin Man Tattoo Meaning (heard of gold ?)

The Tin Man is a character from the popular story “Wizard of Oz“. He was originally just an ordinary human being made of tin, but later became human by having his heart replaced with a gold one.

The Tin Man represents the common person who is searching for answers to life’s biggest questions, and is also symbolic of someone who has a good heart.

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Tin Man Tattoo Meanings and Symbolism

1) Overly sensitive

When he accidentally crushed an insect while walking on the Yellow Brick Road to see the great Wizard, he was grief-stricken


Tin Man tattoo on the arm

2) Feeling of being overwhelmed

In the same scene above, he was seen taking his axe in hand and began to chop down a tree in an attempt to relieve his pain.

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3) Yearning for heart’s desire

His simple heart’s desire was to be made into a real man so that he would be able to find a good heart and love; something that very few people find true happiness with.

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4) A desire to be noble

that’ why he became a hero. He would stop at nothing to protect those who are weak or are in need of assistance.

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5) Desire to be free from limitations in all areas of life, particularly in work/career/business.

Our abilities are blocked by irrational fear and/or insecurity. We may also feel as though our talents have been overlooked or not adequately appreciated.

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6) Helpless Romantic

I’m not good enough for her. I wish I could make her care for me” His heart is his greatest weapon, and he uses it to help others.

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7) Honor organ donors 

This meaning was posted by vnovello on reddit

I got this tattoo to honor organ donors & for my dad the tin man who needed a heart and received one.


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@vnovello on reddit