There are some universally recognized emblems that require no description and the peace sign is definitely one of them and in these troubled times of the 21st Century, peace sign tattoos are more popular than ever. While there are several variations of this design, the basic shape is simply a circle with three downward facing prongs and while this originated in the UK back in the late fifties it is used all over the globe today. It was originally designed for the British anti-nuclear movement which began campaigning for disarmament in the decade following the end of the second world war. Over the decades since it has appeared in many campaigns around the world, with one common goal, peace as opposed to war and violence.
When it comes to peace sign tattoos this is a very versatile image that can be used in a variety of different ways, on its own and also customized to include other images relating to peace, harmony and tranquility. The pronged fork part could be depicted as the spiritual banyan tree, which has been a popular idea requested by many who also have deep spiritual beliefs or used alongside other similar themed images. Some popular ideas amalgamate the design with the lotus flower, the dove or the olive branch all of which are associated with peaceful and harmonious attributes. These look wonderful when inked on the skin in a variety of bright and vibrant colours with the peace sign itself depicted in plain black, to make it really stand out. This also can be scaled up or down in size to suit the chosen body part chosen for its placement. Designs of this nature may also include names, words or dates inked on the three pronged-fork and tribal symbols like those used in Celtic designs inked around the circle itself. An inspirational quote could also be inked alongside the peace sign to make it more personal and individual for you.
This particular image was also a big favourite with the hippy ‘flower power’ movement in the sixties so incorporating a daisy – another popular emblem associated with peace and harmony - into peace sign tattoos also looks pretty cool. The cross is another universal image that works well in combination with this symbol and this can be integrated into the design in the place of fork section for additional effect. Not only are peace sign tattoos very versatile for a tattoo artist to adapt or customize but they are suitable for pretty much any area of the body. These can be spotted on the foot, ankle, wrist, arm, leg, body and back, but are equally suitable for both male and female tattoo lovers who want to promote peace in the world using body art.