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Jodie Michalak

Lord of the Rings Style Wizard and Fire Tattoo Design Meaning

By February 22, 2013

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Today I decided to do a little investigative work and found a random visitor queried the following in my internal search results:

What does a wizard tattoo with a ring of fire around it mean?

I decided to research this and even though my visitor did not submit a formal question, I'm hoping they'll return and see this magical post written just for them.

If you would like your future tattoo ideas analyzed, please submit them to Jodie @ tattoo@aboutguide.com.

Here we go:

Wizard and Wiccan theme tattoos have soared in popularity thanks to the epic written works of J.R.R. Tolkien with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.

Wizard tattoos can bear many meanings. They can serve to offer protection and liken you to a greater force. If you are Wiccan, a wizard tattoo is fitting for your beliefs and practices even though witches have slightly different backgrounds than the mythological wizard. Depending on the powers of the wizard, he may ward off evil spirits or serve up some much needed wisdom.

Consider tattoo placement when you opt for a wizard tattoo. The larger the area the better story to be told, so save some space and try to place your tattoo where you can add lots of imagery and fine details. Fantasy and wizard tattoos are often combined with other magical elements. From star tattoos, to the moon and blazen rings of fire, wizard tattoos usually have a fantastical style about them.

Wizards rely on several different elements to strengthen their powers. For some it may be the earth or water, others may rely on flame.

In magic, fire often represents energy and it is cast with the same purpose of the spell. A ring encircling a wizard could depict their magical force and mysterious powers.

In many tattoo designs, a ring of fire around a wizard just looks cool.

Don't you think?

If you have a wizard tattoo and would like to share your story or a photo of your art, send it over to me at tattoo@aboutguide.com

"Not all those who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien

I hope my reader comes back!

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