Symbols of Pride
You probably know the rainbow is a symbol of gay pride, but do you know why? Did you know the gay pride rainbow is only certain colors and in a particular order? Maybe you're not familiar with signs such as pink triangles, black triangles, red ribbons and many different flags. Here is where you can find out what many of them mean.
- Over the Rainbow - Symbols Galore
Rainbows, triangles, flags and ribbons. What do they all mean? Pride! Find out what each individual pride symbol represents.
- Japanese and Chinese Names, Words and Phrases
Find your name in Chinese - this collection is brought to you by Jun Shan, a trusted source for Chinese characters. For a very small fee, you can get your name, a word or phrase and be confident that you are getting an accurate translation.
- Kanji for Tattoos
About.com's guide to the Japanese Language, Namiko Abe, has created this section just for those looking for tattoo-appropriate Kanji characters.
- Tribal Tattoo History & Symbolism
A brief look at different styles of historical and modern "tribal" art, along with their meanings.
- Vanishing Tattoo's Symbol Index
This A-Z index is probably the most complete resource of tattoo symbols I've found. Excellent resource.
- Jailhouse Tattoos
Even the incarcerated have their own symbols to display hard times and hard time. See some of the symbols and meanings here.
Symbols of Hate
- Hate on Display
This is an ever-growing database of symbols that display some kind of hate or groups of people that represent hate.
An online encyclopedia of graphic symbols. From the site, "SYMBOLS.com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti."
If you haven't found it yet, you just might find it here. This is an excellent collection of several different genres of symbols. Here you'll find even more sources for information on symbols already covered here, plus some fun extras like crop circles, blissymbolics, music and more.