One of the best ways to add strength and a touch of passion to a design is to add fiery flames. Although the latter may be the protagonist of the tattoo, without the help of other accompanying elements.
Fire was a central element in many cultures and the protagonist of numerous rituals. It has to do with so many elements, including change, timing, destruction or strength. One meaning that I find very interesting in this article is that Fire was considered a destroyer of negative things and is responsible for taking them with them. For example, when the flames rise to the sky and bring with them wishes, prayers or problems. So we can say that it is an element that can renew our life, eliminate evil, or bring good.
As we have already seen, both positive and negative elements have been attributed to the fire. On the one hand, it is attributed to negative connotations, such as the destructive power or the ability to eliminate everything on its way. On the other hand, there are positive meanings associated with fire, especially when presented in a controlled manner, as it can warm us on a cold winter's night or light in dark moments. For this reason, fire is a very interesting element that combines the negative with the positive. Therefore, we should take care of the design to decide if we want to show one side or the other or both.
These two connotations of fire can be found in different cultures. On the one hand, the flames meant hope, a sacred and renewing element, a light against the dark, a spiritual guidance. For other civilizations, however, it was associated with sin and temptation, as it was the main element in hell.
In any case, the drawings depicting the flames have a strong meaning with positive and negative connotations; They can also adapt perfectly to a variety of tattoos and give the composition more power and passion. One of the elements that accompany the fire are the cards, which have a different meaning than if only the flames appear. When these two opposing elements are put together, they serve to represent destiny and the game, that is, luck, winnings, and money.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a design with a strong meaning that can be easily adapted to different body parts and combined with other tattoos to a good result, you can make a tattoo of flames. It is important that fine features be created while the selection and use of color become the main actors of the figure.
Fire is an element that symbolizes transformation, destruction, passion and sacrifice. Usually it destroys what is on its way, and this symbolism is well reflected in tattoos that contain flames.
The flames are supposed to cover up other motifs and patterns and thus give more power and expressiveness or symbolize other aspects.
For example, this wad is in flames.
Small typical fire flame design.
Flames tattoo with a deep red color.
Tattoo of two human figures surrounded by black and red flames.
Skull with swords and flames on the top.
Design with more drawings: a laughing dog with a mustache holding the black billiard ball and a pin-up girl from the other hand. We also find dice, poker chips, a pin-up girl on a horseshoe, a few letters, etc. Everything is surrounded by flames in intense tones.
Drawings of two lotus flowers in purple / blue shades with yellow and red flames. Each flower is tattooed on both calves of this boy's legs.
Drawing by Picchiarello, whose head ends in flames.
Muffin design with a candle in which the flame is lit.
Drawing of a butterfly where the flight leaves a trail of fire, made with orange flames.
Drawing of the sun in the colors yellow and orange. Contains the sign "Fire" ("aki") in Japanese, although it is a bit blurry and hard to see.
Terrible burning skull.
Shapes that mimic flames in green.
These flames, for example, are very aesthetic on the leg of this woman.
A skull in red and yellow flames.
Small drawing of a flame with a funny face.
Here are some blue flames on the shaved head of this man.
Drawing of some flames with the word "koibito" ("friend / girlfriend") in one of the Japanese alphabets.
Tattoo of a black star on red flames.
Design of a burning wheel.
Tattoo with different skulls on fire.
This tattoo contains the OM symbol surrounded by 4 elements: earth, fire, water and air.
A blue lotus flower with flames on the top.
Terrible design of an angry skull with flames around
Winged and burning heart.
The Phoenix designs are usually made with flames around them.
Design of an electric guitar with flame halo
Flame designs are usually made in rich, warm colors like red, orange or yellow. Flames in other colors are rare. In this case we found these green flames.
Three-headed symbol surrounded by fire.
Heart surrounded by fire and water.
Small flame pattern in black ink.
Drawing of a skull with flames from the upper part, which extends over the man's forearm.
Drawing of a skull covered with black ink flames.
Drawing with burning eyes with a tribal motif.
Tattoo of a scarecrow with halloween pumpkin as a head on fire.
Three shamrocks in flames
The famous character of Popeye with firefighter clothes putting out the fire.
Drawing where we see a woman with bright blue eyes holding a burning skull.
Tattoo with the symbol of the firefighters, accompanied by geometric red flames.
Incredible drawing of a Chinese dragon in warm tones covering the back of this man. We do not see the flames.