In our neck of the woods, we see rainbows all the time just right after a burst of sunshine and a slight drizzle of rain. It’s the perfect ending to most of our quick lived rainstorms.
Technically, rainbows are a meteorological happening that is the result of reflection, dispersion and refraction of light, which forms a vibrant, colorful arc in the sky. However, I like to them of them as simply being downright cool gift from the heavens above.
Now, when it comes to rainbow tattoos the meanings go beyond the iconic, double rainbow all the way guy. Many cultures view rainbows as a sign of good luck or good news, as they represent a change in often dark times. Others tell tales of rainbows as symbols of hope, where one has to stay strong and firmly believe in themselves. Within due time, blessings will eventually come to you.
Christians often interpret rainbows as God’s work of art and his holy promise. If you dig into the story of Noah’s Ark, you’ll discover the point where a rainbow in the sky comes right after the completion of the great flood. As God gives us a new beginning every day, so does the rainbow in the story.
Irish legends view the rainbow as the thing that can be found at virtually any pot of gold. Though, I wish you good luck trying to find the end my friend; I have yet to find any leprechauns waiting for me. While you may not find your fortune, the rainbow can still invoke meanings of prosperity and success.
Aside from just being a cool symbol, the rainbow as become a part of LGBTQ+ activists around the globe. Some women view it as a symbol of inclusion, diversity, pride, defiance, hope, etc.
While the rainbow symbol will be around for quite some time, if not forever, there is one more important thing to keep in mind. Rainbows don’t stick around forever, at some point they vanish into the sky. Perhaps it’s a reminder to seize every opportunity before it’s too late.
Whatever your connection to these magical wonders in the sky, I’m sure you’ll love these awesome women’s rainbow tattoos below. From large to small, arms to back, and beyond, there’s a colorful piece of body art for everybody out there.