Deciding on which Lock and Keys tattoo you should get

There are many different kinds of tattoos nowadays and there are even some which have evolved over time. No matter what the new types of tattoos are, what stays with a person is a tattoo that has the most meaning to them. Which is why before you decide on a tattoo you should first learn what it is about and what the various meanings that the tattoo holds.








The meaning of the Lock and Keys tattoo design

Lock and key tattoo designs hold deep and interesting meanings. They are more often than not perceived to hold mysterious, valuable, serious and even funny meanings. A lot of times also the lock and key tattoos are accounted for holding something dear to the bearer of tattoos or a promise that is being kept.

Contrary to the lock image, these tattoo designs can also represent freedom from a bond or a trap which the wearer has previously suffered. They can also be mysterious when the tattoo is visible since whenever someone sees it they will wonder what is there that you are keeping locked or have locked away.

Basically the lock and key tattoos are mainly there to represent something in your life wherein you felt that you didn’t have the freedom that you have always wanted. When you want to highlight the fact that there was a dark moment in your life that you felt trapped but have survived it then the lock with the key is the best combination to go with.

There are many variations of the key and lock tattoos and there are even different designs for men and women. This is why it would help more if you are aware of the differences and which one fits you best.

If you are a guy and you want a lock and key tattoo then you should go with a simple and rather minimal designed lock. Lesser decorations and more sheer finish would be suitable. Then you can go all out with the design of the key. You can go with how much elaborate you would want it to be.

If you are a girl who wants a lock and key tattoo then almost the same principle applies with the male. However instead of the simple and minimalist approach on the design, you can go for a Victorian era style lock. It’s not too flashy but it isn’t too boring either. It is just enough to distinguish your key from the ones for guys. Go elaborate with the key design as well.

For couples, the perfect matching tattoo would be the mysterious key and locks. One wears the lock and one wears the key tattoo. It would depend if you both would want the tattoo to be seen or to be hidden. What you should decide on is the design since you would want the key and lock to match so that theirs will know you are a pair and can only be locked or unlocked when you are together. There are a lot of hidden and deep meanings that a couple’s lock and key tattoo could convey. You may want to tell the world that somebody holds the key to your heart or you want the public to know that your love is already locked on to someone. Of course the meaning would highly depend on where you will place the tattoos and if you keep them visible or not.

Funny Lock and Keys tattoo designs

Other than the emotional meanings of the lock and key tattoo designs there are also funny lock and key designs. Don’t you think this is possible? It is actually and you can find a lot of risky yet clever looking designs for the lock and key. They can be placed in funny positions on the body such as on your hips just above your low rise jeans as well as tattoos on the lower back. A lot of these funny designs are also in trend these days because of how unique they look. You can even design the lock as the top part of your pants holding it in lock with the keyhole to signify looking for someone who can hold the key. Your possible pair would be the one wearing the key to complete the image.

Making your Lock and Keys tattoo perfect

To make your lock and key tattoo interesting to look at you will need to choose good colors and a good place where you will be putting it. For the colors you can choose from silver, gray, gold, blue or even black. It depends on your taste as well as the color that you would like it to be. You can even ask the tattoo artist which color suits the design you have chosen if you are unsure.

Choosing the location of the tattoo is also important. You would want it to be somewhere that you can always find it. Of course you want to be reminded of what the tattoo means so it should be somewhere you feel convenient to look at. However you can also make your lock and key tattoo hidden from the view of others. One of the popular places to hide it subtly is behind the ears. It is small, simple and cute. Others who want to show off their tattoos tend to put it on their shoulders, one side for the key and the other side for the lock.

Lock And Keys Tattoo

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A lock and key tattoo on both arms. The lock and ye key is separated on both arms in this tattoo design. As you can see the lock is replaced with a heart shape

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Separated lock and key tattoo design. Both designs match as they are elaborate and have the same beads of the rosary signifying the pairing.

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An intricately drawn lock and key tattoo design. The lock is drawn as a heart with a memorable date inscribed on top. The same goes for the key with the date inscribed on the body of the key.

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A lock and key tattoo designed as an anklet. The anklet is drawn with chains enveloping the ankles as well as with shiny diamonds surrounding the key.

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Lock and key tattoo design on the arm and the shoulder. The lock tattoo is drawn with wings and in shade of the heart while the key is also drawn in a similar style.

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Creatively designed lock and key tattoo. The lock is intricately drawn with a lot of elaborate designs as well as a red jewel on top. The key on the other hand is well designed too and is depicted as falling unto the ground.

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Beautiful golden lock and key tattoo design. The lock is designed with the face of a woman donning a pearl and flower beret while the key is shown to be dangling in golden beads. The design is also accompanied by a huge pink ribbon.

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Lock and keys tattoo design on the arm. The lock is drawn in the shape of a heart as it is connected to a set of keys by a string of red ribbon.

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Black lock and key tattoo design. The lock and the key are both on the same place as they are held together by a ribbon with a name on it.

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Brightly colored lock and key tattoo design on the arm. The tattoo shows a key that is about to open the diamond looking lock.

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A glamorous looking lock and key tattoo design on the side of the stomach. The tattoo is engulfed in a group of red roses as its beads and ornaments hang by the side.

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A gold and emerald inspired lock and key tattoo design. Brightly colored and elegant looking, a simple lock and key side by side.

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A creatively drawn lock and key tattoo design. The lock and the key are found inside puzzles that complete each other when connected.

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Beautiful lock and key tattoo design, the keys is seen leaving off trails of red fluttering butterflies as it makes its way down to the heart shaped lock.

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Elaborately designed lock and key tattoo. Simply breathtaking and the design is truly an eye catchier. The lock and the key are drawn separately as if to complete each other when together.

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Lock and keys tattoo design connected with each other by a violet ribbon. As you can see the lock is in heart shape while there are letters carved on the top key while there is a skull on the lower key.

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tattoo design. It’s a design filled with keys only and having a bird carry them through flight. It’s as if the bird is taking these keys to the rightful locks.

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A really pretty in pink lock and key tattoo design. The lock is in red and black heart shaped design with a pink ribbon looping outwards from the top part. The pink ribbon then loops itself with the key which also has a heart shape carved in it.

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Golden lock and key tattoo design. The lock and the key is adorned by a red rose and violet ribbon which gently connects the lock and the key. They also have great elaborate designs on them.

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Skull inspired lock and key tattoo design. Drawn separately to two arms you can see the connection between the two designs because of the noticeable blue skull with the crystal eyes and a memorable date.

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A really beautiful lock and key tattoo design. The tattoo has made the lock and key tattoo design resemble a bracelet wherein the key hangs as a charm to the lock.

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Boldly drawn lock and key tattoo design. You will notice that the chain holding the heart shaped lock looks to be broken. The key is also attached to the chain and can be seen falling along.

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A simple yet eye catching lock and keys tattoo design. The sky blue ribbon loops around the lock and the chain enters the keys by the loops. You can also notice that the lock is in a heart shape.

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A small, simple but cute lock and key tattoo design. There is a blue beard which is carrying both the lock and key wherein a small violet ribbon tries to connect them with each other.

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A truly eye catching and beautiful lock and key tattoo design. The lock is surrounded by red flowers as the key freely dangles from the blue ribbon which supports it along with the lock.

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An owl lock and key tattoo design. A very cute blue and violet owl is drawn standing on a branch while the key is dangled on the same branch with a small violet ribbon.

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A rather simple but beautiful lock and key tattoo design. This is a perfect tattoo match when you want something clean, minimal and meaningful all in one.

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Beautiful lock and key tattoo design. The lock is in a heart shape and is seen to be attached somewhat to the person’s skin. The key is also doing the same thing as it is drawn to be attached to a layer of skin.

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Very pretty and minimalist lock and key tattoo design. Drawn on separate hands, the lock and the key are recognized as a pair thanks to the matching heart designs.

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A mysterious rose that carries a lock and key tattoo design. The key is seen to have a red diamond end while hanging from the stem o the rose and at the end of the ribbon is the heart shaped lock.

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Subtle but beautiful lock and keys tattoo design, drawn on the wrist. You can see that the keys are directly attached to the lock and that no other elaborate designs can be found around it.

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Lock and key tattoo design with a purple rose. The design on the lock is simply amazing as it settles in a purple rose sprouting from the lock. The key can be seen dangling below with the help of a blue ribbon tied to the lock.

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A very pretty and interesting looking lock and key tattoo design. Drawn in one hand the lock is reaching out to secure the key with the help of a long pink ribbon.

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Lock and key tattoo design on the ankles. You can see that the key is pointed down to the keyhole of the lock which is in heart shape. You can also see flowers added behind the lock.

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A really cute lock and key tattoo design featuring a pink ribbon. The ribbon gives the tattoo a feminine vibe as well as the inscribed message on the body of the key.