One of the most common designs of a tattoo that you can find on both men and women these days is a tree. A Tree tattoo can symbolize a lot of things. It could refer to a new beginning, a new life, growing up and maturing. A dead tree on the other hand, could mean struggle, or perhaps the lost of a loved one. There are several other meanings that come with a tree tattoo and while others prefer to have a simple design of a tree inked on their body, others would go for the more ornately designed tree tattoos along with other elements. Whatever your choices are, here is a list of the 50 tree tattoo designs for men and women. The list is broken down in two parts and below is the first part.
1. Tree beside a Quote
The tree itself already comes with meaning, but if you want to convey more, why don’t you add some quotes beside your tree tattoo? For instance, the one shown below is a dead tree with some birds along with a single line quotation. You may also add some elements on the tattoo just like this design, which included several birds that could symbolize freedom.
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2. Oak Tree Tattoo
An oak tree could mean courage and power. According to legend, this tree is one of the most powerful of all trees. So if you see yourself as someone strong despite of the adversities you have gone through in life, this Oak tree tattoo would be a great idea. This beautiful oak tree tattoo could mean standing strong despite of all the struggles in one’s life.
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3. Birds Flying Away from Tree
A tattoo with flying birds could mean a lot of things, although the most common meaning is freedom. In this tattoo design, you can see the birds flying away from a dead tree. Aside from the birds, you can find several butterflies flying out of the tree too. The quotes written at the bottom of the tattoo would explain the meaning behind this very symbolic tattoo.
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4. Tree Tattoo on the Sleeve
The sleeve is the most common part of the body where men would prefer to get a tat done. If you want a tattoo design of a tree to be inked on your sleeve, this design of a dead tree would be a good idea. A dead tree could mean a death of a loved one so if someone you love recently passed away, this tattoo might be a good choice.
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5. Heart at the Tree Roots
This is another tattoo design that comes with a deep meaning. As mentioned, a tree could symbolize a new life or a new beginning. In this tattoo design, the heart is placed at the roots of the tree which is what’s giving life to the tree. The tree could represent the life of a person which exists all because of the heart, or perhaps, because of love.
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6. Cherry Blossom Tree
The Cherry Blossom tattoo needs no introduction for it is one of the most popular tattoo designs these days, especially among women. A lot of women would love to get a Cherry Blossom inked on their body for various reasons. But whatever the meaning behind this tattoo is, one thing is for sure – this tattoo design is so chic and feminine with all those pretty little pink flowers hanging on the chocolate brown branches.
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7. Family Tree Tattoo
We all consider our family important, so getting a family tree tattoo is definitely a great idea. This image of a family tree tattoo on a sleeve is a great example. Names were written on each branch of the tree, which is similar to a typical family tree. If you want a tattoo that will remind you of your family, then this would be a perfect choice.
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8. Japanese maple Tree Tattoo
The Japanese maple tree is said to symbolize great blessings and peaceful retreat. If you feel that you have been blessed a lot and you want to convey that through tattoo, this design of a Japanese maple tree tattoo is a great choice. On the other hand, if you feel so at peace at this point in your life, the Japanese maple tree tattoo would also be perfect for you.
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9. The Tree of Paradise
When you say “paradise”, you often think of a happy and beautiful place that’s full of life so it’s not surprising why this intricately designed tree is called the tree of paradise. The bird that sits on the top of the tree as well as the flowers at the bottom also adds more life to the overall design of the tattoo, which clearly depicts how vibrant life is when living in a paradise.
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10. Tree Full of Leaves
A dead tree is the kind of tree where it only has branches and there are no leaves, flowers, fruits, etc. Basically, it is a tree with no life, which is in contrast to this tattoo design which is a tree that is very much full of life. The green color of the leaves can also signify harmony, growth and freshness. So if you are at this point in your life now, then this tattoo design would best suit you.
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11. Tree Tattoo on the Ankle
The ankle is another part of the body where you will mostly find tattoos and this ankle tattoo of a tree is a good example. While others would prefer to be discreet and would choose to have a simple and small tattoo inked on their ankle, others would love to have a more elaborately designed tattoo such as this one which certainly could gather attention.
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12. Abstract Tree Tattoo
An abstract tattoo is a great choice especially for those who love art and would love to have a lot of color on their tattoo. This abstract tree tattoo looks really lovely, which resembles that of a beautiful painting hanging on your bedroom wall. The tattoo can look great on both men and women and getting this design inked on your back such as the one shown below would be a great choice.
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13. Tree Back-piece Tattoo
If you want a tattoo of a tree that will fully occupy your back, then this design might fancy you. This design however is a dead tree with lots of branches but without any leaves. As mentioned, a dead tree could mean a lot of things although it mostly symbolizes death. If you want to give some life on your tat, then you should opt for tree back-piece tattoo that’s filled with leaves, fruits, etc.
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14. Celtic Tree of Life
The Celtic tree of life could mean harmony and balance. You will find a lot of these tattoo designs on both men and women all over the world. The concept behind this kind of tree is that forces of nature would converge in order to create harmony. These types of trees are so tall and expansive and could literally form part of an entire forest because of their huge branches.
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15. Tree with Falling Leaves
If leaves are falling out of the trees, this could mean that the fall season is approaching and this could mean a total change of the overall weather and climate. A tree with falling leaves could mean a lot of things but this tattoo of a maple tree with some leaves falling could mean a change of life. Furthermore, a maple tree also means wisdom of balance and promises.
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16. Rib Cage Tree Tattoo
Getting a tat done on your rib cage is extremely painful. Yet, you will find a lot of brave souls who won’t mind getting inked on this part of their body and would even choose a huge tattoo such as the one shown below. So if you are brave enough to overcome the pain that comes with getting this tall tree inked on your rib cage, then go ahead. You will surely feel proud of yourself afterwards.
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17. Full Body Tree Tattoo
Not all people can manage to get a full body tattoo inked on their body. But if you are brave enough, then why don’t you consider getting a fully body tree tattoo such as the one shown below? This design is that of a dead tree with only branches and comes in only one color. If you want a more elaborately designed full body tat, consider a design of a tree with colorful leaves and other elements.
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18. Half Body Tree Tattoo
If you feel that a full body tattoo is just not for you, then a half body tree tattoo would be a great alternative. Men can get this tattoo done in the front part of their body, while women can have the tattoo inked on their back, such as the one shown below. The tattoo is intricately drawn and looks really lovely that it will surely make heads turn if you are on the beach in your bikini.
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19. Bamboo Tattoo
While bamboo may not be considered a tree, it comes with leaves and branches which resemble a typical tree so it could still qualify as a tree. This tattoo could mean a lot of things especially for Chinese who considered bamboos as something that brings them luck. So if you are feeling lucky, the bamboo tattoo design shown below might be something you will fancy.
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20. Dancing Tree Tattoo
A dancing tree tattoo looks really lovely. It can look great on several parts of your body, including the legs such as the one shown below. On this tattoo design however, the tree is drawn in only one color, which is black. If you want to put more life on your dancing tree tattoo, consider adding some elements on it such as birds and colorful fruits.
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21. Tree with Colorful Flowers
This tattoo of colorful flowers looks really lively that it is sure to gather anyone’s attention. It is very colorful as well so it would be a perfect choice to those who want to have a lot of colors on their tattoo. If you want to get the same design as the one shown below, make sure to hire a tattoo artist who is well capable of rendering a tattoo that looks like a painting.
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22. Shoulder Tree Tattoo
If you want a tattoo tree design on your shoulder, this shoulder tree tattoo would be a great inspiration, especially for men since the design has a masculine vibe. The tattoo was intricately drawn and shaded and the branches including the roots look really attractive. Both the branches and the roots go in every direction which could signify confusion. Regardless of the meaning, this tattoo looks really great.
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23. Birds on Tree Branch
If you do not want the full body of a tree inked on your body, then consider a tree branch tattoo. And in order for the tattoo not to appear boring, try to add some colors to it and other elements, such as this design of a tree branch where there are two birds sitting. The yellow color of the flowers on the branch also adds life to the overall design of the tattoo.
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24. Tree Tattoo on the Wrist
The wrist is another part of the body where a lot of people would love to get a tat done. If you are one of them and you want a tree design for your tattoo, this simple design of a small tree tattoo will be a great idea. But despite its simplicity, this tattoo will look really great on your wrist and it is perfect for both men and women.
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25. Tree with So Many Branches
A tattoo of a tree that has so many branches may come with deep meanings. On this tattoo tree design, the bark of the tree looks scarred and it seemed like it has lived a long life or that it has lived a life full of struggles and disappointment. But whatever the meaning behind this tattoo is, it is no doubt one of the best looking tattoos with tree design.
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The tree tattoo designs shown above look really lovely and you might be too excited to get one done on your body right at this moment. But remember that tattoo is permanent so before you get one, make sure to do further research and spend time figuring out what exactly you really want. You might also want to check out the