Lovely Locket Tattoos


Lockets are the perfect example of “more than meets the eye.” Yes, I did just quote Transformers to describe a piece of jewelry. But it’s true—lockets are much more than just an ostentatious neck adornment, they are the protective vessels for treasured items, irreplaceable relics, vials of poison or perhaps a wad of gum (anybody remember “Moody’s Point” from “The Amanda Show?”).

Lockets date back to 16th century Europe, where small pendants were worn to conceal good luck charms or protect against evil spirits and disease. Throughout history, people of all backgrounds have continued to wear lockets that house precious objects, whether that be portraits, locks of hair, ashes, crystals or dried flowers. No judgment for keeping a picture of your cat in there, either.

You can also find lockets as prevalent symbols throughout films and literature. Catherine Earnshaw from “Wuthering Heights” possessed a locket that held both her husband and estranged lover’s hair, keeping both figures close to her heart. William Frankenstein was given a locket containing a portrait of his mother in “Frankenstein,” and Peeta Mellark was seen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opening a locket with pictures of people Katniss cared about most in the world.

Locket tattoos prove magnificent as they can be portrayed in a wide variety of shapes and styles, and their winding chains may also serve as unique gap fillers. Wearing a locket tattoo is a bit like inception, isn’t it? Our tattooed bodies are pretty much lockets in themselves, capturing and preserving some of our most valuable memories. A locket, though, may represent that there are still some things you’d like to keep to yourself. Whatever the case, any of these opulent and eye-catching pieces would make a fine addition to your tattoo collection.


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