Sunday, March 4, 2012

Knife Tattoo Symbolism

The Symbolic Knife

Knife Symbol Keywords: 
Authority, Skill, Revenge,Betrayal, Solitude, Sacrifice, Military duty/service, Strategy, Sharp Intellect,  Steely Resolve, Flawless Clarity, Singularity in Focus, Duality Pain, Ritual, Accomplishment, Freedom

Tattoos of knives often signify a lost love, the knife conveys the pain encountered when you are cut by your lovers betrayal. It can also symbolize cutting a bad relationship out of your life - cutting off the trauma & difficulties caused by a lover thus liberating yourself from drama and a dysfunctional relationship.

Knife tattoo can also symbolize a feelings of sacrifice.  An ancient meaning deeply rooted in many religious and spiritual sects where sacrifices where often practiced.

Buddhists symbolize the knife as cutting the ties of materialism.

In the suit of swords in the Tarot the sword represents challenges, usually filled with doubt, fear, worry. Representing a constant struggle to cut through confusion. The knife in tarot cards also symbolizes the double-edged nature of our mind.

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