Having four leafed clovers are all the rage right now! These special tattoos come in a wide variety, so there’s something for everyone. They are very trendy and there is an unlimited amount of designs that makes each tattoo unique. You won’t want to wait much longer after reading this article to get inked.
Four leafed clovers are more than just interesting looking plants. As many know, they are said to bring luck since the norm is for there to only be three leaves. Besides luck for the finder, each leaf is believed to have a different significance. Faith, hope, love, and luck. Together those make for a powerful combination! It’s not hard to see why these types of tattoos are steadily gaining popularity.
The following examples are to get you inspired to create your own design, or perhaps you will like one so much you will make it yours. Let us know which one is your favorite!
The above design really inlines the idea of “luck”. It uses not only the clover, but also a horseshoe, which is another symbol of luck. One thing to consider (as has been done in this design) is to integrate other items and designs with the clover. Here, the flour leafed clover tattoo isn’t the main feature, but the tattoo still looks great. It’s big, bold, and colorful.
Celtic art put in ink always look great and is an ever popular choice. Since both celtic designs and four leafed clovers have a common history, it only makes sense to have both together! The dark green and black together is a very nice touch. This is a simple design, but if you want something with a little more detail then keep scrolling!
Time to get cutesy! The leaves on the four leafed clover, also known as the Shamrock, are often portrayed as the leaves being heart shaped. This makes the design an ideal tattoo for women. Done like above- smaller and heart shaped, is very sexy!
Many of those who have tattoos think of their bodies as a canvas ready to be painted. There is so much space. You must consider every part of your body as potential ink surface, feet included! Done correctly, foot tattoos are very appealing, especially those that are on or around the ankle. Even though these are commonly known as one of the more painful areas to get a tattoo on, it’ll be worth it in the end! Start keeping track of designs you want in different areas of your body to help you narrow it all down.
The last pic in the set above shows a matching design and the other foot. Don’t leave out this option! If you’re in love with four-leaved clovers and some other theme, object, or symbol, why not get both and make them so that they compliment each other? You’ll see some more examples of this further on in the article.
The four leafed clover tattoo designs above are further examples of something more you can do than just your typical lucky Shamrock. Putting letters inside the leaves create more significance for the wearer. You can find a three or four letter word that would fit nicely, such as “luck”, or the above “lie”, or you could have something that no one understands but you, therefore making the tat more intriguing. Be creative!
Letters aren’t your only option when it comes to what to put inside the leaves. You can easily do something similar as the above: reoutlining the shape, or go more complex and put other designs or symbols in the leaves. Just remember that everything is totally up to you. It is your tattoo after all and you want to be 100% happy with your four leaved clover design before putting on your skin!
From very small to very large, shamrock tattoos come in a very wide variety. Dark green, light green, and even non-traditional colors such as the picture below, are all viable options.
Mixing two symbols that are important to you might just be the way to go!
Simply adorable. The two above examples are very charming ideas of this type of tattoo for women. The first could be considered more cutesy, while the second more sexy. What idea will your four-leafed clover tattoo imply? It’s something to think about besides just the design- even though the design itself contributes a lot to this idea. Tattoos aren’t always big and bold!
Want to bring those you love and those that are close to you a little luck? Or perhaps they bring lots of luck to you by being in your life. Either way having their names incorporated into your clover is a great way to make sure these feelings last forever. Think carefully about who you choose!
As per the tales around the four-leaf clover, there are some things that are symbolized by the four leaves. The first leaf is for hope, the second leaf represents faith, the third leaf is for love and the fourth one for luck. So as you can see, there are more meanings than just luck. Having this design can only bring good things!
Don’t forget about those bold colors that can really make your tattoo stand out. The above is a great example of this.
Since four-leaved clovers are very rare, having one on your body makes you unique and special. There are some collectors of four-leaved clovers, but you’ll have your very own forever! And it can be any way you want it. Take the clever design above as an example. You can read into it any way you want- luck combined with mischief and good all in one- but only the wearer can know what it means to him or her. That’s the great things about tattoos: they can have as much meaning and creativity as you want them to.
The above small clovers are truly inspiring. They are intricate and non-invasive (if that’s the type of tat you’re looking for).
Tattoos can easily be thought of as accessories, even though they can’t exactly be taken off easily. Even so, sometimes it’s better to treat them as such. The playful combination of jewelry and the Shamrock tattoo in the upper ear is very interesting and worth considering. Perhaps you can think of another creative way to combine bling and tats?
Go big or go home! Looking for something that’ll make a statement? Is this what you’re reading this article for? Well here it is! A big example of what can be done with four-cleaved clover tattoos over a lot of space is just what you need to get started. Side tattoos are sexy and can have a lot of interesting and beautiful details, like adding the decorative dots along the vine. Many options are available here, this is just one. Stick with the green and black, or add some colorful flowers for example.
Placement, placement, placement!
Another classic celtic four-leaved clover tattoo idea! This one is nice and big and flashy. The shading and different background gives it that 3D realistic pop.
Speaking of 3D tattoos… Have a look at our last two examples. The coloring and shading in these is really nicely done. The tattoos seem to rise of the skin almost. If this is the kind of thing you’re going for, the most important thing is to choose your artist wisely. Get recommendations from friends and online forums to find the best of the best.
After you’ve narrowed down your search of potential tattoo artists a bit, have a look at their portfolios to get an idea of what they can do and what they have done in the past. It’s very important to know the type of quality your chosen artist is capable of. They might even provide some more pictures and twists you haven’t thought of yet but would like to incorporate into your design.
If you see a variety of things you like, try describing what elements you want in your tat, and the artist should be able to draw something up for you. Make the changes that you want. You should never feel pressured into a design or aspect of a design just because the artist loves it. What you put on your body is yours and yours alone.
We hope we’ve left you on the right track with these 30 shamrock and four-leaved clover tattoo designs and examples to get started. Feel feel to use these exact pictures, or of course, to create your own designs using these as inspiration. Leave a comment to let us know which one is your favorite!