“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” (Epictetus ~ 125 AD)

There are innumerable quotes from philosophers, poets, songwriters, and activists about freedom that would make for a great script tattoo. However, you’ve never been one for the obvious, and would rather emblematize¬†the worthy concept as an image. Consequently you’re online and searching for freedom tattoo ideas. You’ve come to the right place. Our downtown Vancouver studio has completed a number of pieces that convey a sense of liberty. Some are subtle, some hit the idea head-on. Have a look below to see if any of them connect to you.

Examples of Non-Script Tattoos That Symbolize Freedom That May Inspire Your Upcoming Work of Body Art

Break the Chains

There is nary a better symbolic representation of freedom than the breaking of chains. The one below visually indicates the action in great detail, with the link being broken and pieces of steel flying away. The framing and background adds further feelings of movement. It makes you want to run forth and escape to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

 

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Mandala

In Buddhism, the Mandala is employed for meditative purposes and helps practitioners to find themselves as part of nature and become the wholeness of the universe. The center of the mandala generally contains a circle to represent spiritual enlightenment and freedom. This neck Mandala (completed at SOH Tattoo) is especially impactful:

 

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Fly Away

A bird spreading its wings is another clear representation of freedom. This one is a beauty:

 

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If birds aren’t up your alley, you can’t go wrong with a butterfly above the butt:

 

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We Have Lift Off

This carries over from the obvious birds and butterflies concept above, but provides you with lift-off into the skies of freedom:

 

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Here’s another:

 

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Your Chariot Awaits

One literal yet subtle (does that make sense?) representation that can be meaningful to you, is the vessel you may use to escape the trappings of mundane life. For some it’s a train, plane, or like the image below – an automobile. Get ready to hit the road with this concept:

 

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Sail Away

The sea is up there with the sky when it comes to symbolism of freedom, and was what carried explorers to new places before planes, trains, and automobiles existed. Let a ship represent your desire for freedom, and check out options for you to consider right here:

 

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