Diamonds have long been considered well-known symbols of wealth and beauty; they have been worn in everything from jewelry to armor and even inlaid on thrones and tombs since ancient times.
Ancient cultures around the world believed that diamonds could protect the wearer from evil forces and give power to overcome the greatest fears.
Diamonds were also associated with power and clairvoyance; in the Middle Ages, only priests and royalty could wear them. European legends abound with tales of Satan, unable to bear the sight of the bright light of a diamond.
The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word meaning “invincible,” which gives profound insight to those looking for tattoo inspiration in it. Simply put, it is virtually impossible to destroy a diamond. Diamonds, created by the massive aggravation of carbon deposits, are the stunning result of literally years of overwhelming pressure.
Perhaps the most precious and sought-after stones in the world, diamonds are the perfect tattoo choice for those who embody indestructible grace and beauty under and because of pressure.
A diamond tattoo can include numerous design elements such as roses, skulls, crosses, wings, crowns or heart motifs, and white illumination can enhance the diamond’s sparkle effect. A symbol of beauty, perseverance and protection, a diamond is much more than just a bauble; it is the sign of someone who not only carries the weight of the world, but enjoys the pressure that can only lead to a breakthrough.
No matter how complex or simple the design, a diamond tattoo or its wearer cannot be confused with anything but a force to be reckoned with, no matter how patiently they confront adversity.