Arrows are powerful symbols that illustrate our ability to shoot through challenges and reach our targeted goals. Not only are the arrow’s actions rich in symbolism, but it is often illustrated in a way that represents vitality and strength. Before guns, bows and arrows were the best weapons for shooting enemies at great distances. They were also the traditional tools for hunting.
Arrow tattoos come in a variety of designs and can be accompanied with many accessories. An arrow with a feather, for instance, can indicate that the tattooed individual has ties to a Native American tribe or at least appreciates their culture. Two crossed arrows could indicate star-crossed love or a life that is unfolding in two separate directions. Depending on whether the arrow is by itself and the impression the wearer wants to give off, the arrow can be drawn in many tones, serious being the most common.