Clock tattoo is a drawing that does not have a sex preference. It is equally frequently picked by men and women. It doesn’t matter, which type of a clock tattoo designs is picked (it can be realistic or done in some different tattoo style), the philosophical essence of such drawing does not change. There are designs of different styles and with a usage of different techniques, which can be placed on any part of the body, but common placements are arms, shoulders, backs and chests.
Clock tattoo meaning is contraversive. A clock can stand for the fast flow of time for people, the transience of human life, the symbol of the sudden death possibility, which is impossible to predict.
The other clock tattoo meaning is as follows: it can serve the reminder of some important, fateful event, which had divided the life of a person into two parts, which are “before” and “after”. The sign which tells that starting from the definite moment of one’s life the countdown had refreshed and the tattoo owner doesn’t want to forget about this fact, that’s why such tattoo appeared.
Figures on the clock face can mean some important for a person date. Or those minutes and hours in which that new countdown had begun.
The meaning of the clock tattoo, where there are no hour hands or any figures, is the emptiness and pointless of life when nothing special happens. There are a lot of such tattoos on the internet, unfortunately.
The drawings of hourglass have special meaning, as there is no man capable of taming the time, and the time given for life is not eternal and it is constantly running out.
The clock tattoo design where the watch-case is decorated with gems symbolizes that the tattoo owner is struggling a constant search of the sense of life.
Complicated clockwork drawing, combination of different tiny details, parts, cogwheels and stuff shows that the person with such tattoo oh his or her body is ready and has all capabilities to solve any difficult problem, may turn almost any situation to the own gain and profit.
In Eastern cultures, the symbol of a clock is met very rare, as people of Buddhism and Confucianism have their own way of thinking and life treatment. Plus they have the category of reincarnation. So the problem of the time running out, bringing each of us closer to the end, as for example, in all European and antique cultures, had never been topical for eastern cultures.
Clock tattoo is one of the best if the purpose of tattooing one’s body is to show philosophical treatment of the world of such tattoo owner.