No Love Tattoos: Symbolism, Meanings & More

No Love Tattoos: Symbolism, Meanings & More

Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly popular for people to grab themselves a tattoo that really shows off their personality. One tattoo that has started to become incredibly popular as of late is the ‘No Love’ tattoo. We figured that we would take the time to go through the meaning behind this type of tattoo, and give you a brief overview of some of the places where you may find that people want to stick this tattoo on their body. 


What is the History of No Love Tattoos?

It is hard to pinpoint exactly when people started to get ‘no love’ tattoos. It is a pretty generic and old saying, after all.

After speaking to some tattoo artists, it does appear as if people really started to fall in love with the idea of getting this type of tattoo sometime in the mid-2000s, which does make sense. It was around that point that people started to fall in love with the idea of word-focused tattoos.

No Love hasn’t ever really been a massive popular tattoo idea, though. This is because it is a tattoo that does have a lot of negativity about it. You are essentially saying that you do not have any love for somebody, something, or yourself, etc. It is very rare that people want to have a negative tattoo about themselves slapped onto their body, and you may feel the same.


What Do No Love Tattoos Symbolize?

A ‘No Love’ tattoo does pretty much what it says on the tin. It is showing that you do not have love for something. This could be yourself, or it could be for somebody around you. There may, sometimes, be a bit of extra stuff around the tattoo to give an indication as to what the person isn’t a fan of.

As we mentioned earlier, this is a tattoo that can be quite negative in what it portrays. This means that anybody that sports this tattoo often does so because they want to display their negative attitude about something.


What Do No Love Tattoos Mean?

A ‘No Love’ tattoo indicates that a person doesn’t have love for something.

For some people, it may be because they don’t really have love for who they are as a person. It is a reminder of that. It may be a part of their personality that they are not a huge fan of. Yes, this is something that is going to be incredibly negative, but sometimes people really do want to look at the more negative side of things when it comes to their personality.

In most cases, when you see somebody with a ‘No Love’ tattoo, it often indicates that they have lost their love for something. This is a tattoo that we have often seen used heavily in reference to past partners. It may also mean that the person that is rocking this type of tattoo doesn’t have love for something in their past and they are looking to change their life. The tattoo is their idea of helping to smooth the transition.

While the words ‘No Love’ can appear on their own, some people will pair them with more words or small pictures. When this happens, this is something that is going to give more of an indication as to what the person really isn’t a massive fan of. Although, this is something that is incredibly rare. Sometimes, you are just going to have to take the context just from the words, and a lot of people enjoy hiding the meaning of their ‘no love’ tattoos. 


Where Do No Love Tattoos Usually Go?

While you could feasibly place your ‘No Love’ tattoos anywhere that you want on the body, the vast majority of people will get them in a location where they are easily able to see themselves. This makes sense, after all. The whole purpose of a ‘No Love’ tattoo is to remind yourself of something. This means that some of the more popular locations for these tattoos include:

  • Wrist
  • Lower arm
  • Hands

On rare occasions, you may find that a lot of people opt to have the tattoo on their upper arm. This is a great place to put the whole tattoo if you really want to push the message that you don’t love something in particular.


Characteristics and Styles of No Love Tattoos

There are a lot of different styles for ‘No Love’ tattoos out there. This is because it is just a pair of words. You can have them written in any style that you want. A lot of people love a bit of calligraphy in these tattoos, and we find that looks fantastic.

One thing that we often see paired with a ‘No Love’ tattoo is the idea of a heart. It really helps to reinforce the message, and it adds a dash of artistry into the mix too.

In rare cases, people opt for ‘No Love’ tattoos alongside images of things that they no longer like, or what to eradicate from their lives. For example, we have seen people that have a ‘No Love’ tattoo paired with a cigarette, or something like that.

How you go about it is completely up to you. As we have said several times before, this is a rare tattoo. Not a lot of people have them. This means that you can really choose the style that suits who you are. You don’t have to follow the pack. 


Final Word

While they are negative words, the idea of a ‘no love’ tattoo has really started to gain traction. People use this type of tattoo to draw attention to something that they do not like. This could be themselves, somebody else, or an object. These tattoos started to gain popularity in the mid-2000s. Because it is just a simple pair of words, you should have no issues finding a tattoo idea that suits who you are as a person. There are plenty of options out there. 

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