Still wonders, why these armband tattoos were so popular back in days? why were people crazy for them? Now your wait is over because today, in this exclusive post, I am going to answer all of you what, why and how’s. If you recently tattooed your skin and still recovering it then you might consider checking our tattoo care guide, don’t worry it won’t cost you.
What is Armband
An armband is a piece of material worn around the arm over the sleeve of other clothing if present. They may be worn for pure ornamentation to mark the wearer as belonging to a group, having a certain rank or role, or being in a particular state or condition. – Wiki
Purpose of Armband
If you are thinking that armbands are something new that someone invented recently then you are totally wrong. It is a long story but let me give a brief about it.
In history, and when I say history I mean bronze age. In History, people used armbands. These armbands are made up of bronze and jet (of course). Each and every type of armband had its own meaning. Some represent experience, some used to convey (yeah, I am the In-charge here), some to show your rank in the army. But with time, it’s meaning totally changed.
What does black armband tattoo mean?
A black armband symbolizes mourning a death or protesting going to war.According to North Arlington High School, black armbands were first worn in the 18th century as a sign of respect for a recent monarch’s death. Black armbands are seen in sports after the death of a significant person. – Reference
Armband tattoo’s popularity
Armband tattoos are very popular but it was very common to have the majority of people having armband tattoo on back days. A few years ago, Armband tattoos were like Monalisa of the tattoo industry. Still, black armband tattoos have its own place in the ink area. It is emotionally attached to the people so it is one of the evergreen tattoo categories.
Types of Armband tattoos
I am not any kind of expert in this field and I did some googling for this and collected some types of armband tattoos for you. Here are eleven very basic but cool armband tattoo types.
- Celtic Knot
- Barbed Wire
- Native American Feather
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