Spartan tattoo

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A Spartan tattoo is not a very common design among women. But this type of tattoo is not only reserved for men so is worth your attention.


We have all heard about the Spartans, at least in one history lesson. They are known as the masculine soldiers who had the discipline, and that is something people admire even today. Therefore, the Spartan symbol can be the meaning of power, battle, and strength. Unrivaled bravely, incredible sheer strength and stamina, and a relentless drive for victory paint their picture quite well.

The Spartan tattoo is unquestionably symbol of power. These men behind the masks were some of the most powerful warriors to ever pick up the sword. The stories behind them will stand the test of time. The famous motto of the spartans was: Molon Labe (or ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ). Is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them],” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons. People often use this phrase in tattoo designs.

The film “300” made the Motif of a Spartan warrior famous. It is an 2006 American epic period action film based on the 1998 comic series. Both stories are fictionalized repetitions of the Battle of Thermopylae. This battle was rolling during the Persian Wars. The plot revolves around King Leonidas who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian “God-King” Xerxes and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers.


Spartan tattoos can work for everyone. They have a lot of meaning behind them and are one of the most badass tattoo designs. You can use in your design for example a Spartan warrior silhouette, a Spartan shield, or a Spartan helmet. Tattoo artists usually use black and gray ink to create different design elements that are iconic of the fierce Spartan people. Moreover you can always add red ink or some dark colours for a more prominent look. So ithis is a great solution if you are tired of an all-black ink tattoo.

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