Many people appreciate the macabre things in life, and it just so happens that these dark side lovers are also tattoo lovers. Some of the most popular macabre tattoos represent death, including skulls, black flowers, coffins and the noose. Noose tattoos are becoming more and more popular and are quickly taking over the skull’s role as the leader of dark tattoos.
The noose is also a well-known representation of imprisonment and strikes fear in the hearts of many men, but a noose tattooed on the body can also represent breaking free of societal norms.
However, it has so many associations that it’s hard to break it down to just one, which makes these types of tattoos a constant topic of conversation.
But traditionally, they’re associated with hanging executions and the hangman’s knot. The hangman’s knot is also commonly seen in noose tattoos. These tattoos are commonly done in 3D and often found on the forearms, but look great on the neck the ribs or the biceps too.
They can often be found on the bicep just like the sailor’s knot, which they greatly resemble. Though unlike the sailor’s knot, the hangman’s knot represents something much darker. Noose tattoos are typically outlined in black ink, filled with white and accompanied by red accents of some type; i.e hearts or skulls.
– Stephanie Melbourne Tattoos – Birmingham, UK