The wishbone is a v-shaped bone located between the neck and breast of a bird. After the bird, such as a turkey, is cooked, two people will grab each side of the wishbone and pull.
Whoever gets the largest piece of the bone when it breaks gets to make a wish.
It might sound corny, but it is a time-honored American tradition that symbolizes fun competition. A wishbone tattoo can be very simple if you’re not into flashier pieces, making it ideal for dreamers who want to keep it small.
One great thing about getting a wishbone tattoo is the symmetry. Since the wishbone in one piece is usually symmetrical, it would look great on the chest, back of the neck, spine, or apex between knuckles. If you’re looking for a tattoo to get with a significant other, this one would be a non-romantic choice that symbolizes teamwork and future. Matching wishbones on wrists or forearms would show your devotion without putting a name on your skin.
If you’re feeling more daring, you can also get a broken wishbone tattoo design. Having both pieces tattooed might mean you’re taking both good and bad in stride, while getting just the larger side of the wishbone could mean eternal good luck.