The Dagger Tattoo Meaning

The Dagger Tattoo Meaning depends from what other object is associated with It. is a masculine, phallic symbol, like the Sword and the Lance. Because it can be hidden, the dagger symbolises the craving for aggression, the unformulated, unconscious threat. Attribute of Mars, Mitra and Melopomene and also of the Ss. Tommaso and Lucia.

A Dagger in the mouth of a skull symbolises action, being ready to face anything without fear. If instead the dagger is depicted with a snake or stuck in a skull It symbolises death. The dagger can also mean revenge, especially if it is surrounded by drops of blood; Astigite to avenge his sister Aspalide, as the Greek myth of Melyteus tells, he disguised himself and hid in his clothes a dagger with which he killed the tyrant who led his sister to death.

Dagger with Skull Tattoo Meaning

Dagger Piercing a Skull

Dagger Tattoo Meaning

Skull Tattoo Meaning

Dagger piercing a Human Heart

Dagger Tattoo Meaning

The Dagger piercing an Heart

When the Dagger pierces something like the Heart It can symbolise betrayal, a trauma or a wrong that cannot be put right and is therefore tattooed on the skin. It can also mean devotion to something or sacrifice but it can also be a warning against the enemy, for the person in front of him; in this case it can symbolise a fighting spirit.

The Dagger with a Rose

If the Dagger piercing the Rose has different meanings. It’s the denial of perfection, going towards the unknown. But It’s also symbolises the loss of passion, virginity or fertility. If the Dagger is piercing a Yellow or Golden Rose  means Perfection.

 The Dagger with the tip pointing upwards symbolises the masculine and any reference to it, such as the spear and the sword. On the other hand, if the dagger has the point downwards it indicates the feminine as it may be the symbol of the moon.

The Switchblade Meaning

A Switchblade is a symbol of both attack and defence, Its particularity is to hide the blade in the handle to create a surprise effect when the blade comes out by pressing a button.

The switchblade represents unexpected change, for better or for worse. A tormented person that then reverse his frustration in violence.

It has a political meaning as well, It’s the symbol of the modern rebellion, fighting against the mental and physical violence of the system towards the people. Something that seems harmless at first glance then becomes a lethal weapon.

This peculiarity can be attributed to a person behaviour, someone who seems harmless and peaceful, if attacked, he does not remain defenceless, but counterattack.


Dagger Tattoo Meaning

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