Every tattoo has meaning behind them. This tattoo has many parts to it and each part has a different meaning to Frankie. The Lantern symbolizes light; light through darkness, and light to find ones correct path in life. The Lantern is a guide for Frankie’s family through good times and bad. A light within, something that motivates us, a fire insides, a strong desire. Light is something that helps guide us as well as others finding our way in the world.
The rose. The rose represents beauty, expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. The meaning of the purple roses: enchantment, majesty, grandeur, and love at first sight. The purple roses are a symbol of “eternal love” that one loves for a long time, this is for Frankie’s beautiful wife who will be celebrating 25 years of marriage this year!
The acorns around the piece represent “nuts gather here”, its a mantra for Frankie’s family. Frankie’s family is a little nuts in their own special way! For hundreds of years, the acorn has been a symbol of life, growth, and birth. The small nut of the mighty oak tree. An acorn metaphor can remind us to look deep inside and discover the seed of something wonderful that will develop. One little acorn, with time, can also be the start of a whole forest of mighty oak trees(Frankie’s family).
Finally, the candle. The candle is a symbol of religion and spirituality. The candle represents light over dark, good over evil. Frankie’s candle tattoo also represents light in his life that carries honor and wisdom through times of dark times.