The sword is the oldest weapon. With its help, warriors fought for justice and protected themselves from enemies. Since the weight of the sword was large enough, used it only strong men. The sword was friend and colleague for a warrior, so in the case of death, it has to be destroyed, for the enemy was not able to use it. Therefore, the sword often symbolizes eternal friendship and devotion.
Tattoo with a sword is in demand mainly for men. The strong half of humanity emphasizes the courage by this pattern, riskiness, rage in battle and the ability to go ahead for justice. And for women, such a picture either carries a deep meaning (for example, the loss of a loved one), or belonging to the militant tribes of the Amazons.
Different nationalities had their own special blades. In Japan, there is a katana sword serving only for defense, this work of art could not be used as an attack. Tattoo with a samurai sword symbolizes piety and loyalty.
Swords of the Slavic ethnos are familiar to us from Russian folk tales and only mighty heroes owned them. So a tattoo with a sword a sign of strength. Turkish scimitar – "sword of Islam" or weapons of the Janissaries. Lightning and swift blade, condemning enemies to death. This is the true weapon of death.
In most cases, the sword is drawing simply, without a background and any symbols. If you add more elements, the meaning of the tattoo changes.
Due to its elongated form, the tattoo was the best way to look at the long parts of the body. It's a shin, thigh, arm. Especially impressive sword looks on the spine; it emphasizes the back muscles and visually lengthens the body. For small sword, you can use any part of the body.
As for the technique, this pattern does not particularly need bright colors and ornate details. Straight-line meaning is always looks best in laconic manner.