Shine Bright with these 50+ Glamorous Diamond Tattoo Designs and their Meanings

By Jason Hamilton / March 24, 2020
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Marilyn Monroe once said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. True enough, it can be every girl’s best friend. But in the world of body art, anyone can be a diamond’s best friend, especially when it is used as a tattoo. This is because it is versatile, gender-neutral, and meaningful too. But before you give a diamond tattoo a go, there are some things you need to know first too. Let’s get to know this precious tattoo design, shall we?

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Diamond as Tattoos: Origin and Meaning

Diamond tattoos aren’t just about glitz and glamour or whatnot. It also has a nice meaning behind it.

Derived from ancient Greek and in the term “adamas,” its name refers to being unchangeable and invincible also because of its characteristics. And for that reason, people who wear it be it as a jewelry or tattoo feel more strong and resistant.

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In other cultures, diamonds are also seen as a symbol of the infinite or the eternal. This is because it is one of the hardest, strongest, most solid and resistant materials that exist in the world. During ancient times, people also believe that diamonds are given strange powers that influence their owners’ lives and even those around them. It is also used as one of the instruments or resources in performing magic rituals during ancient times.

Aside from the power and strength that it symbolizes, people also love it because of the elegance and glamor that it has. People who wear it on their skin as a tattoo often feel more lucky and beautiful.

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Diamonds are also related to love and represent eternity. Hence, nearly every couple use this stone for engagement rings as their symbol of love and also get it inked on their skin to show their love for their significant other.

In addition to that, such designs are also good for people who were born under the Aries sign (March to April). This is because it is the stone that represents everyone who was born under this sign. It will show an Aries’ beauty and inner strength as well.

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Moreover, because of its value today, being one of the most expensive gemstones, diamonds also denote value and wealth.

Diamond Tattoo Variations

What makes diamond tattoos all the more beautiful when inked on the skin is that it has several design variations that are all both meaningful and aesthetically pleasing. In case you’re wondering how to style your diamond tattoo, here are some designs that we highly suggest.

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Outline

If you want to play things safe and lean on the simpler side, having outline diamond tattoos is your best bet. It still has its meaning while giving you a simple yet still very stylish body art. Here are some ideas on that.

An outline tattoo of a diamond on the wrist

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An outline tattoo of a diamond on the face

Three small outline diamond tattoos placed on the bicep

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A big outline tattoo of a diamond placed on the wrist

An outline hand tattoo of a diamond

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An outline tattoo of a diamond paired with a name tattoo

A simple diamond placed on the left side of the shoulder

A finger tattoo of a diamond placed on the ring finger

Realistic Diamond Tattoo

If you want to make your diamond tattoos stand out even more, opting for realistic details is what we highly recommend. It will definitely grab anyone’s attention. And, of course, who wouldn’t feel so confident with such jaw-dropping details? Here are some ideas on how you can make your realistic diamond tattoos look even more gorgeous.

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A realistic tattoo of a diamond placed on the wrist

A jaw-dropping realistic tattoo of a diamond that even looks like it’s actually sparkling

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A huge tattoo of a diamond with realistic details placed on the foot

Another sparkling tattoo of a diamond but this time, it’s in purple ink

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A thigh tattoo of a diamond with gorgeous realistic details

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A red realistic diamond placed on the upper part of the arm

A portrait tattoo of a woman’s face holding a diamond made with realistic details

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A realistic chest tattoo of a diamond paired with an inspirational quote

Colored Diamond Tattoo

Adding some pop of color won’t hurt your diamond tattoos. It will, in fact, make it even more beautiful and eye-catching. Like the aforementioned design variations we’ve mentioned, it will still retain its meaning. But it will definitely give your diamond tattoos some good boost in aesthetics.

An outline tattoo of a diamond with splats of colors

A galaxy tattoo of a diamond

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A sketch-style tattoo of a diamond with splats of red and blue ink

A thigh tattoo of a diamond in red, pink, blue, and violet ink

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A shoulder tattoo of a diamond in black and blue ink

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An outline of a diamond with splats of different colors as a backdrop

Another galaxy-inspired tattoo of a diamond on the forearm

A combination of sketch and watercolor style for a tattoo of a diamond on the ankle

Crown Tattoo with Diamond

Diamond tattoos represent power. Why not add a crown to boost the royalty feels that it gives? Adding a crown tattoo will surely make you feel like a royal and even showcase your strength, power, and sophistication. Here are some ideas on how you can make your diamond tattoos look even more grand and superior.

A tattoo of a diamond with a king’s crown placed on the neck

A colorful tattoo of a diamond giving off some reggae vibes

A traditional style tattoos of a diamond and a crown

A combination of diamond, name, and crown tattoo designs

Another combination of name, diamond, and crown tattoos but this time it’s placed on the chest

A diamond with a crown on top inked just below the nape

A rib tattoo composed of knuckles, diamond, crown, and flower symbols

A combination of a diamond, crown, and banner tattoos inked on the forearm

Rose Tattoo with Diamond

Rose tattoo designs have a lot of meanings depending on its color. But in general, it represents love, new beginnings, hope, and strength. It nearly has the same meaning as diamond tattoos. That said, it makes a nice addition to diamond tattoos. Needless to say, it is also a nice boost for aesthetics. Here are some samples on how men and women can wear them both.

 A rose tattoo with a diamond at its center

A traditional style tattoo of a diamond surrounded by roses

A combination of a crown, diamond, and rose tattoos

Hyperrealistic tattoos of a diamond and a rose

Another realistic tattoo of a rose with a diamond at its center

 

A rose, diamond, and anchor tattoo in traditional style

Another combination of realistic tattoos of a diamond and rose

A traditional tattoo of a rose and diamond paired with a horseshoe

Heart-Shaped Diamond Tattoo

Aside from love, hearts also symbolize courage and even grief; which makes diamond tattoos even more meaningful and unique. Combine these two tattoo symbols and you will surely have the prettiest yet meaningful tattoo. Here are some designs you might like.

A vibrant red heart-shaped diamond surrounded by roses in black ink

An outline tattoo of a diamond shaped like a heart

A heart-shaped diamond inked on the chest area

A heart-shaped diamond with a keyhole inked on the side of the breast

A heart-shaped diamond surrounded by beads

A simple yet classy heart-shaped diamond inked just below the nape

A heart-shaped diamond paired with a rose in gray ink

A heart-shaped diamond in black and blue ink placed on the ring finger

Diamond Tattoo with Lace

Lace is a symbol of luxury and womanliness hundreds of years ago. And even today, it is still a representation of riches and good taste. Hence, such a combination is perfect for women. Make your diamond tattoos a lot more sophisticated and feminine with this detail. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate this feminine detail to your diamond tattoos.

A sternum tattoo of a heart-shaped diamond paired with lace details

A blue diamond with lace and beads as a backdrop

Another sternum tattoo of diamond and lace combination but this time, the heart-shaped diamond is colored with blue ink

A heart-shaped tattoo combined with roses and lace details

A thigh tattoo of roses and heart-shaped diamond with lace details as the backdrop

A thigh tattoo of a pink heart-shaped diamond with lace

Another sternum tattoo of a heart-shaped diamond with lace details that looks like wings

Diamond tattoos are not really just for glam or anything aesthetics. It also has a nice meaning to it, especially when you combine it with certain symbols. And the best part of having it as a tattoo is that people of all genders can wear it easily without worrying about its design if it’s too girly or too masculine.


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Jason Hamilton

Jason has been an avid fan of tattoos for over 13 years now. He is currently 35 years old, and he got his first tattoo at the age of 22. Since then, he has added over 20 tattoos to his collection. He is also into writing, which is why he decided to celebrate both of his passion and hobby through tats ‘n’ rings. Jason dreams of having his very own tattoo parlor soon. Jason would be very happy to answer any questions about tattoos that you may have! Leave a comment below and he’ll answer it for you right away!

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