Three leafed clover tattoos are generally known as “Shamrock” tattoos. Shamrock tattoos derive from Ireland and are abundant in the rural area in Ireland. Shamrock plant is used for medicinal purposes and has curative properties. Shamrock image has political meaning. It is an emblem of the regiment for expression of respect to Irish soldiers who died in the Boer War and was extensively printed on fashionable costume during the Victorian era. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, also drew an analogy between the Father, Son and Holy Trinity and three-leafed clover when he introduced Christianity to Irish. Clover turns into a religious emblem, too.
Four-leafed clover is a variation of three-leafed clover and is very scarce because probability of discovering four leafed clover is one in a thousand. It is believed that four-leafed clover can assist in keeping off one’s ill luck and bringing good fortune. Clover tattoos also represent riches, thriving, healthy and good fortune. It is regard as a protective talisman. The distinguishing characteristic of traditional four leafed clover is that one of leaves is a slightly smaller than the others. Clover tattoo is uncomplicated design and tiny enough to place on ankle, back of the neck, lower back, shoulder wrist and even toe, finger. It is perfect fit for those who don’t like a garish big tattoo on their skin. Some clover tattoo designs are encircled by horse shoes, rabbit foot, ribbon and floral vine. Clover tattoo designs can be drawn in numberless ways on the conditional that you give full scope to your vivid imagination.