Horseshoes have always meant good luck, and the same holds true for horseshoe tattoos. Most females will select a horseshoes tattoo to represent good fortune, bring good luck, or ward off bad luck and evil spirits.
The design of a horseshoes tattoo is fairly straight forward, generally a U-shape facing upward to supposedly catch the good luck falling from the sky. Often they are drawn with other good luck symbols such as clovers or dice to add to the luck effect. Sometimes associated with gambling and horse racing they can also represent a certain addictive personality type, therefore, mindful placement and consideration must be advised when selecting such an expressive tattoo.
Very simple in design but universally seen as a good luck charm, no other symbol or talisman can so simply portray good luck better then a horseshoe tattoo.