Shield tattoo can be a symbol of inner power and feeling of justice of its owner. However, it can also mean a desire to protect oneself by all means, to create a defensive imaginary wall from all the world and other people. A shield represents forces of fighting against evil and cruelty. It also can stand for cowardliness, when there is a glorifying and impudent motto written on it.
Writing “For freedom” do not always describes a person as a fighter. It can be a fight for freedom of choice. And people often are aimed to chose laziness and being afraid of life. It often happens, that it is very hard to define the meaning of shield tattoo judging only by words written on it.
Some people like to write some mystical sayings and mottos of a foreign language. The main thing is to know correct translation of these letterings. Otherways, some confusing unpleasant situations may occur.
Making a shield tattoo suits the kind of man who can fight back, show durability and courage. In this case, the tattoo can help you in any good thoughts and doings. As ancient tribes, who made tattoos which had mainly totemic character, a modern tattoo should represent the character and place of a man in society.