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The meaning of animals in tattoos

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 9, 2016 9:33:47 PM / by Maximilian Wensbo

What the meaning of animals in tattoos can be.

 

The Meaning of tattoos and different elements of tattoos ususally have double meanings, or even multiple layers of meanings. In this blog we take a look at the meaning of animals in tattoos out a more classic way of looking at it.

 

The meaning of animals in tattoos

Butterflies:

The meaning of animals in tattoos are far and many and in this case:

These insects symbolize a metamorphosis, change, rebirth and beauty. Known for physically entering the world as a colorless caterpillar before emerging from a cocoon a vibrant, winged butterfly. In Japanese tradition the butterfly is seen as the representation of someone’s soul. The Greek word for butterfly loosely translates into soul. To the Chinese seeing two butterflies flying together is a symbol of love.

  • Metamorphosis, change, rebirth, souls, love, beauty

 

 The meaning of animals in tattoos

Dragon: 

The dragon is the fifth animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The English word for Dragon comes from a Greek word meaning huge water snake. In European tradition the dragon has been seen as a cave dwelling serpent; a creature with mystical powers to be conquered and feared. In Asian traditions it has been used as a symbol of power for emperors associated with wisdom and longevity. 
  • Power, mysticism

 

The meaning of animals in tattoos

Scarab Beetle: 

An Egyptian amulet modeled after the dung beetle that rolls into a ball to lay eggs. The scarab is meant to represent the heavenly cycle; much like what the sun god, Ra, does when he rolls across the sky transforming souls and bodies.

  • Transformation, rebirth

 

The meaning of animals in tattoos

Lions: 

The meaning of animals in tattoos are far and many and in this case:

Seen as a source of strength, courage and protection. Known for their hunting skills and ferocity. These commanding creatures are a part of legends and myths all over the globe. For the ancient Egyptians they were used as war deities because the lioness is known for her aggressive attributes and protection. In the Hindu religion Vishnu is one of the five primary forms of God and he takes the form of a half lion/half man. Lions are often also seen in front of imperial palaces in China as symbols of protection.

  • Courage, strength, protection

 

 The meaning of animals in tattoos

Eagles: 

The meaning of animals in tattoos are far and many and in this case:These regal birds are used as national symbols in many Eastern European countries, Mexico, India, Egypt, Armenia and the United States. The eagle and its feathers are also important to the native people of the Americas and seen as a source of power. Eagles vary in size and color and are found all over the world.
  • Nationalism, power

 Naturally there are far more animals and symbols that can be in tattoos, or even different styles as you can check out here.

 

 

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Maximilian Wensbo

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