Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Swallow Tattoo Pictures

Swallow  tattoos are rich with history and symbolism throughout the world. For thousands of people through the centuries, the bird may be linked to health, wealth, loyalty, and the  hardships of traveling  far. Tattoos  of birds, mostly swallows are an old-school  style of tattoo that comes back in vogue. Swallows have  always had great meaning for sailors because of modern navigation, the birds were a sign that the country was near at hand. They are a symbol of the return home safely. Swallow also  return home each year, regardless of where they have migrated to further maintain  the motif of a safe return home.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Moon And Sun Tattoo Designs

Moon tattoos can take many forms. From whimsical, cartoon man-on-the-moon faces gloomy religious and spiritual symbols, moon tattoos have different meanings. Come in all shapes and sizes, moon tattoo designs are some of the most popular tattoo designs. Moons are often included in other designs, especially fairy tattoos. On the other hand, the moon itself is a rich, important and meaningful symbol. From the ancient Greeks to Islam to New Age philosophies, the moon is a spiritual and religious symbol. The moon is associated with Artemis (Diana), goddess of the hunt and virginity. Perhaps because of the connection of the moon with the menstrual cycle, not both go through phases and the cause to change the link between predators like wolves and the moon call the goddess was often represented by a crescent design in art and literature.

Celtic Knots Tattoo Designs

Celtic Knots Tattoo:
Celtic tattoos were a likely sight among Celtic warriors.Much like the Picts (Latin root word: Picti meaning "painted ones"), who tattooed their warriors as a form of intimidation against their enemies, Celts likely adopted the same war tactic of the time.
Battle among the Celts was considered the very highest honor. The Celts engaged in battle bare-chested, or even naked – further reinforcing a stance of intimidation against their foes. Additionally, Celtic warriors would fashion their hair with bright dies (from flower pastes), and typically manipulate the hair in tall spikes around the head (think Celtic punk rock).
The Woad plant (Isatis tinctoria) was used to perform the tattooing, as it is a hardy biennial plant native to northern Europe and the British Isles. Woad is the source of a blue dye chemical, indigotin, that is also produced by the much more potent indigo plant (indigenous of the sub-tropics).

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