One of the largest and impressive birds, lives between the liquid element and the element of air, pairs with a mate sometimes for life, his song is associated with death and has a great mythological history in every known culture. Did you know: No other aquatic bird reaches the speed at which the Swan moves either in water or in the air. Source: https://el.wikipedia.org Etymologically the Greek word "swan" comes from the Indo-European term "keuk", which translates as "shine,
When we articulate the word "wave" I think we're automatically connected to the water element. Generally speaking, the wave as a concept is related to energy transfer of all forms. The word’s origin in greek language (“cyma”=wave) comes from the ancient verb "cyo" which means inflating... not at all by chance the word "pregnancy" in Greek comes from the same root! In Arts the symbol has an immediate correlation with Japanese art and specifically with the famous “Great Wave” o
Animal tattoos are really common and popular among tattoo lovers, both artists and wearers. One of the few most artistically and symbolically interesting is the Elephant. Ancient, intelligent, patient and strong, the elephant is a prehistoric creature (it comes from the mammoth) with magnificent characteristics and of immense symbolic and religious significance. The word “elephant” comes from the Greek word “elephas” which means “ivory The world elephant day is in the 12th of
This nocturnal bird is not the most beautiful, not even the most popular. But conversing about spirit animals or strong spiritual symbols... the owl is one of the most significant. It is historically connected to magic and mystery, death and spirituality. This correlation between the owl and death is the reason in many cultures they consider the owl to be a bad omen for every viewer. It is said to be a messenger of death, but the truth is that the owl's energy is about clos
Lily or lilium is one of the most ancient flowers, with the strongest of fragrances and a wonderful and deep meaning. The term lily is used for a great variety of flowers but the true and authentic lilies are liliums. We have seen them first in 1580 BC in Crete Greece, they are part of Greek mythology, connected with goddess Hera. It is said that it is her breasts' milk that created both the stars in the sky and the lilies on earth. They are part of the holy flowers trinity r
Talking to people about making a tattoo is always interesting. One of the most common aspects is about not being able to make a final decision on making it... People often have second thoughts about permanency or the right design and placement on their body.For many it is a crazy choice to make when you are young, then your body will change and the tattoo won't be beautiful anymore...I love ambivalent people... it means they want to be sure of their decision, they are intelli
The bamboo is an Asian and Zen symbol. It's symbolism is old and deep and part of the old Japanese tattoo school tradition. For them it stands for strength and resilience and the reason will become obvious further down. It is also used as a medium for the ancient tattoo Thai technique. Bamboo thorns were used as needles by monks, to create an authentic tattoo. The art of ‘Sak Yant’ is inspired by religions – Buddhism, Animism and Brahmanism, all practiced in Asia. Sak Yants
Writing about flowers as a tattoo choice is a vast subject and every blog about tattoos has a wide range of articles on that! There are some flowers though that have uniqueness, beauty and humbleness which make them so interesting to get a closer look at... Not to mention it is a rare tattoo choice!!! And we love those. Sea daffodil or pancratium maritimum (other vernacular names are sand daffodil, sand lily and lily of St. Nicholas-source wikipedia) is a small wild flower th
Why feather tattooed? Feathers carry various meanings depending on the approach which might be spiritual, traditional, cultural, religious or mythical.
Obviously a feather is very interesting to examine as a symbol because it is not a separate element but it might come from a bird, mythical creature or angel and has a different interpretation in every case. This is why it is a vast topic and a single post could prove to be insufficient to cover it's aspects.
Arrows and feathers are very commonly used in tattoo designs. Both have deep and ancient symbolism as well as simplicity and grace. Both can be inked black or water-coloured, old school or with dotting, leaving the tattoo artist plenty of space experimenting. The arrow The arrow is an ancient Native American tribe symbol with wonderful and powerful meaning. It is a weapon so it is connected to the strength of the warrior and the hunter. It's purpose is to protect and provide.