The unmatched beauty of the peacock with its strikingly colorful and flamboyant feathers is one of the most amazing tattoos that you can have. Peacock tattoos are not only beautiful, but also have deeper symbolic meanings. A peacock tattoo can symbolize something different to each person, but the underlying message is always the same one of pride and beauty.
Peacocks have come to hold meaning as a symbol of accepting one’s own beauty. They are also a sign of authority and a regal manner. People who get a peacock tattoo are likely self-assured and proud.
In early Christianity, peacock was also the symbol for resurrection, for its unique quality to get more beautiful and attractive feathers, each time it sheds the old ones. So, in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, peacock can be found to have an association with divinity. However, in the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome, peacock and its feathers were associated with completely different things. Peacock feathers in these cultures were considered as the ‘evil eyes’.
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Koi fish tattoo design is a favorite design for many tattoo enthusiasts due their beauty and meaning. Probably most surprising to many Westerners is the large amount of ancient myth that surrounds these beautiful fish from the Orient and their elevated status there. Most widely known here as the brightly colored fish that are found in ponds and fountains, carp (koi is Japanese for carp) can be found in a variety of colors that include white, yellow, gold, deep orange, and calico-colored. Especially exotic specimens of koi have been known to sell for prices over half-a-million dollars from private collectors who specialize in their breeding and showing. Although, the koi is far from just an ordinary colorful and collectible fish.
Koi are also one of the most popular and beautiful of Japanese tattoo symbols. Although Chinese in origin, the carp is now widely celebrated in Japan, particularly for its manly qualities. It is said to climb waterfalls bravely, and, if caught, it lies upon the cutting board awaiting the knife without a quiver, not unlike a samurai (warrior) facing a sword. This theme dates back to ancient China, where a legend tells of how any koi that succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate (on the Yellow River) would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
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Cherry blossom is an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring. Cherry blossoms are an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in art.
A Cherry blossom is a good choice of tattoo for girls because of it’s beautiful nature and meaning. When choosing a tattoo you must also consider the meaning behind it and the symbolism it portrays. To grasp the sense of this delicate flower, we must turn to the Eastern cultures, like Chinese and Japanese, in which the cherry blossom has a certain status.
In Japan, cherry blossoms (sakura) are a metaphor for life. A brief, brilliant blooming, followed by the inevitable fall.Cherry blossom is a symbol of female beauty and sexuality. Additionally, the cherry blossom is the Chinese symbol of feminine principal it also symbolized love in a language of herbs.
The cherry blossom is a common symbol in traditional Japanese woodblock art dating back many centuries, and as a consequence is often featured in Japanese tattooing which has drawn artistic inspiration from the woodblock prints for several centuries.
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