Snake tattoo designs 2014 are more detail-oriented than ever before as the tattoo artists have finally devised some ways to use the animal meaningfully in the art without covering the entire body. The snake tattoo can never be small as the animal has a big body being a reptile. Now let’s explore what serpents or snake tattoo designs actually symbolize in real and whether or not one should get the animal tattooed on the body.
Those of you wanting to have a unique snake tattoo design would be well aware of the fact that snakes are legendary and historical creatures, considered to have power, control and an ability to rebirth or renew from time to time. It is good to have an animal with rich history to be in a tattoo design than a flower that a sign that has just few decode-able meanings.
Symbolism/meanings of Snake Tattoos are as follows:
- Evil and good together
- Life Power
- Oldest Mythical Creatures
Snakes or serpents are the oldest mythical creatures with rich legends, folklore stories and history. Here are some legends to revive the history of snakes in words, these legends describe possible meanings of snake tattoo designs.
Hopi People of North America were regarding snakes as a sign of fertility, they would celebrate a day by wrapping the snakes on their body or keeping them in the center of the dancing crew to confirm the union of Snake Youth (a sky spirit) and Snake Girl (an underworld spirit). After dancing and celebrating the day, they would release the snakes towards the crops so that they can kill the fungus and other animals that cause damage, in other words, snakes would guarantee good crops to Hopi people. They believed that the snake dance is a prayer to clouds, thunder and lightening that the rain may fall on the growing crops.
In some cultures, the snake is considered to be a sign of umbilical cord ( a cord that connects mother with the fetus literally), in metaphoric meanings, the cords is connecting the humans to the mother earth.
Snakes or serpents are also a strong symbols of rebirth or continuation or renewal, since they can shed their skin to reveal the new one that is more shinning and modified in patterns as well as colors so they are definitely considered to have ability of transition or rebirth. They are also thought to be immoral since they give themselves a new birth many times. In the Abraham religions, the serpents are called a symbol of sexual desire.
The snakes are also known to be good guardians, they are protecting many religious places, temples, and graves of saints. They are also on guard of hidden treasures of the mother nature.