People have taken a great liking to permanently mark their bodies with different types of tattoos. Getting inked and carving designs and images on the skin is gaining popularity all over the world. And when it comes to getting tattooed, age seems to be no bar. Many tattoo designs are available but some are more popular than others. And one such example is a Frog tattoo.
Meaning: The meaning and significance along with the size, shape, color, design, etc varies according to the culture and region. But some obvious and easily decipherable meanings would be: Luck, purity, birth or resurrection, transformation or change, peace or tranquility, fertility and opportunity.
In ancient times, the frog and other amphibians were symbolic of Satan. They were linked to paganism, witchcraft and devil worship. In some other cultures they were believed to be in possession of magical and healing powers. In Asia, frogs are a sign for luck and safe travel due to their natural association with water.
If you are enamored by the idea of having a design with a frog element as your tattoo, you will find yourself being spoilt for choice. They come with a multitude of shapes, sizes and attitudes. Some are heavenly and calm while others are devil-eyed and feisty. There is no dearth of options for the frog-lovers. The designs that have marked their presence are as described below:
Frog Tattoos with ethnic overtones
Many ethnicity and tribal groups around the world have a distinct connection with elements of nature. And there are designs that showcase these connections through the use of images and colors. There are also spiritual overtones in such designs symbolizing change, transformation and love for Mother Nature.
Frog Tattoos with messages of love and peace
The believers of peace sport these tattoos to cement their connection with the revolution that took place in the mid-twentieth century. They choose to be engraved with frog tattoos to promote their stand and propagate the message of love, brotherhood and contentment.
Frog Tattoos depicting Celtic traditions
Frogs were symbols that stood for the purifying nature of water and its healing properties. There are tales that depict frog as an important character and ascribe him with talents of restoration and physical transformation. These tales have inspired scores of modern stories and eventually lead to the popularity of frog tattoos.
It is generally observed that people choose frog tattoos to adorn their feet-area, where it looks adorable but also increases the chances of pain due to the lack of fat padding in those parts. Some people opt for cartoon frog tattoos, which is not surprising since frogs are repeatedly depicted in cartoon movies and children’s tales. Remember ‘Kermit the frog’ or ‘the frog Prince’. Little kids are huge fans of these stories and this could be one of the reasons for their everlasting appeal.