Snakes somehow creep in to the lives of all of us, it may be in stories, mythology, reality or tattoos. There are numerous legends, myths and meanings associated with snakes. Snakes have been referred to in both positive and negative connotations. Snake tattoos can be seen on the bodies of men and women both, here are some interesting ones.
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The snake is amongst the twelve Chinese zodiac symbols. Here it is neither associated with evil nor with danger. A snake tattoo associated with the Chinese zodiac symbol, symbolizes wisdom, grace and secretiveness. People born in the year 1905 and after an interval of 12 years and thereon, fall under the Snake zodiac sign, as per the Chinese.
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You might have come across someone with a tattoo of a coiled snake. It is not just interesting but also has a deep hidden meaning. In nature, a coiled snake is dangerous, though it seems clam but is in fact ready to attack. Likewise, the person bearing the tattoo of a coiled snake may seem calm but is dangerous within.
Lion and snake
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The tattoo of a lion and a snake is graphically brilliant and catches the eye easily. The king of the jungle is known for its strength and might. A snake on the other hand symbolizes wisdom here. The combination of a snake and the Lion in the tattoo symbolizes strength and wisdom in the person bearing it.
Symbol of life and death
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The tattoo of a snake with a bowl of venom in front has a powerful meaning. The snake has the ability to take somebody’s life, so the figure symbolizes death. All anti-venoms are made from the venoms, the bowl full of venom signifies life. The tattoo is a paradox in itself, but ain’t both powerful realities of life.
Apple and snake
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The tattoo of a snake lurking from a tree and looking towards an apple on the tree, takes us back to the era of Adam and Eve. It was a snake, who tempted Adam and Eve to eat the apple of knowledge. This tattoo symbolizes both temptation and truth in a mystical way.
The slithering snakes have always been awe-inspiring and their tattoos interesting. Along with appealing graphics, these tattoos have a meaning. Snake tattoos convey that the person bearing them has a thought behind them and they are not just for exhibition.