If you are considering a tattoo, it can be tricky deciding which one is right for you! Do you want a Disney character tattooed on your shoulder, a floral design on your lower back, or a tribal design wrapping your ankle? Maybe you want all three, or maybe you want something completely unique. If something unique is more your style, then tribal tattoo art just might be the way to go. Tribal tattoos can be as simple as a basic black design chosen from a tattoo art book, or as complex as a custom designed piece that reflects the exact elements you have in mind. Read the rest of this entry »
Of all the Zodiac star tattoo designs, Gemini Zodiac tattoos may be the hardest to figure out? Since the twins are not always agreed upon, this contradiction causes a state of nervousness which is very hard to overcome. Gemini tattoos, which represent the positive pole of the Air Triplicity, governs the shoulders, arms, and hands of the Grand Man, or Macrocosm. It is a changeable, masculine, double-bodied, common, commanding sign.
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Why do we have Zodiac star tattoo designs? From the Greek Pythagoras to Copernicus, the scientists and philosophers of past ages including the ancient Mayan tribes, taught that the combined influence of the stars and planets marked the vast differentiation of every human being. Leo tattoos, which represent the middle sign of the Fire Triplicity, are also the heart of the Grand Man or Macrocosm. It governs the heart and blood of life, the higher attributes being belief and self-control.
It is a masculine, commanding, fixed, choleric, fiery, changeable, northern sign of the Zodiac stars, the middle point of the magnet of the Fire Triplicity. The Sun enters the sign Leo on or about the 22d of July each year, and departs from the sign on or about the 22d of August. It takes six days for the Sun to come into full touch and action with the sign. Read the rest of this entry »
While there are many star tattoo designs, the influence of the Zodiacal Signs, Planets, and Stars has been recognized and understood by certain wise men for thousands of years. Cancer tattoos are very popular and this sign governs the breast and maternal functions of the Grand Man or Macrocosm. It is a cardinal, feminine, movable, watery, phlegmatic, nocturnal sign, the Positive Pole of the Water Triplicity. The higher attributes are feeling and sympathy.
The Sun enters the Cancer sign each year or on about the 21st of June, and departs from it on or about the 22d of July. The Sun on entering the sign should be given six days before coming into full touch and action with the influence of the sign. Read the rest of this entry »
Among the various spiritual beings to whom the credulity of mankind has given an imaginary existence, the fairies occupy a prominent place, and are specially worthy of notice. Fairy tattoo designs are distinguished by one peculiarity from every other being of a similar order. Other spirits, such as dwarfs, brownies, elves, and such like, are represented as deformed creatures, whereas the fairy is a beautiful miniature of ” the human form divine “. It is perfect in face, delightful in figure, and more of angelic than human appearance. These points of distinction, with generally a dress of bright green, mark the personal individuality of the fairy.
The origin of the fairy superstition is ascribed to the Celtic tribes; hence in Ireland, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and Wales, the fairies are even to this day believed by some to exist . They were usually called “good neighbors,” ” Daoine-sithe,” men of peace, and yet, if offended, they became very inveterate in their spite. They readily kidnapped unbaptized children, and even adult men and women, particularly young married females, to become nurses to the fairy children. They lived under ground, or in little green hills, where the royal fairies held their courts. In their places all was beauty and splendor. Their pageants and processions were far more magnificent than any that Eastern sovereigns could get up or poets devise. They rode upon milk-white steeds. Their dresses were brilliant beyond conception, and when they mingled in the dance, their music was more sublime by far than mortal lips or hands could ever produce. The fairy legends are numerous and various. Read the rest of this entry »
The Mayan tattoo artist’s were very skillful in tribal tattoo art. The importance of the aesthetic element in Maya art can hardly be overestimated. It is doubtful if any people at a corresponding stage of cultural evolution was more highly gifted with artistic genius and appreciation and gave more attention to its application to all forms of art than the Mayan race.
Broadly speaking, the Maya were a lowland people, inhabiting the Atlantic coast plains of southern Mexico and northern Central America. The southern part of this region is abundantly watered by a network of streams, many of which have their rise in the Cordillera, while the northern part, comprising the peninsula of Yucatan, is entirely lacking in water courses and, were it not for natural wells (cenotes) here and there, would be uninhabitable. This condition in the north is due to the geologic formation of the peninsula, a vast plain under-laid by limestone through which water quickly percolates to subterranean channels. Read the rest of this entry »
The Japanese tattoo art Unicorn is a mythological creature born out of spiritual mysticism. The traditional Unicorn, or Kirin of Japanese art, is a dragon’s head with a billy goat beard, cloven hooves and a lions tail. Although the modern Unicorn is often referred to as a white horse with a single horn on its forehead. The modern Unicorn has been depicted in many movies such as Legend, The Last Unicorn, Voyage of the Unicorn, The Little Unicorn, The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, and even an up coming movie, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011).
Star tattoo designs are very popular tattoos because of the symbolism behind the star. The star and the constellations have been a fascination since the ancient Babylonian times in which they saw the stars as a pattern of formations. Some of the most well know of these formations or constellations are the 12 signs of the Zodiac in which Astrology is based. The Order of the Eastern Star, which is one of the largest organizations in the world, has a star as the emblem of their society. The five points of the OES star represents five significant women in history, four of these women are from the Holy Scriptures.
Just like stars, the Order of the Eastern Star first organized form was in constellations, working- under charters issued in the name of The Supreme Constellation of the American Adoptive Rite. Read the rest of this entry »
With their enchanting beauty and mystical powers, fairy tattoo designs have fastly become very popular. With the demand and prominence of the fantasy world in books and movies it stands to reason that the splendor of theses creature have transferred to celebrities and fashion buffs alike, especially women. Fairy tattoos can range from cute and seductive, to naughty or nice.
We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find. Do you know the way ? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we meet with in our workaday world do not seem like the homes of the Fairies. Yet we have only to put on our Wishing Caps, and we can get into Fairy Land in a moment.
Fairy tattoo designs come to us from the French Fairy name Fate or Fee, or in English, Fay; Faerie, or Feerie, which we apply to the person, being, in fact, the country or kingdom of the Fays, or what we call Fairyland.
The original word, indeed, is nymphs, which, it must be confessed, furnishes an accurate idea of the fays (fees, or fates) of the ancient French and Italian romances; wherein they are represented as females of inexpressible beauty, elegance, and every kind of personal accomplishment, united with magic or supernatural power. Read the rest of this entry »
Henna tattoo designs vary in the different regions of the world. The meaning of the designs can represent anything from good health, to fertility, or spirituality. The flowers of the plant not only possess an agreeable odor, but the leaves furnish the celebrated dye with which the nails and other portions of the body are stained. The ladies imagine they very much increase their beauty by these artificial stains of hands, feet, lips, cheeks and eyes. The henna tattoo designs need renewing once in two or three weeks, but the deeply in wrought tattooed lines remain for life, for the coloring matter is pricked or tattooed into the flesh. The designs can be made on the forehead, chin, lips, breast, arms, hands and feet, arid of any pattern to suit the fancy. Read the rest of this entry »