Snake Tattoos

Snake Tattoos

Snake tattoos might look scary, but snakes are respected and held in high regard by many creatures. Although the serpent is associated with temptation and bad deeds, there are many people who see them as beautiful animals worthy of permanent ink. For example, the Native American Hopi tribe, Africans and Chinese see snakes as a sign of healing. That’s because they are connected with water – a universal symbol for purification and recovery. As for the Greeks, they are also considered as beacons of health because of Asclepius, the god of medicine. His power to heal sick people is inspired by the snake’s ability to shed off his old scales to come up with a new, shiny covering.

Apart from healing, tattoos of snakes also represent unification and cooperation. The inspiration for this again is Asclepius, and his association with the sign of healing (a snake entwined around a rod) similar to the caduceus – another symbol associated with regeneration and improvement. Another thought associated with snake tattoos is protection, as serpents were used in burial art to protect the deceased as they pass through the realm of the living to the realm of the dead. With these meanings, it cannot be denied that snake tattoos are filled with beautiful meanings. If you want to embody all these characterizations, then ask your tattoo artist to give you a compelling snake ink.




Medical Angel

Medical Angel

Medusa Gargona Tattoo

Medusa Gargona Tattoo

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Good Vs. Evil

Good Vs. Evil

Snake

Snake

hydra

hydra

Cobra Tattoo

Cobra Tattoo

medusa with skull

medusa with skull

scaredy cat

scaredy cat

Aztec Feathered Serpent

Aztec Feathered Serpent

Black Rose Heart

Black Rose Heart

snake and mask

snake and mask

The Indians and the Vikings

The Indians and the Vikings

Snake1

Snake1

Geisha

Geisha

Shelby Cobra

Shelby Cobra

Poisonous Snake

Poisonous Snake

Panther and Cobra

Panther and Cobra

goat, snake, rose

goat, snake, rose

Snake with flowers

Snake with flowers

Rainbow Serpent

Rainbow Serpent

Snake with Banner

Snake with Banner

skull and snake

skull and snake

Medusa

Medusa

the Pain of Love

the Pain of Love

Snakes and a woman

Snakes and a woman

Wolf and Snake

Wolf and Snake

snake tattoo

snake tattoo

snake

snake

Norse Design

Norse Design