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

Aztec Feathered Serpent

Aztec Feathered Serpent

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Good Vs. Evil

Good Vs. Evil

Snake

Snake

medusa with skull

medusa with skull

hydra

hydra

Cobra Tattoo

Cobra Tattoo

scaredy cat

scaredy cat

Red Boa

Red Boa

snake

snake

Capricorn year of the snake

Capricorn year of the snake

Moon gazer woman skull

Moon gazer woman skull

Own and snake

Own and snake

Day of the Dead Medusa

Day of the Dead Medusa

The Serpent of Sin

The Serpent of Sin

Octopus skull

Octopus skull

Valkyrie

Valkyrie

cobra

cobra

Dragon and skull

Dragon and skull

ouroboros

ouroboros

scorpion cobra design

scorpion cobra design

King Cobra

King Cobra

Chic w/ Sword

Chic w/ Sword

snake old school

snake old school

Rabbit Hunter

Rabbit Hunter

the snake and the arrow

the snake and the arrow

Eye of Omniscience

Eye of Omniscience

The Pink rabbit&The; Snake

The Pink rabbit&The; Snake