Scorpion Tattoos and Meanings
One animal tattoo that you may be interested in is the scorpion tattoo. Although scorpion tattoos are not that mainstream, they are popular. They are mainly worn by men, but a few women may consider such a tattoo. Just like all animal tattoos, this one represents traits and attributes of the scorpion. In fact, the scorpion can represent a variety of different meanings. The design can be in several different sizes and can be tattooed nearly anywhere on the body.
In this article, I will discuss scorpion tattoos and their meanings, and you will have the opportunity to view several different designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.
Behind the Scorpion Tattoo
When it comes to distinct designs, the scorpion is sure to fit the bill. It's fierce looking and deadly. These tattoos can be done in a variety of different designs and in a variety of colors, such as brown, blue, red, and tan.
- The scorpion is easily identified by its two front claws and a stinger. If you are looking for an intimidating design, the scorpion screams it.
- There are a variety of scorpion species around the world.
- Part of the arachnid family and closely related to spiders, they are believed to be over 400 million years old.
- The scorpion has a bad reputation and it has been that way for thousands of years. In most cases, though, it is not as deadly to humans as one would think and the stings are said to be no worse then a bee sting. There are scorpions that do have the ability to kill humans in one sting, but not many.
- The scorpion does have symbolic meaning, based on its behavior. For example, when mating, the male scorpion does a seductive sex dance to impress the female. The tattoo, then, can represent male sexuality and arousal.
Many ancient cultures believed the scorpion was symbolic.
- The Mayans compared the scorpion to surgery because they numb their victims before the kill.
- In Buddhism, the scorpion can be found in ancient weapons and other artifacts.
- The scorpion is also symbolic to a variety of religions. It has almost always been associated with evil.
- The scorpion was also popular in Egyptian legends and mythology. Egypt is where most of the dangerous scorpions in the world reside. Some of them have a deadly sting, even to humans. Scorpions have played a vital role in Egyptian history. The Egyptian goddess Isis used gigantic scorpions to protect her as she searched for her lover's body. This corresponds with one of the more popular meanings: protection.
- In Greek mythology, the scorpion symbolizes a fighter with quick speed and a deadly ending. This is one of the more popular meanings of the tattoo. You may be a fighter, a boxer, or something of that nature and your tattoo can represent that. It can also represent a fight for life, such as surviving an accident or cancer. In the end, your tattoo represents what you want it to represent.
- The scorpion is also associated with Scorpio, which is a zodiac sign. The scorpion is the eighth sign of the western zodiac. Those who are born from October 23 through November 21 are Scorpios. The Scorpio represents struggle and resistance. It also represents victory in life as well. Scorpios are said to be devoted, loyal, dignified, and sensitive.
Since there are so many different associations with the scorpion, it can mean many different things.
One of the main meanings of the scorpion is toughness. The scorpion is a tough creature relative to its size. It is also a fighter. The scorpion tattoo can represent both. Many people choose the scorpion because it is their Zodiac sign. They may associate their tattoo with their sign. Either way, there are a variety of meanings behind the scorpion.
You want to make sure you take time to view a variety of designs before you choose one to get inked. This goes for any design that you may choose. Take your time and make sure you do all the research. Scorpion tattoos are usually small, but they come in all shapes and sizes. There are also different variations, such as a tribal scorpion. With all things considered, take your time and make sure you choose a tattoo that fits you. This is why it is very important to fully understand what your tattoo design represents.
Best Scorpion Tattoos
In my opinion, the best scorpion tattoos are the designs with detail and shading. I don't mind tribal scorpion tattoos, but the detail work is what sets these tattoos off. While scorpions make for a great alone tattoo, I like the fact that it can be designed with other tattoo symbols.
Check out the 5th scorpion tattoo on the right. You can clearly see a big difference with this tattoo compared to the others. Looks awesome. So if you're considering getting a scorpion tattoo, that would be the way to do. Both design and placement are great.