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Tattoo of Scorpion

Dangerous

by GiErre »
2008, Sep 4th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

Scorpions are feared for their poison and they are often associated to the idea of danger, but in ancient times they were revered by Egyptians as healers of the living and guardians of the dead, and Babylonian myths tell stories of half human, half scorpion men who were great warriors (similar myths appear to be common in precolumbian cultures as well).

Among the zodiac star signs the scorpion is a symbol of water, and that´s why we thought of preparing a version of this tattoo with surrounding waves.

That´s interesting to notice how similar these Greek waves are to some Maori motifs, but this must not be a surprise since both Greeks and Maoris shared a strong relation with the sea.

Greek styled patterns were requested by Renato to integrate the word "scorpion" he got written with Greek letters:

What this tattoo will look like

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