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

hydra

hydra

Cobra Tattoo

Cobra Tattoo

scaredy cat

scaredy cat

Snakes and a woman

Snakes and a woman

Indian Chief Skull rattle snake

Indian Chief Skull rattle snake

Skull, Snake and Rose Combo

Skull, Snake and Rose Combo

Red Boa

Red Boa

rattle_rose_diamond

rattle_rose_diamond

tribal snake2

tribal snake2

Long-tailed cat with a cobra

Long-tailed cat with a cobra

Climbing Lizard

Climbing Lizard

Eagle & Snake

Eagle & Snake

Octopus skull

Octopus skull

Snake and Roses II

Snake and Roses II

Snakes and Feathers

Snakes and Feathers

Square Knot Skull

Square Knot Skull

Dagger Snake

Dagger Snake

Take A Bite

Take A Bite

Chic w/ Sword

Chic w/ Sword

The serpent and the rose

The serpent and the rose

sword snake 1

sword snake 1

Snake & peony

Snake & peony

Skull with Top Hat

Skull with Top Hat

Red Viper

Red Viper