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.





Snakes of Spades

Snakes of Spades

tribal combination

tribal combination

Medical Star Viper

Medical Star Viper

bright snake

bright snake

tribal snake

tribal snake

Gracefully Dangerous

Gracefully Dangerous

Snake and nail.

Snake and nail.

Green Viper

Green Viper

Pineal Gland

Pineal Gland

Fire/EMT

Fire/EMT

Feminine

Feminine

Don't Tread On Me

Don't Tread On Me

Snake

Snake

Dagger with snake

Dagger with snake

Rendition: Dark Mark

Rendition: Dark Mark

Uroboros

Uroboros

Naga

Naga

Lord Voldemort Sugar Skull

Lord Voldemort Sugar Skull

Snake‡

Snake‡

Demon Dragon bust

Demon Dragon bust

Naagini

Naagini

SBink Cobra

SBink Cobra

Trust no one

Trust no one

African Millipede

African Millipede

Lotus Mandala with Ouroboros

Lotus Mandala with Ouroboros

vodo skull

vodo skull

Snake Pinup Design

Snake Pinup Design

Peony and snake

Peony and snake

Chaos Snakes 01

Chaos Snakes 01

Geisha

Geisha