Colorful Mermaid Tattoo Ideas & Meaning

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Mystic and imaginary creatures were popular themes for tattoos for thousands of years. The images of gods and creatures are found in tattoo history of ancient civilizations and mermaid is one of the mystic creatures from that list. Unlike the other imaginary creatures that may look fierce and dangerous mermaid is totally adorable with not a single touch of aggression. They are perfect as symbol tattoos in terms of style and meaning.

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Myths about mermaids go back to 1000 BC. Mermaids are mentioned in different cultures and described as beautiful girls with long hair and fish tail. They wear necklaces and rings and they are pictured with other nautical symbol like waves, anchor, ship, seashells and etc. There are many stories and legends about mermaids. In many cultures they symbolized femininity, temptation, sensuality and danger. Mermaids had unique power to attract sailors with their glimpse and voice and as soon as they are attracted by their beauty mermaids grab them and take down the ocean.

Mermaid tattoos became popular with the trend of Old School tattoo style. Nautical theme of Old School tattoos started gaining popularity all over the world and they are still popular after centuries. Today mermaids are pictured in brighter colors with beautiful faces and background.

Mermaid tattoo is more popular among men. Indeed, men more often choose the image of a woman as a tattoo style thus honoring the beauty of woman and her role in his life. similar tattoo is larger than medium tattoo and it is definitely more eye catching than monotone tattoos. They are pictured on shoulder, back and sleeve. For more dramatic look mermaid is pictured with other nautical symbols.

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