Traditional Greek Sign Tattoo

sign tattoo

Tribal tattoos and sign tattoos from different cultures are an important subcategory in the huge group of tattoo designs. Both tribal and sign tattoos carry unique meaning and symbolism as well as present deep connection with the culture. Wearing similar tattoo will not only look very stylish but also bond to a certain ancient culture. We have talked much about tribal tattoos and sign tattoos and we will show you even more tattoo ideas. It is time to talk about an interesting sign tattoo that looks so mysterious. The Staff of Hermes of the Caduceus is a sign tattoo that represents a stick with winged snakes twisted around it. The unique symbolism of the sign as well as its meaning made this image one of the most sought tattoo designs for men and women.

sign tattoo on sleeve

There are two myths about the sign. According to firs legend Hermes used the stick to bring peace two fighting snakes. The Caduceus symbolizes the balance as well as conflict between two opposing notions like good and evil, day and night, man and woman and etc.

Snakes pictured in the sign symbolize transformation, while wings stand for higher integrity and higher mind. The Caduceus sign tattoo also symbolizes life, renewal, protection, dualism, fertility, transcendence and etc.

The stick or sword is a unique energy –  transfer between body and mind. It may as well symbolize the sexual connection between man and woman.

The form of the sign tattoo looks great on back and lower back. For modern tattoo go for a black Caduceus sign tattoo with simple lines and no shading. To make everything brighter you can choose colorful sign tattoo with embellished stick and colorful snakes.

sign tattoo on back

sign tattoo on back

sign tattoo on sleeve

sign tattoo on wrist

sign tattoo on shoulder

sign tattoo on arm

sign tattoo on sleeve

sign tattoo on back

sign tattoo on back

sign tattoo on shoulder

sign tattoo on sleeve

sign tattoo for women