Mermaid tattoos have a long history in Western and even Japanese culture. They can be traced back to various ancient cultures that lived close to the ocean. For example the ancient Greeks and Romans both have a deep mythology and stories about mermaids and other sea sirens and creatures. The Greeks believe that these half women half sea creatures would wait on the rocks combing their long flowing hair and try to capture the wayward sailor with their beautiful song. Early sailors would sometimes report seeing mermaids after long voyages at sea. This was no doubt an illusion brought on by fatigue and poor nutrition but nonetheless a vision that often left a lasting impression. Over time more and more sailors started getting these mermaid tattoos. Typically on their forearm and sometimes in combination with an anchor or other nautical themes. But, mermaid tattoos have since come a long way. Many women are getting these beautiful creatures of the sea inked on their skin. This mermaid tattoo on a women’s breast is a wonderful example of how women are now using what was once a masculine tattoo. In what way can you utilize the mermaid tattoo?
Mermaids tattoos have a very long history in Western culture that can be traced back to many ancient cultures that lived close to the sea. Both of the ancient Greeks and Romans have deep mythology and stories about mermaids. The Greeks believe that these half women half sea creatures would wait on the rocks combing their long flowing hair and try to capture the wayward sailor with their beautiful song. It was believed that their voices were enticing and beautiful enough to easily draw a man into their clutches. At present, mermaid tattoos have become popular again. The mermaid tattoo design is no longer the sole domain of sailors but more and more women are getting these tattoos. This could be due to the popularization of mermaids in movies like "The Little Mermaid". Whatever the reason many women are getting mermaid tattoos as they are another way to represent feminine power and beauty making for a popular tattoo design. The mermaid tattoo in the picture is a great representation of how powerful these half women and half fish creatures can be. A little splash of color added to it and I would ink it into my skin. How about you?
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