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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Greek Tattoos For Girls

Do you think Greek tattoos are for the guys only? Well, think again because some of the best Greek tattoos are for girls. Not only are the designs great but they can be custom made by none other but you!

At one point in time, tattoos on a woman were not the "norm", and many women who had them covered them up when out in public. Thank goodness that in today's world we can have as much fun with tattoos as the guys can without being criticized.

Popular places for girls to get tattoos include the lower back, ankles, wrists, belly button, and the front of the hips. Greek tattoos for girls can be amazing and really stand out when custom designed instead of being just the old standard designs out of a parlor book. Let's look at what's popular and has a Greek history on top of it.

Butterflies

Butterflies are very popular and many people don't realize that they do in fact have Greek significance. The ancient Greek word for butterfly is "psyche" which means "soul". In Greek mythology, butterflies were associated with the human soul. They were considered to be the souls of those who had passed away, flying into the heavens.

The Greek God Eros married a human woman named Psyche. They are very often pictured together surrounded by beautiful butterflies. Greek tattoos for girls can include simple forms of butterflies or intricate designs that surround a figure or figures.

Angels

Greek tattoos for girls wouldn't be complete without a reference to angels. The word "angel" comes from the Greek term "angelos". Quite simply, angelos means messenger. In the Greek religion, an angelos was a divine messenger who relayed messages from the Gods to the humans. They were the intermediates between the Gods and us earthlings. Some of the Gods even had wings themselves and there is reference in some of the myths to humans who could fly.

The halo that Christians associate with angels actually originated in Greek times. The sun God Helios was depicted in many paintings with a halo. The image of the halo (or the golden light) has stuck and is generally associated with angels.

Angels can be used very simply by themselves or more elaborately if you choose. They look great when shown flying in a bundle of clouds or drifting elegantly down to earth. The possibilities are endless.

Both butterflies and angels make great Greek tattoos for girls. The secret to getting a tattoo that will stand out above the rest is to do some research yourself. Keep in mind that the designs that you see in a parlor are very basic. They are designed that way to get you in and out as fast as possible.

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