Many people choose to get scorpion tattoos for several reasons. This may perhaps be because of the historical significance of the animal, who is a member of the family of arachnids. There is a huge species of the scorpion although its real beginning is not specified. But there is much evidence that points out that these animals have been roaming the planet more than 400 million years ago. With this in mind, let us take a look at the significance and meaning behind the scorpion.
With regards to Greek mythology, scorpions are indications of the readiness of the military. This is being compared to its fast bite which has poisonous results. Many constellations have been given the name after scorpions and are represented by Astrology. This is perhaps why many people have chosen this tattoo design. There are also some people who choose the design because it represents their zodiac sign, the Scorpio. It is a constant reminder of the presence of death in our daily lives.
There is also another belief that the segmented body of the animal has some healing and power senses. Many believe that scorpions represent protection and healing for the dead. Other cultures also believe that their warriors have been reincarnated as half scorpion and half human so that they can defeat their enemies. In addition, the scorpion is believed to be the reason for Orion’s death, as he is now visible in the constellations. No matter what you believe in, the scorpion stands for life and death, healing and pain.
Once you have decided to get the arachnid inked on your body, you must choose an appropriate representation. In order to get ideas for the appearance you want, you can look them up online. Getting the Scorpio zodiac sign would be a good idea. You can also choose the creature to battle other animals as it is poised and always ready to strike. With more than 2000 different species, it might be a good idea to look at the kind which you are familiar with the most. But still, you will have to consider the colors, sizes, and the shapes too.
The normal body part where scorpion tattoos are being inked on is the lower back, hip, upper arm and the ankle. But if you would like to see the tattoo every day, then you might not consider placing it on your back. At the same time, consider how your appearance will look like especially if you are working in the corporate world. Nonetheless, make sure you have made your decision wisely as removing the tattoo can be painful, expensive and can even leave behind some hideous scar that you surely do not want.