Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The goat is a polarizing animal. The reason I say this is because it can represent all aspects of the good and evil. The goat is used in many satanic symbols but is also a sign of life and strength in other cultures. In this post, I’m going to review some of the symbolism behind the goat and the different ways people get the goat tattoo.

Of all animals, the goat was the first to be domesticated by man. The reason for this is because they are a resourceful animal. They are used for their meat and milk and in some cultures, they are sacred. Goats have a big role in the growth of human civilization. Because this animal has had such an impact on humanity, there are a lot of myths and legends surrounding this animal.

In Norse legends, Thor was pulled across the sky in a chariot pulled by goats. Every night Thor would eat these goats and they would reincarnate every morning and go back to pulling Thor’s chariot.

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The word Dragon is derived from a Greek word which literally translates into 'huge serpent' and 'one who sees clearly', as well as the Latin word draconem (huge serpent). The creature has strong ties with several cultures worldwide, from European folklore and Middle Eastern mythologies to Asian influences. 

In European folklore, dragons were seen as a evil creatures that had to be slain by a noble knight. Stories abound of the legends of dragon slayers and serpent killers like Beowulf, the Archangel Michael, and Tristan. Dragon folklore appear in Jewish and Christian in the form of a serpent and killing a dragon is often interpreted as defeating Satan. 

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lotus Flower Tattoo Meanings

Zhou Dunyi, a Confucian scholar, once claimed that he “love[s] the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” As one of the most significant flowers in Eastern cultures, the lotus flower symbolizes a variety of values related to spirituality. In fact, in Asia, Egypt, and India, the lotus is as culturally significant as the rose is in North America. Below, we’ve assembled a lotus flower tattoo dictionary, explaining the meaning behind each unique lotus flower tattoo design.

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

This majestic bird has long been a symbol of Spirituality, Wisdom, and Power. While it is most commonly associated with the United States, the Eagle as a cultural representation has been around for thousands of years. 

From as far back as the days of ancient Greece, eagles have been seen as the embodiment of masculine Strength and Virility. The Greek god Zeus, known for his numerous trysts with mortal women, was often associated with the Eagle and the animal itself was usually depicted carrying the ultimate symbol of Zeus, a lightning bolt. 

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