Tattoo with the god Anubis is one of those options that are rare, who decides to do only "because they liked it". And this is very correct – 90% of tattoos have a hidden meaning and meaning. All the more carefully it is necessary to approach the choice of sacred images, and it does not matter at all whether we believe unconditionally in their essence, just who knows what...
Anubis is one of the oldest ancient Egyptian gods, there are references to him in drawings from the time of animism – the period of faith in the living soul of nature. He was depicted as a wild Sub dog or a desert jackal. It is extremely rare to see such an "old-school" Anubis tattoo on someone's arm or other part of the body, most of them are well versed in ancient Egyptian mythology.
Much later, Anubis received anthropomorphic features – he began to be depicted as a man, but with the head of the same dog or jackal. Around this time, the guardian of the border zone between the worlds of the living and the dead takes on the functions of the judge of souls. After this" position " is taken away from him by Osiris, he continues to monitor the order in both worlds, transfer souls to the next world and helps to judge them.
It is with this that the most common meaning of the Anubis tattoo is associated – the highest justice. For some, it is a symbol of faith in the gods, karma or fate, and someone seeks to become a judge for others. In this case, the image of God is complemented by the scales, the heart and the feather of Maat, together or separately. The meaning lies in the interpretation of the legend, according to which Anubis determines the degree of purity of the human soul by weighing the heart of the deceased. If the pen outweighs the heart, then a person has lived righteously, and an analogue of paradise awaits him, and if not...
Another classic Anubis tattoo is usually done on the back due to the need for a large area and maximum detail. Although a good master will be able to convey all that strength and confidence even in a small drawing. We are talking about a Guard with a staff of Uas, which is associated with Anubis himself, as well as with Set. First of all, it is a symbol of power, but few people know about another meaning – readiness to come to the rescue in a difficult moment.
Other ancient Egyptian symbols often become traditional elements of Anubis tattoos. The most common combination is god with the key Ankh (Ankh). In this case, it is rather a talisman against all the bad things that may occur on the way. Less often, sketches for Anubis tattoos include Ouadget – the all-seeing eye of Horus. Like the symbol itself, such a combination can have different meanings, but experts in ancient culture usually mean rebirth. The fact is that among the possible variants of the fate of the left eye knocked out by Set from Horus, there is also one where the damaged organ was buried by Anubis on the slopes of the mountain, giving birth to a vine.
A common interpretation of Anubis tattoos for men has become fearlessness – indeed, what is there to be afraid of for someone who is already constantly on the verge. Actually, this is why such tattoos are often made by people of risky professions and lifestyle. Sometimes the interpretation implies, among other things, a willingness to be tough and even cruel. The fans of ancient Egyptian culture have not forgotten that this god is considered the first and main embalmer, and was also well versed in medicinal and poisonous substances. Therefore, it can be seen in doctors and discoverers-experimenters.
Anubis tattoo is universal, and can be anywhere – on the leg, arm, back, neck or chest. It all depends on the size and additional elements of the drawing, as well as on the desire to show or hide it. The meaning and meaning do not depend on the place of application, as well as on the gender of the tattoo owner.
As for the style, the maximum endurance of the ancient Egyptian is considered traditional. But not everyone likes minimalism, so more often the style turns out to be "pseudo-Egyptian", more like South American organic or bio-organic, sometimes in combination with chicano. If you look carefully at the photos of Anubis tattoos in the catalogs, you can find options designed in the technique of blackwork, new school, trash, horor and even oriental or neo-tadishnl. Very good options are obtained when combining several schools.
When making the final choice, the recommended colors for Anubis tattoos should be taken into account:
The ancient Egyptian assistant to the lord of the underworld is not a cartoon character at all. But it is not worth considering him exclusively as a gloomy figure. Rather, it is a reminder of the diversity of our existence and the opportunity to get acquainted with its most diverse facets.