A fish tattoo is a fairly popular and significant drawing with a secret meaning, emphasizing the connection of the owner with higher forces. At the same time, the meaning of the tattoo is different – the fish is often considered not only as azodiac symbol , but also as a sign of belonging to the Christian religion. In addition, such a tattoo reflects an interest in a certain culture or speaks about the inner feelings and personal qualities of the person wearing it – strength, courage, courage.
The symbolism of fish in various cultures.
- Since ancient times, fish has been given special importance as the guardian of the lower world, which holds the earth. In another version of the legend, it is the fish that brings silt for construction from the bottom of the world ocean, creates the earth's firmament.
- In pre-Christian Akkadian mythology, fish is an invariable attribute of the goddess Astarte, the patroness of carnal love and war.
- According to the Buddhist worldview, the fish symbolizes the service of the great teacher-the Buddha himself, for whose sake earthly attachments and small human passions are rejected.
- In traditional Chinese beliefs, this water spirit testifies to prosperity and material well – being (the symbol for fish - "yu" is translated as "abundance"), as well as marital love and a stable marriage union.
- In early Christian teaching, the sign of the fish was interpreted as a monogram of Jesus Christ.
Tattoo – the zodiac sign "pisces".
The fish tattoo symbol is perfect for people born on the days from February 19 to March 20. For them, this is a protective sign, akin to an amulet. At the same time, it emphasizes the best qualities of carriers according to the zodiac circle:
- sensitivity to the feelings of others,
- excellent intuition,
- psychic abilities,
- artistic talent.
For a woman born in a period when the water element reigns, a fish tattoo means a happy life in love. For a man, it means that he has found his "flow", his life path that he intends to follow. So, the romanticism, artistry, poetic nature of the zodiac pisces is translated into the corresponding tattoo. However, it is important to note that pisces, as the last element of the zodiac circle, also become a symbol of extinction, death, and, at the same time, indicate the infinity of existence.
Sketch of the "fish" tattoo.
The modern school of art tattooing is characterized by various ways of drawing fish – some of them are quite symbolic, others depict marine life in detail.
- The pisces zodiac tattoo is designated extremely simply – two wavy lines are crossed by one straight line.
- The clarity of the drawing and the presence of interesting details is distinguished by the tattoo of a goldfish, which contributes to the prosperity of the owner and the fulfillment of his wishes (it is enough to recall the fairy tale of A. S. Pushkin).
- A special mystical meaning is given to carp, which emphasizes strength, diligence, overcoming difficulties and perseverance in achieving the intended goal. In the eastern countries – Japan and China, the image of the koi carp is widespread, personifying fearlessness, wisdom and power.
- Traditionally, koi carp is created in the oriental style in gray-black or yellow colors, bright orange or red tones are acceptable, as well as blue and blue shades. To enhance the properties of the talisman inherent in such a tattoo, it is drawn on a large scale on the forearm, arm or back.
Men who choose a pisces tattoo prefer to convey power, aggression, unwillingness to be led by earthly passions. Their choice is sharks, pikes, catfish.
The sketch of the "fish" tattoo is very different, depending on personal preferences and the meaning invested in the image. To place a small zodiac symbol, the wrist or neck is perfect, and connoisseurs of spectacular body images will prefer to make a large tattoo on the back, shoulder or leg.