Caduceus Tattoo Ideas and Pictures


Caduceus Tattoo meaning – the caduceus Greek symbol tattoo is related to healing (like a sagittarius), protection (the caduceus is worn by Gods – Hermes, Iris, etc for protection/to protect. Or like a hamsa tattoo), magic (like most Greek/mythology symbols – like a mermaid), transformation (the caduceus also has transformative powers – like a Medusa), wisdom (like other Greek symbols – like a fox). Altough this symbol is mostly used with healing, some also associated this symbol with death, deception or theft, which is not exactly appropiate. Because of the 2 forces/snakes, this also represents power (like a koi fish) and balance (like a libra). Here are some other pictures with caduceus tattoos:

Angel Caduceus tattoo picture

Angel Caduceus tattoo picture

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Caduceus Tattoo with wings

Caduceus Tattoo with wings

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In some countries (like USA), some people will assume you have some sort of disease (like diabetes) if you have a caduceus tattoo. Furthermors, many nurses, medics, army medics also have these type of tattoos. Do you want some pictures for your next tattoo?

 

Caduceus Symbols:

  • the egyptian caduceus is also called the Djed.
  • the 2 snakes symbol: these can mean a couple of things, like: yin and yang, right and left, angel and devil, sun and moon, dolphin and octopus and many others.
  • the Caduceus appeared for the first time in USA in an Army hospital in 1856.
  • What about Hermes? The caduceus was a staff used by the God Hermes. I don’t know if you know already, but the caduceus was also a symbol of commerce (back then, with no internet and related stuff, commerce was totally different).
  • used in the army: like I said before, the caduceus symbol was first used in USA in an army hospital. Nowadays army and veterans have this tattoo to represent the lives saved in the war. Also, these type of tattoos are used by doctors too.

Here are another pictures:

Blue Caduceus tattoo

Blue Caduceus tattoo

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Yellow Caduceus tattoo

Yellow Caduceus tattoo

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Caduceus Tattoo Placement ideas – you can put it on your forearm, on your back, on your chest or even on your lower back. Here is one picture with the aesculapius (not to be confused with the caduceus – one has 1 snake, the other has 2 snakes):

Aesculapius medical symbol

Aesculapius medical symbol

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