Mermaid Tattoos – Meaning and Symbolism

Mermaid Tattoo meaningbeauty (like a giraffe), emotion, mystery (like an octopus), freedom (like most creatures in the sea or in the sky), creation, seductive, dreaming (like frogs), intuition, magic (like a Griffin), etc. You can actually add a mermaid tattoo on a guy also, there is nothing to worry about. So, do you need some pictures?

Elegant mermaid tattoo

Elegant mermaid tattoo

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Unique mermaid tattoo

Unique mermaid tattoo

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Mermaid Tattoo symbolism:

  • History/Legend: the mermaid is a legendary sea-creature – the body is human (female), but the tail is from a fish. You can find the mermaids in various cultures, such as: Europe, East, Africa, etc. Everyone heard about mermaids, at least once in their lifes. Sailors were the first ones to report seeing mermaids. Not only that, but sailors related mermaids to seduction. Was it real? Was it not? It doesn’t matter, all it matters is that such a tattoo looks cool for both men and women.
  • Greek mythology: mermaids appear in the Greek mythology. You can find the mermaids in the Odyssey also. The mermaids were called “Femme fatale“. In the Greek mythology you can also find the Atargatis goddess, who looked like a mermaid. She had a fish body. Mostly because mermaids are related to sailors, these also means they are related to ships.
  • The Little mermaid” – do you know that this story was first published in 1837? People also like to get these type of Little mermaid cartoon tattoos. Not only they look cute, but they are funny! Do you want some pictures?
Little Mermaid tattoo

Little Mermaid tattoo

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Mermaid Tattoo Placement ideasbehind your ear, on your chest, on your foot, on your forearm, on your hand, etc. But before getting a tattoo, think long enough. Not only it’s hard to remove it (sometime impossible or to expensive), but it’s also complicated and painful. Do you need more pictures?

Strange Mermaid tattoo

Strange Mermaid tattoo

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Mermaid Tattoo on celebritiesLady Gaga (I’ve read that she has a mermaid tattoo on her body. Don’t know if she still has it). I haven’t found more celebrities with this kind of tattoos. I don’t say they don’t exist, but I haven’t found them yet. If you are able to find some of these celebrities, please share with us if you have the time. Thanks!

People who get mermaid tattoos also get similar tattoos, such as: mermaid butterfly tattoos, octopus mermaid tattoo, mermaid dolphin tattoos, mermaid and koi tattoos, neptune mermaid tattoos, mermaid peacock tattoos or maybe an yin yang mermaid tattoo? These are the most popular combinations people choose for their mermaid tattoos. What’s yours?

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