Alligator and crocodile tattoos have different meanings depending on the culture.
The History of Alligator & Crocodile Tattoos
Crocodiles and alligators have been around since the dinosaur era. They are ultimate consideration artists and, given their inclination for the craft, they are well able to adapt to any difficult situation. The word “crocodile” comes from the Greek words “crocodile deilos. Despite their almost impenetrable armor, crocodiles and alligators have a weak spot and that is the soft belly of animals in the old world, crocodiles are so powerful that they have been worshiped as deities of creation and life. Sobek was a creator god and was often depicted with the symbol of life. The Egyptians were so fascinated and so in love with this creature that they built a thriving city Asinoe (later renamed Crocodilopolis by the Greeks) in his honor. As an extension of their role as creators, the Mayans believed that the world was supported by four massive crocodiles. For the Native Americans, these incredible held reptiles are seen as symbols of power.
The Meaning of Alligator & Crocodile Tattoos
- Male Power and Virility
- Intuition and the subconscious
Alligator & Crocodile Tattoo Design Variations
Your tattoo design can contain any number of elements. From tribal patterns to weird cartoon characters, alligator and crocodile tattoos come in a variety of colors and sizes.
Popular Alligator and Crocodile Tattoo Variations Include: Tribal Alligator and Crocodile Tattoos Alligators and crocodiles are one of nature’s most pristine animals, as such, it’s no surprise that tribal alligator and crocodile tattoos are the most popular of the genre. Tribal patterns come from a variety of regions around the world and convey significant spiritual messages within the culture of the indigenous peoples to which the patterns belong. Tribal alligator and crocodile tattoos not only represent a strong connection to the natural element, water, but also the raw power of an incredible animal, masculine strength and masculinity.
Cartoon Alligator and Crocodile Tattoos Sometimes reptile tattoos are pop culture elements like cartoon characters. It’s an interesting contrast when a fierce and fearsome creature like the alligator is portrayed as an adorable, harmless little mutt. Cartoon alligator and crocodile tattoos express the innocent side more easily. In essence you are a gentle soul, but beneath the surface you are a force to be reckoned with. You can choose from different options, there is something for every taste. Before you decide on a new tattoo you should be exactly sure what this tattoo should symbolize, where you want it to go on your body and whether you want to combine your tattoo with other elements – the pictures will hopefully help you and you can make a decision more easily . Thank you for reading, see you next time.