Ethical Ouroboros Tattoos

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Some people choose tattoos simply because they see the designs and fall in love with it. Others search for symbols and images that have a deeper meaning. The ouroboros tattoo is one of those designs that not only looks remarkable but is also packed with ancient significance. And those who choose it will definitely be aware of what it symbolizes.
The ouroboros is an Ancient Greek symbol that shows a circular snake or dragon that is eating its own tail. This self-devouring figure first appeared around the 14th century BC and since then it has been adopted by many cultures and religions as a spiritual symbol. It is regarded as positive and even used in mathematics to form the symbol of infinity.
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Long – A long ouroboros tattoo design looks simpler in shape to a pretzel; twisted around itself into an almost heart shape. This slightly more complex design usually includes more details like scales and wings.

Infinity Ouroboros – This design looks like a figure eight and could be drawn with one or two dragons or snakes. When there is only one the serpent will wrap over itself and when there are two they make be “hooked” or intertwined with each other. These designs can range from simple to complex and sometimes show one scaled snake together with the skeleton of another. This is a strong cyclic rendering of life and death.
Dragon – The dragon itself is seen as a masculine creature and is associated with power and good fortune. In some tattoo designs, the dragon will be nothing more than a simple outline but the client can add striking details such as claws, wings, and color if they wish.
Snake –The snake inspires fear in many people and is often viewed in a negative light but that doesn’t stop people from using snakes for their tattoos. The snake possesses notable qualities like adaptation and stealth and can make a striking tattoo. Talented artists can capture the smooth belly and scales realistically and even add scary fangs to the

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