Can you remember your childhood days? The stories you read or listened about mermaids. How this mysterious creature became your fascination? Yes almost all of us can recall the stories of mermaid because it was one of the popular creatures of our bedtime stories. Even some of us fell in love with the beauty of the little mermaid. And now when you are really interested about inking a tattoo on your body, you can easily think of mermaid tattoos. Mermaid tattoos are not actually the tattoo design which is very popular but day by day it’s growing its demand in the tattoo arena. So let’s us know about it in details.
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The concept of mermaid tattoos actually came from the sailors many many years ago. They were only responsible for making this creature popular all over the world. So from them we came to know about this amazing creature of Sea. But as they are completely mysterious and no such traces has been found about this amazing creature in the sea till today, so we still have a great eager to know about them. Even today in this age of modern science, some people still believe that mermaid do exists in the sea.
From ancient age, mermaids are a part of western and Japanese marine folklore. Even the Romans and the Greeks had many tales based on this amazing creature. The image of a mermaid is of half human and half fish. It is believed by the sailors that the mermaid actually would sit on the rocks in the middle sea playing with their hair to draw sailors and ships towards them. They actually used their power of looks and lovely voices to attract humans towards them. But most dangerous part is that, as said, once a sailor or a ship get in their clutches, they could never recover from there.
Greek culture says that mermaids are actually created due to the mating of Zeus and Poseidon, who are actually believed as the water gods with Aphrodite who is the goddess of sexuality and love. But whatever may be the belief, scientists say that it is nothing but a misconception or a fictional belief among the people. The sailors might have confused mermaids with Manatee; a creature is seen sunning themselves on the rocks. This is confusion because of poor vision caused due to lack of food and outside contact.
But no matter what everyone think about mermaids, but actually they have a lot of importance in the life of sailors. Many men who are related to the seas, gets the tattoo of this mythical creature. This may be due to superstition, fear or even fascination. Sailors fear from mermaids because of the association and death which they believe. And some sailors really think that mermaids are too beautiful and magical which led into a great fascination. Mermaid tattoos portray only the mermaids or many other marine symbols can be attached to it.
But today in this present world, mermaid tattoos are not only limited to the people associated with sea life but it has also gained a lot of popularity among the common people all over the world. Actually mermaid tattoos look very beautiful and attractive and so they are mostly chosen. Even females are also getting attracted to mermaid tattoos. The recent Disney film ‘The Little Mermaid’ did a lot in making the mermaid more popular among all sorts of people. So make a lot of study on the mermaids before making a mermaid tattoo and obviously know about the symbolic meaning attached to it. So have nice time ahead.