Men love to hear stories. From childhood listening to stories from parents before going to sleep has become a norm or tradition in the society. These stories involve daredevil adventures of heroes who accomplish impossible tasks or rescue beautiful princes while engaging in battle with monsters and evil creatures. Mythological stories from around the world have no shortage of this kind of tales. Greek mythology is a treasure of such tales.
Meaning Of Greek Mythology Tattoos
The culture or way of life that has given birth to Greek mythologies has vanished from Greece long ago. Now several archeological relics in the form of mostly sculptures and wall paintings that are seen in museums around the world give evidence of the bygone Greek civilization. Greek mythology tattoos are designed after images (in sculptures or paintings) of Greek heroes, gods and goddesses, monsters and incidents from different stories. These tattoos symbolize the universal appeal of bed time stories. Moreover it stand for love of adventure, conquer the dangerous and unknown, strength, admiration for lost civilizations and all things that are in true sense classic.
Places In The Body Where A Greek Mythology Tattoo Can Be Made
The best places for such tattoos are back, chest, arms and shoulder.
Here Are 10 Mighty Greek Mythology Tattoo Designs For Men:
The strongest man on earth is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. There are several Hercules designs that are available in tattoo market which show Hercules head or face as well as the mighty man fighting the Nemean lion.
Zeus the king of god is the second popular character of Greek mythology. Several designs show face or head of Zeus and full figure Zeus with lightning bolt in hand.
Greek Goddess Tattoos
Several interesting tattoo designs show beautiful Greek goddesses like Athena in warrior costume.
Perseus Tattoo Designs
The tale of Greek hero Perseus, the son of Zeus who killed the monster Krakken and rescued the princess Andromeda is another popular Greek mythology tattoo design after Hercules. Perseus is seen holding the head of Medusa (the monster who has writhing snakes in the head instead of hair) in the tattoo.
Icarus is the tragic Greek hero who tried to fly like birds with the help of wings his father built. But he failed and fell in the sea. Attractive Icarus tattoo designs show Icarus flying with wings like an angel.
Theseus Tattoo Designs
Theseus is another Greek hero who fought and killed the dreaded half man half bull Minotaur. Interesting designs show Theseus engaged in battle with evil minotaur.
Pegasus is the horse with wings that helped Perseus in his quest to rescue princes Andromeda. Several spectacular tattoo designs show Pegasus in flight.
Atlas Tattoo Designs
Atlas is a giant from the story of Hercules who held the earth in his shoulder. Atlas tattoos are aplenty in market.
Centaur the half man half horse creature is an important element of Greek mythology. Centaurs were valiant warriors who used to teach Greek heroes in several stories.
Hydra Tattoo Designs
A Hydra is a fearful beast which has seven heads with long serpentine necks. Mention of a Hydra is found in the tale of Hercules and Jason who killed a Hydra to get the magical golden fleece. Hydra tattoos are also popular Greek mythology tattoo designs that can be fond in the market.
So you want a Greek mythology tattoo in the body. You can choose any design from the list given here.