Medusa Tattoo

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Medusa tattoo can be an interesting inking inspired by ancient mythology. Because this creature is a powerful emblem and symbol. It is an inspiration for many forms of art, movies, books and video games.

Myth

Medusa is a famous female character in Greek mythology. Medusa was not a Goddess. And she was not a monster. She was a human, a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. Myth tells that she was incredibile beautiful woman desired and envided by many. The Goddes Athena cursed Medusa for betraying her. She changed Medusa’s hair to horrid serpents and gave her legs of a bird and metalic wings. In fact she became a scary creature with hideous face. So any person unlucky enough to stare at the face of this creature would turn into stone. Many years later Perseus killed the monster. Medusa finaly was beheaded.

Meaning

Medusa design can be eye-catching and deeply symbolic tattoo. For example ancient Greek warriors used her as an emblem on their shields to terrifie enemies.It was an intimidation and protection symbol. Meanings that may be applied to the Medusa emblem: evil, magic, feminine power, lifecycle, personality, rebirth, death, envy, jealousy, freedom, transformation, female rage.

Design

The Medusa tattoo is one that you can tattooed in many styles from realism to new school. That creature is perfect for someone looking to get an inking out of the norm, and there are many ways to portray her. Some tattoos give her the face of a monster. However there are also people who choose to give Medusa a face of an angel.

Medusa is not a mainstream tattoo. In most cases it can be stunning. Here are some amazing piece of fine examples of Medusa tattoo.

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