If you are looking for a cool and unique tattoo, think about a bat tattoo. Bats are so cute, they’re like cats with wings.
Since most vampire tales claim that these mythological creatures transform into bats for flight and to enter places with greater ease, bats have become a symbol of evil and all things ghoulish.
Creatures that sleep in the caves and rise out in the night also speak rebirth. More meanings include Journeying, facing your inner demons, communication, darkness and death, illusion, yet sometimes prosperity and happiness. As with any art form and metaphorical subjects your own dark epic or adorable bright bat can mean whatever you feel like.
For example in Europe, bats can mean a sign of death and darkness. Legends often depict the bat as a form of evil spirit or as a vampire. This animal was described in the 1897 novel Dracula. The heroes of the story – vampires turned into bats.
In the Western cultures, bats are a symbol of darkness, black magic, and witchcraft. It is a representation of night and a foreboding nature. Superstitions and myth has given the bat an unpleasant reputation. The bat is seen as evil and unlucky. For many Native Americans, the bat is obviously a deceitful spirit. But in some groups, it is also a symbol of communication because the bat is a highly social animal.
On the other hand, in China, the bat is a symbol of happiness, longevity, and good luck. An image of five bats represents long life, wealth, good luck, happiness, and prosperity. Two bats seen in a tattoo design means double happiness. Moreover a red bat means vast fortune. In this part of the world, the bat is a symbol of luck and good fortune.
Bat tattoos are one of those tattoo designs that can work for anyone. You can do them as small or as large as you want, and you can also decide on what type of tattoo technique you wish to use. These tattoos can have a lot of meaning to them and are an excellent way to go if you are looking for an interesting and original tattoo.