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Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The goat is a polarizing animal. The reason I say this is because it can represent all aspects of the good and evil. The goat is used in many satanic symbols but is also a sign of life and strength in other cultures. In this post, I’m going to review some of the symbolism behind the goat and the different ways people get the goat tattoo.

Of all animals, the goat was the first to be domesticated by man. The reason for this is because they are a resourceful animal. They are used for their meat and milk and in some cultures, they are sacred. Goats have a big role in the growth of human civilization. Because this animal has had such an impact on humanity, there are a lot of myths and legends surrounding this animal.

In Norse legends, Thor was pulled across the sky in a chariot pulled by goats. Every night Thor would eat these goats and they would reincarnate every morning and go back to pulling Thor’s chariot.

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

This majestic bird has long been a symbol of Spirituality, Wisdom, and Power. While it is most commonly associated with the United States, the Eagle as a cultural representation has been around for thousands of years. 

From as far back as the days of ancient Greece, eagles have been seen as the embodiment of masculine Strength and Virility. The Greek god Zeus, known for his numerous trysts with mortal women, was often associated with the Eagle and the animal itself was usually depicted carrying the ultimate symbol of Zeus, a lightning bolt. 

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Origins of the Dreamcatcher

The dreamcatcher origins can be traced back to Native American Culture when the Anishinabe people first created it.

These tribes resided along the border of the Northern United States and Canada.

According to the Anishinabe, a spider woman would travel around the world, visiting the cradles of newborn babies, and she had the power to then weave magical webs above the cradle, which protected the infants from having bad dreams, but allowing nice ones to enter their minds.

The dreamcatchers were designed by the tribes and placed with their babies to keep them safe at night.

The feathers and beads were placed in and around it to keep the babies entertained as they drifted off to sleep.

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Compass Tattoo Meanings

When compasses were originally created, they weren’t actually used for spatial navigation. Instead, they were used as divination instruments, meant to guide people spiritually. Compasses first showed up in China during the Han Dynasty, and it was only in the 11th century that they became popularly used as navigation tools. Below, we’ve put together a compass tattoo dictionary, spelling out the meaning behind each one of these tattoo designs.

 

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