Mantis Tattoos


Traditional Praying Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

In the ancient times a lot of national communities regarded mantises with respect and caution. Many Islam followers believed that when the mantis is in its praying posture it directs its face to the Mecca. In Morocco there was a belief that these insects can show the lost person in the north direction. In Japan, “hare-kiwi ” (killing with sickle) mantis symbolized courage and cruelty. The handles of the samurai swords were decorated with the image of the mantis in the way they came into the view of the enemy. In China, these creatures have been used in the sphere of alternative medicine since the earliest times, but the Chinese also paid homage to the combat qualities of these warlike and ruthless creatures: there are poses and stands in gunk-foo that imitate the posture of the mantis ready to attack. Bushmen thought the mantis was the creator of the world. The mantis also symbolizes women’s power as the females of this species are much stronger and bigger that the males and devour the latter after mating.
The tattoo depicting a mantis must be made after really careful consideration because the meaning of this tattoo depends on the style of its execution.

Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

Mantis Tattoo

Praying Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

Praying Mantis Tattoo

 Pray Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos - Mantis Tattoos

Pray Mantis Tattoo

Tattoo Mantis - Mantis Tattoos

Tattoo Mantis

Praying Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

Praying Mantis Tattoo

 Praying Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

Praying Mantis Tattoo

Mantis Tattoo - Mantis Tattoos

Mantis Tattoo

Religious Tattoo Mantis - Mantis Tattoos

Religious Tattoo Mantis

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