Tree Tattoo
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Tree Tattoo Types and Meanings

Trees are considered sacred entities in many countries and cultures. They symbolize resistance and strength. The tree of life has different meanings in different cultures but generally symbolizes knowledge, protection, strength, forgiveness and eternal life.

Trees are plants that are found all over the world and have been revered for their taller size than any other living thing. Even in places where the trees are not so high, they project a shadow and give fruits that allow the life of other creatures. In today’s article, we’re going to talk about these different trees, their meaning, their history, and some of the beautiful tree tattoos drawings of life!

minimal tree tattoo

In this category, the tree of life deserves a special mention because it is one of the most sought after. Although, as already mentioned, there are a multitude of tree drawings and each of them has deep meanings that we can identify, in this entry we will focus on the tree of life that causes this to refer to a number of concepts, one of which we want to speak.

The main concept to which the tree of life refers is the idea of a connection between all elements of the universe. Each action has a consequence, which in turn causes action and its consequence, etc. The idea is that every action, even if it seems small and insignificant, can change the reality in which someone lives. It is also a reference to the fact that one must seek to do good to others because all of these actions can provoke an answer and create something positive will in turn provoke a beneficial result.

Best Tree of Life Tattoos

Celtic Tree Tattoos

Celtic Tree Tattoo Life is undeniably the best life tree tattoo model that exists. This tree made of knots is often drawn in a circle representing the world. Its branches reach the heavens and its roots, the world below. It is therefore a bridge between heaven and earth. The structure made of root knots creates an infinite loop that represents eternity. It was a common Celtic theme and we can see these eternal knots on many other drawings of tattoos, visual representations and sculptures. These tree tattoos also represent renewal: the tree grows in summer, declines in autumn, dies in winter and is reborn in spring. This cycle eventually established the concept of eternal time.

celtic tree tattoo

Some Celtic tree tattoos show branches that intermingle with the roots. This is a good way to firmly establish the connection between heaven and earth. Some variants of the Celtic tree show a tree filled with fruit, so some tattoos include this feature in their design. You can add fruits, flowers and other animals to the tree. The birds and butterflies flying around the tree and the wolves howling at his feet represent life, food and wealth. They also mean that the tree of life feeds all forms of life equally, from the smallest insect to the largest animals -and that we are just one more animal somewhere in the middle of this ladder.

Yggdrasil Tattoos Mythology

Of course, there is more than one kind of tree of life. Although it is not commonly used as a tattoo drawing, Yggdrasil strongly resembles the tree of life of Celtic culture. Like the tree of Celtic life, Yggdrasil creates a bridge between heaven and earth. But unlike the first of two trees, you have to take this assertion literally for the second. The branches support the world in which we live, while the three largest roots reach respectively Asgard, Hel and Jötnar. A snake eats at the root of the tree, a deer nibbles its leaves and an eagle is placed on the highest branches. A squirrel transmits messages between the snake and a hawk that is placed between the eyes of the eagle. The tattoos of Yggdrasil may seem quite similar to those of the tree of Celtic culture because knotted roots are seen in the Nordic representations, but the presence of a snake coiled in its roots and an eagle resting on its branches always reveals its true origins. Sometimes, the artists add two crows flying from the tree: they are the crows of Odin, Huginn and Muninn. They do not really belong to the tree but add an interesting level of complexity to Yggdrasil tattoos.

Yggdrasil Tattoo

We learned that trees are very important for us. If you have learned the meaning of tree tattoos, you can get a tattoo immediately.

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