The deer tattoo is a design that incorporates an animal that is not only prized for it’s beauty but also for it’s flesh. Every year, thousands of hunters trek around the forest and backwoods of the Midwest United States in the hopes of killing one of these beautiful, wild creatures. But, the deer tattoo is not just the type of design that is likely to be worn by hunters because it has a long symbolic history. In Celtic myth, the deer was reputed to be among the oldest of animals. Its grace earned it a close connection with the arts, specifically poetry and music. To the ancient Celts, the deer were called fairy cattle and where considered supernatural beasts that led troops of fairies and chosen humans into the forest, into the realm of mystery and magic. It’s also interesting to note that the deer is also an important animal in heraldry as well. It’s presence suggests peace and harmony, and declares ‘one who will not fight unless provoked.’ So, if your looking to add a new tattoo to your personal collection, then don’t be so quick to overlook the graceful and beautiful deer tattoo. It’s not just a design for nature lovers or hunters but for all of us who are looking to capture the grace and mystery of the wild.
Anyone with deer tattoos on their body are probably serious hunters. I think that is much more likely than to think they are just fans of bambi. This particular deer tattoo makes one think of the logo for the movie "The Deer Hunter" and that brings back all sorts of memories. But chances are the owner of this tattoo is thinking nothing more than this is a big buck he would like to shoot.
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