Fairy tattoos can not only be a beautiful addition to any body art but it can also be a very magical one. Everyday we are bombarded by fairy images, as corporate America has adapted this creature in various ways which include cartoons and modern literature. But, before you run out and get a fairy tattoo you should be aware of the historical context of these little folk. The word fairy is derived from from the Latin "fata".For fate underlies the use of fairies in literature and myth to explain the workings of destiny, with it’s often unpredictable nature of gifts and disappointments. They were often viewed as mischievous and contact with one could spell trouble for the wayward traveler. The use of supernatural beings, who often meddle in human affairs in fairy tales, has created a genre of story-telling that is rich in symbolism and that lays bare the psychological and social challenges as we pass through the stages of childhood to adulthood. The presence of magic makes fairies a favorite of children and as a tattoo design they are a potent symbol of our youth. As a design, fairy tattoos can be symbols of youthful innocence and a desire to retain a child-like imagination, wonder and awe.
I would like to see this picture as one of the fairy tattoos. As it is here it is a very appealing rendering of a sweet looking fairy and I would like to see what a really good artist would do with this as a tattoo. And it looks so good as a black and white image I would think a person would want to keep it that way if they got it put on.
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