In different cultures the frog tattoo symbolizes different things. In Western cultures in the past it has been associated with all things unpleasant, such as witches and the devil, plagues and disease. It has also shown up in folk lore as the product of evil spells, as in handsome princes being transformed into the ugliest of frogs. But, the frog has eventually gone on to become a positive symbol in these cultures. Frogs in gardens are considered good luck and many people put frog tattoos on their skin for that very same reason. Besides good luck, frog tattoos are also symbols of metamorphosis, regeneration and new directions in life. In ancient Egypt, the frog was the symbol of life and prosperity and protector of the soul as it made it’s journey to the afterlife. As such, they were often embalmed and placed in the tombs of royalty. And in China, frogs were often honored by having their own temples built. And even today, frogs are revered in China. A frog with a coin in its mouth is still placed in Chinese homes as a symbol of prosperity. So, what better way to adorn your body with the symbols of prosperity, luck and positive change then to get inked with a frog tattoo.
Here’s somebody who decided to get a green and red tree frog put onto their leg. I’m not really sure how popular frog tattoos are but this on certainly seems harmless enough. I’m not sure what kind of statement it makes. Does it mean that this person is a little froggy, or perhaps jumpy or can it be that they just like frogs. Your guess is as good as mine.
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