Fairy_Tattoos_-_A_Symbolic_History

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					Fairy Tattoos - A Symbolic History

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Fairy tattoos are fun, colorful and one of the most sensual designs
available, and as such are an extremely popular choice for women. But
that's not their only charm. Fairies have a long and interesting history
and have become symbolic of many things.

The fair people, or little people as they were known, included banshees
(from the Gaelic word for fairies, sidhe, pronounced shee) and were
similar to the leprechauns of Ireland.

Many people believe that these magical spri...


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fairy tattoos


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Fairy tattoos are fun, colorful and one of the most sensual designs
available, and as such are an extremely popular choice for women. But
that's not their only charm. Fairies have a long and interesting history
and have become symbolic of many things.

The fair people, or little people as they were known, included banshees
(from the Gaelic word for fairies, sidhe, pronounced shee) and were
similar to the leprechauns of Ireland.

Many people believe that these magical sprites were driven underground by
their enemies who used iron weapons against them. This is supposedly why
people who belived in fairies began the tradition of placing a horseshoe
above the door for luck.

But before we go any further, it's important to bear in mind that the
original fairies were nothing like the sickeningly sweet version served
up by Disney. The traditional fairies were free spirits who were as
likely to shower gifts on people they liked as play mischievous tricks on
people that they didn't. They were known to reward beauty and kindness
and play nasty tricks on disrespectful people.

Over time people developed various superstitions that they believed would
please the fairies and bring them luck. These included, always treating
them respectfully, keeping your promises and respecting the Earth (the
fairies home).

Due to their beauty, these designs are extremely popular with women. And
unlike angel tattoos, which lean more towards religion and pureness,
fairies are more sensual, more mischievous and ultimately, more
representative of human life
Fairy tattoo designs are usually delicate and often have wings, but
beyond that they can depict an almost endless range of mood and emotions
such as happiness, sadness, beauty, mischievousness etc.

In terms of design, they're also extremely flexible. For example, the
basic fairy design can be combined with a wide range of design features,
such as Celtic patterns, butterflies, flowers, or other mythical
creatures such as dragons or unicorns. Not only does this increase the
chances of getting a unique tattoo it also adds greater personal meaning
and symbolism to the design.

And due to the fact that they make excellent small tattoos they can be
placed on virtually any part of the body. The lower back, hips and lower
stomach are the most popular places for fairy designs.

However, due to the elaborate nature of these designs and the fact that
they take longer to create, fairy tattoos are more expensive than other
tattoos of a similar size.

So when you decide to get a fairy tattoo, make sure you have enough money
to pay for the whole design regardless of how long it takes. There's
nothing worse than running out of money halfway through a tattoo and
having to go about with in incomplete tattoo until you can find enough
money to get it finished. If you need to know how much a specific tattoo
will cost, get your tattoo artist to give you an estimate.

If necessary it's possible to cut the cost of your fairy tattoo by
reducing the size of your design or getting your artist to remove some of
the intricate detail.

And finally, due to the detailed nature of most fairy designs, make sure
that your tattoo artist has previous experience of creating this type of
tattoo. If possible, take a look at the portfolio of fairy tattoos that
they've already created.

				
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