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Body Illustrations
(605) 692-5511
128b Main Ave S
Brookings, SD
 
Twisted Tattoo
(605) 651-4611
321 35th St. S
Brookings, SD
 
Affinity Body Art
(605) 334-1635
2005 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Affinity Body Art
(605) 334-1635
2005 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Thrash's Gallery
(605) 343-6372
3223 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Body Illustrations
(605) 692-5511
128B Main Ave S
Brookings, SD
 
Ritual Addictions
(605) 886-7400
10 E Kemp
Watertown, SD
 
Tattooing By Gypsy
(605) 334-6683
1443 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Vishnu Bunny Tattoos & Piercing
(605) 357-8288
202 s Phillips ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
The Tattoo Shop
(605) 787-9471
3436 Sturgis Rd
Rapid City, SD
 

Bear & Bull tattoos

Bear & Bull Tattoos - The bull and the bear, two of the most powerful animal symbols we have, are used to describe trends in the stock market. The market is 'bullish' when prices of equities charge upward over an extended period of time - and 'bear-ish' when prices are in continual decline. Short-lived upward or downward swings are referred to as 'corrections' in the market. The duration of the trend is key.

Over time, individuals who make their livelihood in the stock or financial markets have often been described by their colleagues and peers, as "bulls", or "bears", or "bullish" or "bearish", generally descriptions used to describe someone as a market optimist or a market pessimist.

Bear and Bull outside Frankfurt Stock ExchangeBull outside New York Stock Exchange

There is no precise measuring rod to define a bear market, but it is generally accepted that a decline of 20% or more in stock prices in the overall market for a two-month period indicates a bear market. The hyper-alert investor who predicts a continuing decline in market values and then 'sells short', only to find the trend reverse itself, is said to have fallen into the 'bear trap'. He is forced to buy back quickly at the higher price in order to avoid further losses. Typical features of a bear market are high unemployment and a severe lack of confidence on the part of investors, leading, in the worst case scenarios, to a 'recession', or is an absolute worst case scenario, a 'depression'.

Likewise, 'bull' suggests an upward swing that gains roughly 20% over a period of months, sometimes years. The longest bull market in financial history started in the early 1990s. In the latter half of the decade record gains were made until they peaked in 2000.

'Bull' and 'bear' - how did they become associated with the stock market and Wall Street?

Bear and bull images

Sports that involve 'animal baiting' have shown the bull and the bear to display opposite behaviors. The bull charges readily, lifting its horns upwards upon impact, while the bear is cautious, often balking. The English, however, have some more folksy explanations - in 1709, a nobleman bought a bear without first examining the goods, and the deal went south. 'Selling a bear' came to mean negotiating a price for something that doesn't exist. In the same era, a popular comic play contained the line, "Instead of changing honest staple for Gold or Silver, you deal in Bulls and Bears." Yet another historical reference comes from the practice of selling bear skins before the bear was actually caught.

The wisest investor of all remembers that the bull and the bear aren't the only animals loose on Wall Street - the most notorious of all is the 'pig'. Millions of them have been sent to the slaughtering house in the latter half of 2008. As the saying goes, "Bulls make money, and bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered." Many people who have lost money in the financial markets, whether it was a bull market or a bear market, wil...

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