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Big Fish Tattoos And Body Piercing
(254) 933-8282
5141 W Us Highway 190
Belton, TX
 
Jaded Dragon Ii
(254) 200-2929
2301 E Central Texas Expy Ste 103
Killeen, TX
 
Sonny Aguilar
(432) 570-5631
102 Andrews Hwy
Midland, TX
 
The Music Box
(806) 372-8287
613 W 10Th Ave
Amarillo, TX
 
Scream'n Ink
(325) 672-5441
3403 S 1st St
Abilene, TX
 
Big Fish Tattoos
(254) 933-8282
3945 W Us Highway 190 # W
Belton, TX

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Higher Image
(713) 923-3091
6638 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX
 
Tigger's Body Art Gallery
(214) 655-2639
2602 Main St
Dallas, TX
 
Texas Body Art
(281) 894-2282
12537 Jones Road
Houston, TX
 
Bob Shaw's Tattoo Studio
(972) 392-7429
4021 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX
 
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Caduceus tattoos

Caduceus tattoo design ideas Caduceus or the Physician's Staff Tattoo - The caduceus derives from the Greek 'karykeion', meaning 'staff of the herald'. It was the symbol of the power to harm or to heal. It appears in images of the ancient Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth, as a magic rod with twin snakes. Other variations show a staff entwined with twin serpents, topped with a pair of wings, or a winged sun and no snakes. Originally, those twin snakes may have been ribbons attached to the wings, eventually evolving into serpents.

Greek legend tells of a seer who, coming upon a pair of copulating serpents, tried to separate them by thrusting his staff between them. For his efforts he was transformed into a woman. Two snakes and a staff -- or wand -- became a symbol of transformative power.

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Caduceus tattoo design ideas Determining where those wings come from takes us into even deeper mythology. Wings, of course, are synonymous with Hermes, the Greek god who jetted about in his winged sandals at the behest of the gods, and conducted the dead on their way to Hades. (The Romans called him Mercury.) Hermes' magic wand turns out to be this very same caduceus. His association with the healing arts stems from the time (around 700 AD) when alchemists were referred to as 'the sons of Hermes'.

Caduceus tattoo design ideas Today, the caduceus is seen as an emblem of commercial and military organizations - the US army Medical Department made it their official insignia. In some parts of the world it is used by pharmaceutical companies. In the United States, many hospitals and medical associations have the caduceus as their emblem. The true and original symbol of medicine and healing, however, was the 'rod of Asclepius', with one serpent coiled around the staff, not two.

Caduceus tattoo design ideas In yoga, the caduceus represents the serpent energy of the Kundalini, the dual serpents suggesting both positive and negative energy. The staff is the spine, the serpent the energy, and the wings signifying the mind. Kundalini energy moves through the 'chakras' al...

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