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Art 4 Life
(304) 865-8282
3310 Murdoch Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Lure Tattooing && Piercing
(304) 422-6228
1505 Grnd Cntl Ave Ste 12
Vienna, WV
 
Wild Life Tattoos
(304) 489-3400
129 Southern Hwy
Mineral Wells, WV
 
River City Tatto's
(740) 373-6620
835 Pike St
Marietta, OH
 
Wee Bee Lost Tribe
(304) 422-2698
1901 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV

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Lost Tribe
(304) 422-2698
2028 Ohio Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Lure Tattooing & Piercing
(304) 422-6228
1505 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
 
Tattoos By Linda
(304) 489-3400
Rr 21
Mineralwells, WV
 
Art 4 Life
(304) 865-8282
3508 Murdoch Ave
Parkersburg, WV

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River City Tattoo's
(740) 373-6620
835 Pike St
Marietta, OH

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Grape tattoos

Tattoo designs - G >> Grapes

Grape tattoo designs Grape Tattoo Designs - Images, designs and symbols of lush clusters of ripe, or pregnant grapes - whether on vines, in bowls, or in the still life painting of the Masters -- are a reminder of the pleasures that humans have drawn from grapes since their earliest discovery. In tattoos, the single cluster of grapes says joi de vivre, but together with the vine and its spiralling tendrils and leaves, the grape design becomes a sensuous body-covering motif. Grapes and vines are wonderful tattoo designs to drape sensuously around an arm, over a shoulder or around a waist.

The glory of grapes may be attributed to our cave-dwelling ancestors. Observing how birds seem addicted to fermenting fruit, our earliest ancestors soon learned the benefits of fermented grapes. Or, so recent archeological findings suggest. Details from ancient wall carvings, stone inscriptions, and papyrus, show grapes imagery - including wine-stompers and drinkers - dating back many thousands of years. There's even evidence that hints of Noah growing his own vineyard after the flood.

Historians say that wine reached the Mediterranean via Asia Minor as much as 8,000 years ago, and that the art of wine making flourished in the ancient cultures of Turkey and Greece. Dionysus, the Greek god of wine (Bacchus in ancient Rome), is credited with establishing the 'cult of the grape' and raising it to the sacred. Intoxication became a ritual for escaping the cares of the world and for initiation into secret rites. Festivals with processions, dances and choruses gave rise to Greek drama and theatre. Dionysian revellers wore wreaths of grape-vines.

Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest importers of the grape, welcoming it from vineyards in Palestine. Descriptions of wine-making appear on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. It was also an important item on the 'menu' for the afterlife.

In religious texts, the grape is revered as a sym...

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