» » ยป

Grasshopper Tattoos Golden CO

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Grasshopper Tattoos. You will find informative articles about Grasshopper Tattoos, including "Grasshopper tattoos". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Golden, CO that can help answer your questions about Grasshopper Tattoos.

Absolute Tattoo
(303) 277-9505
15750 S Golden Rd Unit 5
Golden, CO
 
Celebrity Tattoo
(303) 238-8282
11730 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
 
Body Graffix Tattoo Studio
(303) 232-1350
8700 W Colfax Ave Ste O
Denver, CO
 
Celebrity Tattoo
(303) 238-8282
11730 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
 
Fallen Owl Tattoo
(303) 232-1350
8789 W. Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
 
Absolute Tattoo
(303) 277-9505
15750 S Golden Rd Unit 5
Golden, CO
 
Fallen Owl Tattoo
(303) 232-1350
8789 W. Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO
 
Independent Tatoo
(303) 238-7212
4315 Newland St
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Inkstar Tattoo Studio
(805) 338-3645
8420 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO
 
Body Graffix Tattoo Studio
(303) 232-1350
8700 W Colfax Ave Ste O
Lakewood, CO
 

Grasshopper tattoos

Tattoo designs - G >> Grasshoppers

Grasshopper tattoo design ideas Grasshopper & Locust Tattoo Designs - A 'plague of locusts' is perhaps our most common reference to the grasshopper family, and gives this insatiable insect a horrifying reputation. Walt Disney did his best to anthropomorphize this creature in the guise of Jiminy Cricket, the comical and wise sidekick of Pinocchio, serving as his official conscience. In heraldry, nobility and wisdom were two of the grasshopper's attributes, emblematic of great warriors and destroyers.

For the Ancients, the mysteries of the cosmos were explained in legends about creatures large and small, the grasshopper being one of the smallest and also among the earliest to arrive on the mythical stage. Evidence of its role in the cultural life of human societies can be found in art, mythology, religion and literature dating back thousands of years.

Queen Mab of Celtic myth, said to be the midwife to the fairies, had a carriage made from grasshopper wings, and a riding whip made of a cricket's bone. In many Native American cultures, the grasshopper or locust was a symbol of creation, and played an important role in describing the people's origins. Whole nations identified with it, naming themselves 'Grasshopper People' and 'The People of the White Locust'. For the Hopi and Pueblo Indian, the grasshopper was the supernatural patron of the flute players.

Ancient Egyptians wore amulets with the grasshopper symbol, believing in its power to ward off locust plagues. A single locust design was applied to tombs, as a wildlife element of the Nile and symbol of the human soul. As a hieroglyph, the locust represented 'great numbers'. Indeed, its characteristic demolishing of entire fields of crops made it a biblical symbol of the brevity of existence. In the Old Testament, the locust was a symbol of death and devastation, and was one of the plagues called up by Moses to be afflicted upon the Egyptians. A locust shaped apparition the size of a horse was one of the creatures of the apocalypse. In the Bible, the locust is also a recurring symbol of judgment or punishment for immoral behaviour. In later Christian art, the grasshopper is held by the infant Christ, signifying acceptance and reverence.

In Chinese mythology, those condemned to the 'Sixth realm of Hell' were devoured by locusts, but in other contexts it was a popular symbol of fertility and luck. In Chinese folk art, the image of a grasshopper outside of its cage spoke of the peasant leaving his village for greener pastures elsewhere.

The Dravidians (pre-Aryan India) believed they could influence the forces of nature by performing certain rituals. To protect against a locust plague, they would decorate and honour the insect, then release it in the belief that the swarm would depart. In regions of China where severe infestations occurred, locust temples were built, presumably for roughly the same reason. More than 800 such temples still survive.

...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Vanishing Tattoo