Peacock Tattoos Anchorage AK

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Anchorage Tattoo Studio
(907) 561-0065
706 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Pacific Rootz Tattoo
(907) 929-7659
3545 Arctic Blvd Ste B1
Anchorage, AK
 
Ultimate Body Piercing && Tattoo
(907) 563-2005
3427 E Tudor Rd Ste B
Anchorage, AK
 
Dragon Rays Tattooing
(907) 272-8287
3505 Mountain View Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Tattoo
(907) 622-4465
11127 Old Eagle River Rd.
Eagle River, AK
 
Rebirth Tattoo
(907) 222-4653
1441 W. Northern Lights Ste J
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Tattoo Studio
(907) 561-0065
706 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Dragon Rays Tattooing
(907) 272-8287
3505 Mountain View Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Lipsense Independent District
(907) 929-5797
4021 Ursa Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Artistry in Ink
(907) 696-7207
Eagle River, AK
 

Peacock tattoos

Peacock tattoo designs Peacock Tattoos - Peacocks, and the colourful and flamboyant feathers (see Feathers) prominently featured in the extravagant tail display of the male Peacock have often been featured in tattoos, particularly those with an Asian or Far Eastern theme. We have all heard the expression, "Proud as a Peacock." The expression was first used by Chaucer in the 14th century and still works today. Pride, vanity and strutting arrogance, those are the qualities we immediately attribute to the handsome Peacock. But its astonishing beauty -- especially its magnificent plumage -- has gained it a symbolic presence in temples, royal gardens, and even at the gates of Paradise, according to one Muslim legend.

The Peacock is known as 'the bird of 100 eyes', due to the patterning in its tail feathers. The 'eyes' became a favourite mythic metaphor as all-seeing witnesses to hidden transgressions. The concept found its way into religious belief as the symbol of beatific vision. In the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the Peacock feather was a symbol of the 'evil eye', and even today the Peacock feather is viewed with suspicion and kept out of the house in some parts of Europe.

The first Peacock (the male of the Peafowl species) strutted about in the jungles of Southwest Asia and found its way eventually to the four corners of the world.

It is the symbol of India, and thousands of Peacocks can still be found in Indian temples, perhaps because they are said to be great snake-slayers. Reputed to be immune to snake bites, its venom-rich blood was believed to chase away evil spirits. The god, Krishna wore peacock feathers in his hair and legend tells of the sons of Shiva riding on the back of the Peacock. In early Christian times, Peacock flesh was believed to be incorruptible. This, together with its eyes symbolizing the all-seeing Church, elevated the Peacock to sacred emblem status, representing resurrection, immortality, and the pure soul.

Uncountable stories attest to its popularity with divinity, royalty, and the military. The Greek goddess Hera (a.k.a. Juno) is said to have plucked the hundred eyes from the giant Argus while he slept, then placed them in the tails of her temple Peacocks. Sufi legend describes the creation of all living creatures from droplets of sweat from the body of the Peacock. In China, the Peacock represented divinity, rank, power and beauty. It was also reckoned that a woman could get pregn...

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