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Eye Candy Ink Llc
(920) 730-9237
101 W Edison Ave Ste 180
Appleton, WI
 
Flesh Chamber
(920) 731-0299
2929 N Richmond St Ste 4
Appleton, WI
 
Electric Images Tattooing
(920) 954-2665
612 W College Ave
Appleton, WI
 
The Body Shop Tattoo
(920) 997-8282
634 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Underground Ink
(920) 759-9579
103 E 2Nd St
Kaukauna, WI
 
Big Guns Tattoos
(920) 882-2075
313 E Calumet St Ste C
Appleton, WI
 
3rd Dimension LLC
(920) 733-4465
226 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Flesh Chamber
(920) 731-0299
2929 N Richmond St 4
Appleton, WI
 
Needle Freaks
(920) 729-1550
192 Main St
Menasha, WI
 
Machine Art
(920) 720-0353
206 Main St
Neenah, WI
 

Seahorse tattoos

Seahorse tattoos Seahorse Tattoos - Creature of myth and fantasy, symbol of the imagination and creative spirit, the sea horse got its name from the ancient Greeks who called it Hippocampus (horse + sea monster). This benign sea-dwelling animal has a head with obvious equine features, but it derives its 'monster' aspect from its bony armour, its two eyes that are able to look in different directions simultaneously, and its prehensile tail that it uses to grip seaweed and other objects like a monkey. Quite coincidentally, the part of the human brain associated with memory is called the 'hippocampus', and perhaps for this reason the sea horse came by its association with the creativity.

The eyes of the sea horse - seeing independently of each other - have made it a symbol of vigilance. For many cultures, it represents grace and confidence.

Poseidon, god of the ocean, rides his chariot drawn by giant sea horses. Are white-capped waves visible at sea? That's Poseidon and his teams of sea horses assessing conditions for sailing, cautioning sailors to 'stand steady at the helm.' The sea horse is also a symbol of strength, guidance and transformation.

In Irish Celtic tradition, the sea horse is known as the symbol of courage and forbearance at sea. The 16th century Irish heroine, Grace O'Malley, flew a sea horse flag on her seafaring expeditions. Her ancestors still fly the sea horse flag, today.

Tales of sea-nymphs riding herds of sea horses to rescue sailors in distress gave rise to the sea horse becoming a symbol of good luck for sailors. As an emblem of 'safe travel', the sea horse appeared on flags and ensigns. In 1748, an English frigate was named 'HMS Sea Horse'.

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Sea horses have been made into charms honouring fatherhood, since it is the male of the species that becomes pregnant. The female deposits her eggs in a pouch in the male's tail, where they gestate for up to six weeks. For this reason, men may take on a sea horse tattoo when they become fathers for the first time. Otherwise, the sea horse tattoo is largely considered a female fashion statement, in part because it works well as a small design almost anywhere on the body. Its feminine, elegant, free-floating existence has earned it the connotation of 'free spirit'.

Past civilizations revered the sea horse as a therapeutic animal with magical and mystical powers. Its image graced the tiles and mosaics in ancient temples and bathing places.

Because of the ongoing myth that the sea horse has powers of healing - especially in China where it is thought to cure impotence by acting as an aphrodisiac - and subsequently earning fishermen as much as $555 a pound - the sea horse has been declared an endangered species.

Seahorse Inspiration Gallery - Click here to get inspired! Sea horses range in size from a quarter of an inch to a foot. Their habitat is amongst the sea grasses and coral reefs of temperate tropical waters. It 'snorts' its food - tiny sea-shrimp - through its snout, passing the remains out through ...

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