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Eyewitness Tattoo Inc
(918) 622-6824
2142 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
Eyewitness Tattoo Inc
(918) 622-6824
2120 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
High Octane Tattoos
(918) 835-1177
4112 E 11Th St
Tulsa, OK
Body Piercing By Nicole
(918) 712-1122
2727 E 15Th
Tulsa, OK
Ink Junky's Tatoos Studio Inc
(918) 272-9955
9200 N Garnett Rd
Owasso, OK
Leo's Exotic Artz
(918) 794-8569
2746 S. Memorial
Tulsa, OK
outsiders ink
(918) 749-8282
3735 S Harvard
Tulsa, OK
King Tat Graphix
(918) 398-6366
4112 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
Idol Time Tattoo Inc
(918) 836-9998
124 W Archer St
Tulsa, OK
Bennett Tattooing && Body Pierc
(918) 227-6499
15 N Park St
Sapulpa, OK

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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