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Permanent Cosmetics Solutions LLC
(480) 474-4920
3440 E Turnberry Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Wicked Ways Tattoo Studio
(480) 288-1440
2033 W Apache Trl
Apache Junction, AZ

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(480) 393-3937
5207 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
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(480) 813-4264
1111 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
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(480) 831-2266
3016 N Dobson Rd Ste 16
Chandler, AZ
Lotus Black Tattooers
(480) 632-5485
2401 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ
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(480) 984-1500
8310 E Main St
Mesa, AZ

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(480) 632-5485
2401 E Baseline Rd Ste 107
Gilbert, AZ
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(480) 445-9428
1111 N Gilbert Rd Ste 108
Gilbert, AZ
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1921 W Mountain View Rd
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Strawberry tattoos

Strawberry tattoos and designs Strawberry Tattoos - The strawberry, besides being as red as a rose, is actually a member of the rose family. Wild strawberries, small, brightly coloured and with their intense flavor and smell, were clearly sought after by early hunter-gatherers in Europe and the Americas. Strawberry seeds have been found in Mesolithic sites in Denmark, Neolithic sites in Switzerland, and Iron Age sites in England. In addition to the fruit, the strawberry plant, its leaves in particular, has long been used in folk medicine.

Roman writer, Pliny and the Roman poet, Ovid both mention strawberries, but nothing is said of their cultivation. The Romans had a number of medicinal uses for the strawberry. Because of their bright red colors and heart shapes, strawberries were the symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love. Many early stories mention strawberries and love, one being that you should be careful with whom you share a double strawberry. It is said that two people who share a double strawberry are destined to fall in love. Other stories assert that any shared strawberry will do!

Strawberry images

Strawberry tattoos and designs During the 1400's the monks of Western Europe began featuring the wild strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts and miniatures. The Monasteries of the time were the cultural and social centers of Europe, and when the Monks illustrated the manuscripts with depictions of the Madonna and Child, or the Virgin Mary, wild strawberries were often included in the margins or in the illustration itself. For not only is the strawberry delicate and bright, and a worthy offering to Mary, but the leaves of the strawberry are triumvirate, and the three partitioned leaf was a reminder of the Holy Trinity. The strawberry came to symbolize perfection of spirit, peace and the feminine ideal.

This was also a period where there was wide-spread construction of churches and cathedrals all over Europe, and medieval stonemasons carved strawberry designs around pillars to symbolize perfection and righteousness. To this day, in modern cemeteries, you can see this influence on tombstones.

Originally strawberries were called strewberries, a name descriptive of how they grew, strewn among the leaves of the forest flour. Until 1538, the Anglo Saxon spelling streoberie was used. The strawberry's name went through many evolutions including streowberige, straberry, streberie, straibery, and straubery and others. During Medieval Europe, strawberries began to be cultivated by being planted in ground that had been overlain with thick mats of straw. The name strawberry probably refers to the straw used to mulch the plants during the winter, a practice that discouraged weeds and lifts the berries up off the earth.

At one time, the French considered the strawberry to be an aphrodisiac and served strawberries to newlyweds.

American Indians were already cultivating and eating strawberries when the colonists arrived. The crushed berries were mixed with cornmeal and made into bread. The...

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