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Golden Dragon Tatoos
(702) 565-5411
524 S Boulder Hwy Ste A
Henderson, NV
 
Dante's Studio Tattoo
(702) 564-7841
1433 N Boulder Hwy Ste B
Henderson, NV
 
Bomb Pop Kustoms L.L.C.
(480) 553-2140
4280 Kona Coast Way
Las Vegas, NV
 
Tattoo Deville
(702) 434-1392
3342 S Sandhill Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sin City Tattoo
(702) 387-6969
3827 E Sunset Rd Ste J
Las Vegas, NV
 
Golden Dragon Tatoos
(702) 565-5411
524 S Boulder Hwy Ste A
Henderson, NV
 
Dante's Studio Tattoo
(702) 564-7841
1433 N Boulder Hwy Ste B
Henderson, NV
 
Tattoo Deville
(702) 434-1392
3342 S Sandhill Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Death or Glory
(702) 581-4653
3950 E. Sunset Suite#115
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sin City Mobile Airbrush Tanning & Tattoo
(702) 217-5557
1426 Grape Arbor Way
Las Vegas, NV
 

Swan tattoos

Swan tattoo designs Swan Tattoos - Symbol of serenity and grace, the snow-white swan is also the symbol of love and war. Regal and powerful, the largest of all waterfowl is the most favoured bird of gods and saints, kings, knights and maidens. Wherever the swan's presence has graced open lakes, rivers and marshes, it has given rise to myth and lore. It has even found itself a place amongst the heavenly constellations, as Cygnus the Swan, or the Northern Cross. It's bright appearance in summer and autumn skies has made it a friend to mariners through the ages. A powerful symbol of both the masculine and feminine, the swan is one of the most anthropomorphized creatures in folklore and legend.

In Greek legend, the swan drew the chariot of Apollo across the heavens, while in Celtic myth a pair of swans steered the Sun Chariot. As Apollo's sacred bird, the swan appeared on coins around 400 BC. Bronze Age jewelry in the shape of a swan has been excavated from burial chambers dating back to 1500 BC. For Northern Europeans of that era, the swan was a solar symbol, its long neck representing the rays of the sun.

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In heraldry, the swan is the symbol of music, despite it being a silent bird. It represents poetry and harmony, and a knight who professed a love of music incorporated the swan into his shield's charge or design. In England it remains the emblem of the River Thames and is protected by Royal Charter. For Caesar, the swan became his emblem of war after his victory over Mark Anthony.

Native Americans regard the swan as the symbol of grace, serenity, innocence, trust and submission. It was also a sky symbol, able to call up the four winds at the behest of the Great Spirit. In Christian myth, the pristine beauty and grace of the swan was compared to the Virgin Mary and the grace poured down upon her by the Holy Ghost. A darker interpretation suggests that beneath all those white feathers lurks ugly black feet -- a symbol of hypocrisy.

The swan was a vehicle of transformation favoured by various deities to accomplish a divine plan or to intervene in human affairs. The Indian deity, Vishnu, shape-shifted into a swan after a devotee implored the god to save his cattle from predators. The cowherd's prayers were answered when the great bird swooped down from the sky and drove off the predator - a turtle ! A very big turtle, according to folklore.

Leonard DaVinci is said to have been inspired by the Greek legend of Leda and the Swan.

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