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Art India Henna
(617) 266-6539
223 Newbury St
Boston, MA
 
Tribal Ways Inc
(617) 536-0445
93 Mass Ave Ste 209
Boston, MA
 
Art Skin Studio
(617) 499-2911
528 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
 
Pino Brothers Ink
(617) 250-9903
1100 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
 
Regeneration Tattoo
(617) 782-1313
155 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA
 
Tribal Ways Body Piercing
(617) 536-0445
93 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
 
Art Skin Studio
(617) 499-2911
528 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
 
Pino Brothers Ink
(617) 250-9903
1100 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
 
Stingray Creations
(617) 254-0666
384-386 Cambridge St
Allston, MA
 
Tattoo'd Tearz
(617) 889-9609
315 Broadway Fl 2
Chelsea, MA
 

Ivy & Vine tattoos

Ivy & Vine Tattoos - Vines, Grape Vines and Ivy have long been prominently featured in tattoo designs and symbols, often intertwined with other floral and plant symbols, but often times on their own. Because of their shape and form, vines of all kinds have long been popular with tattoo artists for their ability to be draped, twisted, and coiled on the human body. Like water, smoke and flames, the leaves and tendrils of vines give extraordinary freedom to both the tattoo artist and the tattoo enthusiast to integrate different tattoo images and to use the natural aesthetic lines of the body. Aside from their natural graphic and design appeal, vines and ivy have a rich symbolic history all on their own.

Bacchus, who was the Roman god of wine and revelry (a.k.a. 'Dionysius'), wore a crown of the evergreen Ivy as the symbol of immortality.

Likewise, Osiris (the god of the afterlife, underworld or dead), in ancient Egypt, who was represented as carrying a rod entwined with Ivy at all times.

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A cult of worshipers grew around the god, Bacchus, to celebrate the joys of liberation through intoxication. The revelers often wore the crown of Ivy, too, believing it complimented or counter-balanced the effects of the grape. (Ironically, Ivy also stood for intellectual achievement in ancient Rome.) Legend tells of Bacchus evading his enemies by crossing a bridge of vines and ivy over the Euphrates River. Another myth finds Bacchus pursued by pirates at sea -- and saved when the enemy ship's rigging became crippled by clinging Ivy. The Ivy-crowned head of Bacchus can be seen on ancient Roman coins, circa 48 BC.

In old Ireland, the Celts regarded the Ivy as a symbol of determination, death, and spiritual growth. When portrayed with its spiral growth around a tree it represented rebirth, joy and exhilaration. The power of the Ivy to cling and bind and even kill the mighty oak impressed the ancient Druids. In respect of Ivy's strength, they and other Pagan cultures used it in sacred rituals. As an evergreen plant, it became a symbol of everlasting life, and it was the Irish poet who traditionally wore the Ivy crown.

Christian artists saw the Ivy's spiralling growth as a sign or symbol of the Resurrection. It represented the ascension of the spirit to the Divine. Earlier, the Christian church rejected both the Ivy and Vine as pagan symbols. They were being used in the Roman Saturnalia celebrations of winter, during which the god's staff ...

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