We have to plunge into the cultures and representations of several peoples, and find out how this bird is represented in the context of the history of world religions to understand the meaning of the stork tattoo.
This bird was considered the keeper of the hearth, warmth and comfort in the house since ancient times. Wards in the form of a stork were called upon to give peace and prosperity to the family. The matter is that storks practically do not fear people and settle in immediate proximity from human houses. In addition, they return to bring the offspring to the same place each year. People who choose tattoos in the form of a stork, strive for consistency and fidelity. This is a kind of indelible amulet, which will be always near.
One day God commanded the son of Eve to throw a sack in the sea, forbidding to look inside according to the Christian legend. However, he was very curious, like his mother, because he could not resist and opened this bag. There were nasty worms and snakes inside, which instantly captivated everything around. And then, as punishment, the Lord turned the negligent boy into a stork, telling him to cleanse the land of filth (which is symbolized by worms).
The meaning of the tattoo with the image of the stork may vary depending on the culture in which it is interpreted. However, the general meaning will be unchanged: the stork protects people from bad, cleanses the mind of bad thoughts and gives peace and prosperity to the family. Some legends endow the stork with the ability to bring good luck. In addition, it is believed that the storks are harbingers of the appearance of a child, a new life.
Consequently, this bird also symbolizes the eternal renewal of life. In addition, at different times, the storks were ascribed:
A stork is also considered a symbol of spring, which also reminds us of the renewal and the birth of a new life. This bird was given to parents as a sign of respect for the older generation in the east.
If you decide that your permanent companion should become a stork, then first of all determine the location of the image, as well as its size. Too small bird will not look very good, the ideal option is a complete picture on the back or on the biceps.
Note that the stork tattoo is usually difficult to perform, so make sure that the chosen master is fairly experienced.
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