Lately, bears are becoming increasingly voguish in body tattoo art because of their extensively and abundantly applied to symbolism in the cultural history of the human. About 500BC, Celt made use of the bear image as a token of war throughout Europe. Refer to the Old Testament; this huge wild animal was thought to represent demonic forces and ruthlessness. In terms of Christianity, bear tattoos were regarded as an emblematic of reformation. According to ancient Greek and Egypt myths, it was thought that the Great She-Bear of the Ursa Major Constellation was the embodiment of the great Goddness Diana or Artemis.
Bear tattoos have already been permeated through the Native American culture. Some tribal unit made use of bear tattoos to represent campaign, chasing wild animals and being recovered to health. Other tribal units used bear image to indicate the cyclone that was applied in the battle to bewilder foes. Some tribal unit believed bear had supernatural forces and became an object of worship. Their yearly winter sleep gave indication of need for quiet and self-examination. The tranquility of the bear’s den was a representation of the peaceful heart.
Another explanation as to why bear tattoos possesses various meanings and designs is the great diversity of this living thing. Bears for instance the Kodiak and Grizzly can be emblematic of great strength, force, and hazard. Polar bears are relatively infrequent, especial in tattoo designs. Polar bears are in danger of extinction. Polar bears image included in the tattoo design can express the imminent death of polar bears and raise human being’s consciousness, or represent specific hope. Other similar species include Black bears and Pandas.
Anybody, who has thought of a design with a Koala, has to keep in mind that a koala isn’t under same genealogical tree as bear but is a member of the marsupials. Also, some people may prefer “teddy bear” tattoos to represent “lovely” I guess