Eyes, gods and other symbols

Unlike other cultures, such as Maori or Eastern cultures, Greek culture is not the most dominant in terms of number of tattoos. But that does not mean that there are no reasons related to classical Greece enough to get tattooed.

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The important thing in these cases is to get interesting visual effects with these Greek motifs, which, as I say, are abundant. The main one is perhaps the Greek alphabet, the forms of writing different from the western one have very good reception, for the simple fact of being alphabets that are not common for the vast majority of the world and we can tattoo something that not everyone understands, it is more intimate tattoos. In the case of the Greek alphabet it also happens that many of its letters are elements widely used in science (omega letters, alpha, phi, sigma, pi …), especially in mathematics, but also in statistics, in algebra, in botany, in Physics and many others.

Another of the most common elements are the stories of Classical Greece, mythology, gods and heroes. From Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hercules, Atlas, Ulysses … many of us have been fascinated by these stories, each of them represents uses a series of attributes: the wisdom of Athena, the absolute power of Zeus, the art of the war of Ares, the power of the sea in the figure of Poseidon, etc.

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Greece is the cradle of democracy and Greek civilization contributed significantly to the development of humanity, both in politics, as in science and of course, art. The Renaissance, from the 15th century, recovered the art forms that developed in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

It is therefore not uncommon to find many tattoos with classic works of art, such as the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace or Laoconte and their children. In the field of architecture the different orders of the columns in the temples are common: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.

The Greeks were also great warriors, the Spartans are one of the art symbols of war, the Spartans prepared since childhood for war, honor, courage and courage are the ideas that are associated with the Spartans.

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And we cannot forget the ancient Greek games, the Olympic games come from Ancient Greece, many of the athletes who get to go to some Olympic games are tattooed the Olympic rings, we must not forget that without the existence of these games in Ancient Greece Perhaps this extreme sports phenomenon would not exist now.

It may be pretentious to say that “the Greeks invented everything” but it is not as misleading as many believe.

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