The fox is a cunning animal that is not only a hero of stories, but also a tattoo motif often envisioned by those who wish to be tattooed, and which represents wisdom, deception, cunning and seduction.
Significance of fox tattoos in different cultures
The symbolism of this tattoo is ambiguous, since this creature has a multi-faceted character. The fox plays a special role in different cultures.
– In Chinathe fox represented sulphurous beauty and the different parts of his body were considered as aphrodisiacs. In this country, this animal is a sign of transformation, longevity and favorable changes; he is considered a lucky animal. In addition, the vixen is associated with the god of fertility and both are seen as mediators between the world of the living and the dead.
– At Japan, the fox was connected to the spirits of the rain. The Japanese thought that the vixen could enchant the gods with its beauty. This drawing also represented the protection against bad luck. Today, the white fox represents prosperity and success in business.
– In European countrieshe is seen as a clever animal who can take advantage of any situation and a diplomat. He was also associated with the god of forests and fertility.
– For the Celtsthe fox represented wisdom and was revered for his ability to see the land of fairies. Foxes were also seen as servants of the devil.
– For the native peoples of North Americathis cunning creature was a master of survival that could adapt to all environments. In addition, the fox and the coyote were seen as the creators of the earth.
– At Malihe was an intelligent trick player. In Scandinavian myths, where he was associated with Loki, he has the same meaning.
– At Peruthe fox was seen as a fierce warrior with the mental strength to withstand all difficulties. The Finns thought it symbolized inner psychological conflict and the ability to overcome obstacles.
– For the Tswana peoplethe fox was a noble creature who had always realized his dreams.
– The Indians thought that the fox had stolen the gift of fire and brought it to them, which is why it became a symbol of the family for them.
– In Inuit storiesthe fox was the personification of the woman who seduces men, then leaves them.
– For Egyptiansthe fox was a sign of deception, depravity and hypocrisy.
– In Korea, the fox was a symbol of sexuality and fertility, he helped the future mothers.
– In Slavic culturethe fox represented an infamous person.