The idea of the duck provokes, in the majority of people, reminiscences of programs of infantile televisions or magnificent ponds … but the symbolism of the duck is much deeper than that. Ducks are full of resources capable of living on land and in the water, but they are also able to adapt and make easy transitions because they are, by nature, migratory birds. They are also able to escape from their enemies by flying, swimming or diving under water, which makes them animals terribly elusive and difficult to catch.
In the whole world, different cultures consider ducks to be essential animals that symbolize important traits and attributes. For example, the Indian culture sees in the duck a symbol of the incessant cycle of life. In this country, the duck appears at the end of the rice harvest to feed on the remains but also to lay eggs: the birth cycle is renewed.
In the animal symbolism of the Celts, ducks represent honesty, simplicity, sensitivity and being resourceful. Celtic culture sees these wild birds as equally beautiful and honest: they are creatures that adapt easily, are sensitive to their environment and are just as graceful on the water as on land.
Duck also has meanings that transcend cultural boundaries. Those who study and interpret dreams believe that a duck appearing in a dream is a good omen, while for ecologists, duck is a symbol of commitment to the environment and the importance of preserving natural habitats so that future generations can continue to enjoy it.
The duck genre also has its own symbolism. For example, the male duck was considered a symbol of male fertility and promiscuity in medieval Europe and some pagan cults used it as their own symbol.
Meanings of duck tattoo designs
These include these meanings (but not limited to):
- Important resources
- Migration / transition
- Eliminative character, hard to catch
- Cycle of birth / death / rebirth
- Childhood memories
Variations of duck tattoos
1. Tattoos by Daffy Duck
Daffy first appeared in 1937 and played a large number of different roles in the hundreds of cartoons and movies in which he appears. For example, in the 1940s, Daffy was often seen in army uniform, fighting the Nazis, while in later versions of the cartoon, he was seen performing roles such as "Duck Tracy" and "Stupor". Duck "(a kind of Superman-duck). Choosing one of these characters for your Daffy Duck tattoo will give it a unique touch and will ensure that no other Daffy Duck tattoo will look like yours!
2. Tattoos by Donald Duck
One can probably blame Donald for having a double personality – at the same time, he is loyal, likes to be with his family and is heroic, but he can also be Machiavellian, selfish and mad. Donald also has a female counterpart, Daisy Duck, who may be more attractive to female fans of duck tattoos. Like Donald, Daisy can also show a double personality: she gets offended easily, is stubborn and quick to fight to defend what belongs to her, but is also a loyal girlfriend for Donald and the best friend from Minnie Mouse. She is also glamorous and playful. She is usually portrayed beating her long lashes and wearing some decorated accessories. Choosing fun and personalized clothes is a good way to make sure your Daisy Duck tattoo is unique.