For chocolate lovers, eating it is not enough. Many of them decide to immortalize this delicious food on their skin – by means of a tattoo – because chocolate is good, in all its presentations.
Tablets, cocoa beans or even a phrase with the word chocolate … tattoo options of this type are many and we can find very simple drawings without much detail like tattoos much more eccentric and extravagant.
To tell you about the history of chocolate, we must travel in the past and in space. Let's go to Latin America, where cocoa trees grow naturally.
Legend has it that the first people to use chocolate (around the year 1000) were the Olmecs, a people from southeastern Mexico. They called "kakawa" what we know today as cocoa.
Some more details on chocolate
Chocolate, in addition to being particularly delicious, has many attributes associated with the well-being of the body. It is not only a question of pleasing our palate but also of consuming a food that, in fact, is good for us.
There are some very interesting studies showing that chocolate and cocoa, which is its main ingredient, are beneficial to the cardiovascular system, regulate blood pressure and even control blood sugar levels.
Another attribute associated with chocolate is related to its multiple uses because it is an ingredient that really has many facets: it is not limited to cooking but also works as a beauty secret beneficial to the skin, for example.
Symbolic meaning of chocolate tattoos
Since the time when cocoa began to be cultivated and for many centuries, it has been a sign of wealth and prosperity. This association between wealth and cocoa and the fact that it is considered as a sign of status and power come from the Mayan culture.
We also attribute chocolate spiritual connotations, because it allows us to connect with other dimensions and develop our creativity, but also because it helps us maintain our energy balance. In addition, chocolate is a tool that allows us to open our heart and create a deeper and more authentic connection with others, based on the love of self, others and the world around us.
But we must not forget that chocolate, ironically, has an obscure history related to some sordid themes such as slavery, child labor and environmental pollution. But all this certainly does not have much to do with tattoos.