Yes, tattoos of onions exist, just like those of other vegetables. They can represent a whole onion or cut in half, a white, yellow or red onion and sometimes even accompany it with other elements that will not necessarily be related to food.
It is very likely that those who will get a tattoo of onions like cooking but there are also other explanations.
The exact definition of onion, or allium cepa, indicates that it is a member of the lily family and is grown around the world. Among other varieties of onions, there are those with white bulb, yellow bulb, red bulb or green bulb.
Onions differ in size, color and taste. The onions include green onions, chives, leeks, shallots and pearl onions.
Some details about onions
Onions are not only a common ingredient in salads and many other culinary preparations, they also have many beneficial properties, both curative and aesthetic.
Onions are not just tears and strong smells. This powerful vegetable contributes to hair growth, promotes collagen production, has antimicrobial properties, controls the level of sugar in the blood, has anti-carcinogenic properties, protects the brain and heart, strengthens the immunological system and improves the appearance of the skin.
Because of its powerful properties and its content of vitamins, sulfur, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, silica, zinc, magnesium, chromium and flavonoids, it is therefore a perfect ally of your body.
Have you ever wondered why onions make people cry? The answer is interesting because it is a defense mechanism against predators that consists of releasing irritating substances.
Symbolic meaning of onion tattoos
Whether you believe it or not, absolutely all the elements that exist on earth have a special meaning in certain cultures. The onion, meanwhile, represents the multiplicity of reality, because of its different layers. It also symbolizes the balance between all elements, emotional release and protection.
The word onion comes from the Latin unio, which means "unity". The layers of onions are a metaphor for discovering the truth. The ancient Egyptians, on the other hand, saw the various circles of onions as a symbol of eternity, which made it a sacred vegetable.
An onion tattoo therefore represents more than one might think and its meaning goes beyond the association with food.