The first known sculptures of the Roman Empire are works of Greek influence and in particular of the Hellenic era, which try to imitate the beauty and perfection of Greek sculptures. Hence the interest in tattoos of Roman statues.
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Many of these sculptures were found in the form of busts and whole bodies because, during the early Roman period, the cult of personality was practiced. Many emperors had their effigies carved in stone to strengthen their image with the people. The privileged class was sculpted to represent the lineage of their family.
At the beginning of the Roman era, the people generally lacked culture and could neither read nor write. He discovered the stories of battles, conquests, hunts, confrontations, through sculptures that tell these facts. It was not until the fall of the Roman Empire that Christianity was adopted as a religion. From this moment, Christian figures began to play an important role, influencing Roman sculpture. Their influence continued until the medieval period, with the birth of the Gothic period and, thereafter, until the Renaissance period.
Drawing of Roman statues
In the designs of tattoos of Roman statues, the predominant figures are gods like Jupiter (Zeus), Juno (Hera), Venus (Aphrodite), Cupid (Eros), Neptune (Poseidon), Minerva (Athens) ), among other influences from the Greek Empire. The tattoos of Roman statues are often white and black, done in a realistic style. These tattoos can also contain architectural elements of the time, angels, animal sculptures …
Symbolic of statues
A Roman statue tattoo represents the importance of the influence of the empire, of Roman law in republican life and in contemporary laws of the 21st century. Laws and codes, like the Civil Code, the Penal Code and inheritance tax, were terribly influenced by early Roman law.
They also have great admiration for demonstrations of classical art.
The Greek gods dominated for many years the beliefs of the Romans; this is the reason why tattoos which resemble the Greek gods represent what each of these gods offered to humanity according to the deep beliefs of this time. The tattoos of Roman statues symbolize the strength, influence and grandeur of one of the empires that marked one of the most influential periods in the history of the world.