Fairy tattoos are a fairly recent development and they represent a certain range of interests or way of thinking. A fairy tattoo design can be cute and rather precious, like something out of a children’s book, but fairies are not as innocent as they look.
Fairy tattoos have a nostalgic appeal for those who remember childhood fondly and wish to keep the images of childhood part of their lives on an ongoing basis. In that sense, fairy tattoos are a symbol of our youth.
The fairy is a female mythological figure that has magical powers and originates from Celtic mythology. Usually they are small, beautiful creatures with transparent wings, a green dress and a human appearance.
They live in wonderland and can take people there as well. According to legend, there is little consensus regarding how big fairies were, and how human-like they were in form. The tiny, Tinkerbelle-type fairy is only one interpretation.
The supernatural powers of the fairy include:
- Casting spells
- Foreseeing and influencing the future
The origins of fairies are not very clear, there are several beliefs of what fairies really are:
- A popular belief is that fairies are the dead.
- Another belief is that they are a kind of degraded angel.
- Others view them as an intelligent species, different from angels and humans. They used to live on the British islands, but were forced into hiding.
- Yet another belief is that they were devils.
Like I told you, not all fairy tattoos are as innocent as they look. Fairies have a touch of evil, a dark side – in fact, they are far more likely to be mischievous or even fearsome. Among medieval societies fairies were feared.
According to legend fairies would do things like:
- Steal a baby and leave one of their own in its place (changeling).
- Abduct older people.
- They could poison livestock and ruin a harvest.
- Fairies can even be deadly if a human falls in love with one.
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