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Fairy tattoos

Fairy tattoo

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:

  • Flying
  • 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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