31 Aug 2010
The Sun Through The Ages
Through the many years and across many religions and belief systems the sun has been a most powerful character. Way back in the time of the ancient Egyptians the sun represented the sun god Ra. All mighty and powerful Ra ruled from the heavens above, over both us mere mortals and all the gods above.
While Icarus had his own run-in with the sun, flying too close and melting the glue that held his wings and feathers together. Icarus’ testament to the power of the sun, is another instance of the sun lauding its power over us through mythology.
The Modern Day Sun
In modern times the sun has come to be recognized more for what it is, an immensely powerful seemingly endless series of atomic explosions at the centre of our solar system that shares it head with us on a daily basis.
But the modern acceptance of what the sun is in our reality based existence has by no means diminished its power. If anything its power over us has been increased. For we now realize that life on this planet would not continue for very long without it. And once the energy contained within the sun runs out we will have to find ourselves a new home.
What meanings do you draw from sun tattoos?
- The end of a good day
- The beginning of a new day
- Warm sunny afternoons in the country
- The power to destroy planets and solar systems
- The romance of a sunset
Some of the more popular sun tattoo designs include:
- Star Moon and Sun Tattoo Designs
- small sun tattoos
- japan sun tattoo
- cool sun tattoo
- moon sun tattoos
- Sun Tattoo Flash
So whether you are wanting to get a sun tattoo for new school or old school reasons, no matter, the sun can make for some fantastic tattoo designs either way.
Have you found your dream sun tattoo or are you still looking for inspiration?