Halloween tattoo by Canman at visions tattoo.
The client picked this design from one of Canman’s flash sets.
Halloween is visions favorite holiday so this tattoo was a special treat to design!
This design has an autumn feel with the leaves, witch hat, broom, spider and moon Therefore, it was a really fun project!
All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween is a global celebration on October 31.
It developed from the ancient Celtic ritual of Samhain.
Samhain is a festival celebrating the changing of the seasons from light to dark or summer to winter. This would usually take place around November 1.
Traditionally, a bonfire would be lit, sweets would be prepared, and costumes would be worn to ward off evil spirits.
The ancient Celts believed that, at this time of year, the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead was at its thinnest.
But, practices and traditions can change from place to place and generation to generation, but often the symbols stay the same.
Over time cultures may forget what exactly each symbol represents and new meanings can slowly take shape.
They can be symbols of The Season and the Harvest.
Examples of this kind of Halloween symbol are corn husks, candy corns and jack-o-lanterns.
Many Halloween symbols represent Death and Mortality.
In addition, some examples of these are skeletons, skulls, ghosts and graveyards.
Halloween symbols represents Misfortune or Evil. Therefore, examples include witches, bats, black cats and clowns.
Every year, cities and towns all over the world celebrate with festivals, parades, and theme park events.
Most importantly, no matter how Halloween is celebrated, or which aspects of the holiday are celebrated, it has become a global phenomenon.