This Poseidon tattoo is the beginning of a full sleeve.

The client preferred black and grey, and wanted to express natures power and fury.

Also, the second part will include an old clipper ship crashing against the rocks.

A Poseidon tattoo can represent many things including great power and strength.

Also, a strong connection with water and the sea, and a love of marine life.

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The history of Poseidon

POSEIDON was the Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought and horses.
He was depicted as a mature man with a sturdy build and dark beard holding a trident.

A trident is a three-pronged fisherman’s spear.

He sometimes also wielded a boulder encrusted with sea creatures (crayfish, octopi, fish, etc.).

The god was either clothed in a robe and cloak or depicted nude with just a cloak draped loosely about his arms and shoulders.

In addition, he was often crowned with a wreath of wild celery or a simple headband.

Poseidon’s sacred animals were the bull, the horse and the dolphin.

As god of the sea he was also closely associated with fish and other marine creatures.

As a result, his chariot was drawn by a pair of fish-tailed horses.

The most famous of his sacred animals in myth was the Cretan Bull, sire of the Minotaur.

Poseidon seduced many nymphs and mortal woman often in the guise of an animal or flowing water.

Some of his most famous conquests were the Gorgon Medousa (Medusa), Tyro, Amymone, and Aithra mother of the hero Theseus