Canman created this Snake tattoo.
The first session image shows clean linework.
The second session image shows the completed tattoo with shading.
Also, this thigh piece took 2 sessions and about 5-6 hours total to complete.
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About snake tattoos
Snake tattoos are a popular design choice in the world of body art.
In addition, the snake can be a symbol of various meanings and interpretations.
This image has spanned across different cultures and civilizations throughout history.
As a result, snakes have diverse symbolism attached to them.
They often representing both positive and negative qualities.
Therefore, some common meanings associated with snake tattoos include:
Transformation: Snakes shed their skin, symbolizing rebirth, transformation, and personal growth.
Rebirth and Immortality: In many cultures, snakes are associated with the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
The ability to slough off old skin represents immortality and regeneration.
Wisdom and Knowledge: In ancient mythology, snakes were seen as guardians of hidden knowledge and wisdom.
Fertility and Sexuality: Due to their phallic shape and association with shedding skin, snakes are sometimes linked to fertility and sexual energy.
Snake tattoos can be depicted in various styles and designs.
To clarify, this depends on personal preference and artistic interpretation.
Traditional snake tattoos draw inspiration from classic American tattoo art with bold outlines, vibrant colors, and a vintage aesthetic.
Neo-traditional tattoos combine traditional elements with more intricate details, vibrant color palettes, and a modern twist.
Realistic snake tattoos aim to capture the intricate details and textures of a snake’s skin, creating a lifelike representation.
Snake tattoos can be placed on various parts of the body, depending on the size and design.
for example, some popular locations include the arm, forearm, back, chest, thigh, or calf.
Most importantly, placement depends on personal preference, the size of the tattoo, and the desired visibility.