If you’re anything at all into the wonderful world of body art and tattooing, there are designs with one specific and very majestic animal that always make the cut—the one and only, deer tattoos. Of course, deer are just beautiful animals to behold in general. According to theYou, a site that connects beauty specialists and salons from all over the world with their clients—the details of a completed deer sketch determine what message will be contained in the drawing, while the design technique the artist uses will demonstrate the stylistic nuances and preferences of the owner of the tattoo. But with all of that said, what do these deer tattoos actually mean?
First, we must start with symbolism. Across many generations, countries and religions, the Deer represents many different things. They’re deeply spiritual animals so it’s no wonder they take on various hats to portray the values of different cultures and people.
- For Native Americans, deer were seen as animals of spiritual power, gentleness, and reliable messengers. They were also seen as a symbol of fertility.
- Celtics see the deer as a representative of femininity, grace, and gentleness.
- Christians see the deer as a symbol of piety, devotion, and sainthood, among many other things.
- In Mexican and South American culture, deer were seen as animals able to translate the language of the gods to the common people. So, messengers once again.
When you see a Deer Tattoo on someone’s body, you can bet the individual is probably pretty calm and collected, with stern and powerful energy. Probably pretty spiritually inclined as well. They tend to have various meanings, depending on the style, design, and if it appears on a man or a woman.
The meanings of a deer tattoo usually represent the values of
To watchfulness, I’m sure we all know or have experienced the “deer caught in the headlights” moments. But, to further expound on the balance between the masculine and the feminine; the stag is usually associated with a mature, experienced spirit who has an abundance of strength, virility, agility, and endurance; while the doe is associated with femininity, fertility, grace and the bond between a mother and a child.
Overall, deer as a species and in art tend to represent peace, deep intuition, spirituality,
and a soft balance between the masculine and the feminine.