Pine tree tattoo
Pine tree tattoo is known to be the kind of tree tattoos representing the pine tree. To understand why some people choose the pine tree to reside on their skins, it is first of all necessary to understand what kind of symbol is pine and what it represents and means under different circumstances.
Pine tree is rather wide-spread and in the beliefs in Europe it doesn't play any big role, however it is used for production of some elements.
In the ancient times the pine tree is known to be the symbol of fertility, of multiplicity of domestic animals. Also in that time the pine-tree is known to be the symbol of Zeus or Jupiter. In ancient Rome the pine tree is known to be the symbol of Jupiter and Venus and as a pure tree it usually symbolizes the virginity and is highly associated with Diane.
In Christianity the pine tree was considered to be one of the seven main and major trees. Especially this was true in the medieval Ireland.
In the Eastern traditions the pine tree is considered to be the most important from the most evergreen trees that can symbolize immortality and the longevity of live.
If the pine tree in different pine tree tattoos is depicted as a lonely tree, it is usually meaning the longevity of live. If there are two pine trees in the pine-tree tattoo design, this means the luck in marriage and the devotedness.
Often the pine tree can be depicted together with some other symbols of the longevity of life and resurrection – the bamboo, the mushrooms or the white deer.
Also the pine tree is known to be the symbol of bravery, determination and luck. In the Eastern Asia the pine tree is known to be the tree of life that looks equally good even when it grows old – it is still green and fresh. It is also highly honored here to be the symbol of the longevity of life as well as the constant friendship luck. In Chinese art pine-tree is known to be the symbol of eternity because even during the most cold weather it retains its needles.
In Japan pine-trees are known to be the symbols of immortality, they are used not only in the pine tree tattoos. Japanese people, to ensure the protection against the bad spirits, usually grow couple of pine-trees in front of the entrances to their homes.
In Northern traditions the pine tree is also the positive symbol which is highly connected with Odin. It is known to be the center of the Christmas rituals. After the Northern traditions, they were also accepted all over the Western world.