More restrained than the riot of hues that spring or summer bring, the colors of fall have a vibrancy and stunning effect all their own. Similarly, the symbols of fall are known for their representation of the inimitable transmutations of nature.
While many feel that the changing leaves that will soon fall and die carry the weight of death, in essence they are indicative of life.
Falling leaves eventually decompose, imbuing soil with their life-giving nutrients and minerals and creating a life-giving space for new plants. They also allow the tree to create space for new growth.
Their incredible array of rich colors creates a stunning palette, as well. The animals associated with autumn have significance all their own. Some, like squirrels and birds are quick, resourceful creatures. Many choose images of owls, long-time symbols of wisdom and knowledge, while others are more partial to the crafty red fox, whose coloring is echoed in those same leaves and who bears a reputation for being cunning, quick-witted and able to wriggle out of tight spots.
Fall is a time of change, one where old ways are shed and new ones are created. Those who are drawn to fall imagery are those who recognize how infinitely changeable human nature is.
These incredible fall themed tattoos show the jaw-dropping influence of nature on our psyches and a lifelong desire for reinvention.