The mercurial wiles of paying tribute to the winged god Hermes are as different as those who choose these tattoos. Often they are indicative of a restless soul, the relentless wanderer or those who simply want to fly as high as they can.
The Greek god Hermes exemplified the powerful weight of freedom. He was both quick in spirit as well as movement, two attributes held dear by that ancient, prestigious culture.
Known for the wings on his ankles, he represented the dreams of many to explore, to wander and know the world intimately.
The vast majority of Hermes tattoos are simple wings on the ankle, but it’s the form of the wings that impart an individual meaning. Larger wings give the sense that the bearer of the ink holds freedom in very high esteem.
Indeed, the idea of spontaneously taking flight and leaving for parts unknown is particularly appealing to those who choose this style of tattoo. Not for the faint of heart, or for those who settle for “good enough”, a Hermes tattoo shows that your soul runs wild, in leaps and bounds. This is an untamed tattoo for those who do not wish to be tamed.
This gallery of freedom may inspire you to indelibly mark your outward self with a representation of your most inward desires.