Early drawings of a proto-parachute can be traced back to medieval times and some of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches.
The modern parachute was invented in the late 18th century by Louis-Sebastian Lenormand, who also made the first parachute jump from the tower of the Montpelier observatory in 1783.
Parachutes have been used in war, aviation, dropping bombs, and skydiving ever since. We wouldn’t have the countless inventions and innovations we have today without men who were just adventurous and crazy enough to take these risks once upon a time. Their daring and discovery has given us some of the greatest innovations in history, and we still answer the call to adventure today. It is one of the most enduring aspects of the masculine persona.
The fine lines and saving grace of a parachute tattoo is a great choice of ink for any man with the same daring spirit of these men of old. These tattoos are incredible testaments to the heroism and bravery of so many men over the course of the last few centuries, and will especially appeal to men who are interested in following in their footsteps. Adventurers and military men have a preference for these tattoos, symbolizing the rugged nature of their lives tinged with action and discovery.
It can also be interpreted as salvation, and a reminder of what saved them. Skydivers also get these tattoos to show their love for the sport, and show the unconquerable spirit of the men who still crave adventure in the modern day.