You might be surprised to know that there are over 2,900 snakes which can be found across every single continent, except for Antarctica. Plus, if you look in the Maya and Aztec calendars you’ll find Snake day on the fifth of the week!
From pit vipers to cobras, vipers, pythons, boas and more, there are countless snakes to explore. Some of which, will kill you of course, if you get too close.
However, what’s interesting about these long reptiles isn’t just their venomous jaw bite, or ability to shed their scaly skin, there’s actually quite more to it.
Take for instance, the deep grooves on pit vipers and pythons, which enables them to visualize any radiated heat from warm-blooded mammals nearby.
Now, when it comes to the meaning of snake tattoos, you’ll need to take a trip back in time. Ancient Egyptians crowned their pharaoh with the Nile cobra; worshiping it as one of the gods. But it wasn’t just all glory, in fact, in a darker light it the snake was associated with suicidal rituals and of course, murder too.
For Greek mythology, snakes aren’t exactly evil in nature, more or less they are earthbound. However, some interrupt this to be a symbol of deadly and dangerous.
On the other hand, today’s representation of the snake is often associated with modern medical and pharmaceutical medicine meanings. For example, the Bowl of Hygeia, Caduceus and Rod of Asclepius.
To give you a deadly dose of inspiration and ideas, I’m going to share with you the top 70 best snake tattoos for men. From realistic designs to the more abstract artwork that truly captures the essence of this natural creature.