There is nothing more enchanting or mysterious than the noble creatures who inhabit the sea, particularly the octopus. These enthralling animals have deep cultural and personal significance, which when added to their cool appearance, make them very popular ink choices.
The captivating mysteries of the sea have fascinated people for millennia, just as have the untold depths people carry within themselves.
The octopus, with his alien silhouette and ability to change easily and quickly, is a perfect representation of these qualities.
Often an octopus tattoo will symbolize a period of personal growth, one where the wearer was able to narrowly escape a tight spot, or change in order to achieve a highly-held goal. The octopus is strange and beautiful, with a powerful serenity that speaks volumes without saying a word.
While newer, more abstract or updated octopus tattoo designs are popular, the traditional style has a sense of the stoic. They are simpler, but complex by nature. Many who choose these older designs do it not because they look cool (although they undeniably do), but because it represents a personality that is both complicated and easy-going, resourceful enough to overcome anything, and possessing an ingenious versatility and ability to adapt to any situation.
These traditional octopus tattoos are about more than just looking good. They are about imbuing your life with the traits of one of the most interesting and awe-inspiring creatures of the deep.