Because of its symbolic masculinity, strength, and unyielding temperament, the bull has long occupied a cult place in various cultures around the world.
Ancient greek, mesopotamian, roman and egyptian civilizations revered the bull as a sacred sacrifice, while the celts and druids considered it a powerful aid in ensuring fertility, protection of the tribe and wealth.
In astrology, the sign of taurus is depicted as a bull, which is characterized by traits such as pride, stubbornness, reliability and comfort. Many taurus men proudly wear their simple zodiac sign as a tattoo, showing that their opinions and values are not easily swayed.
Because of its stubborn nature and stubbornness, the bull is often used in tattoo art as an accompanying totem for the wearer. The person who favors the bull tattoo is somewhat like the bull himself: loyal, strong, driven by the lust and luxury that make life worth savoring.
A tribal bull tattoo can be elaborate and multi-colored, occupying a significant area of flesh, or a simple black outline adorning your wrist, arm or shoulder. However you choose to wear it, the world better stand back.
The story of the bull
Bulls are creatures that often appear in various mythologies and cultures throughout history. Wall paintings depicting these animals have been found in Lascaux, France. The Epic of Gilgamesh plays a very important role in the Mythical Bull of Heaven.
Many ancients regarded bulls as sacred creatures. In ancient Egypt, the god with the head of the bull was Apis. Festivals in his honor were a very important part of the Egyptian calendar. The bull Apis was the embodiment of strength and valor, created from a ray of sunlight. The Hindu deity Shiva, deity of destruction and creation, is sometimes depicted as a rider on a bull.
In the ethiopian Hamar culture, young men are instructed to jump over the strongest and wildest of the bulls in the herd during an initiation ritual into adulthood. Many religions, which required animal sacrifice, recognize the bull as a tribute to the upper class and consider it to consist of the bull.
The symbolism of the bull tattoo
The bull-racing through the streets of Pamlona has been an annual tradition for centuries. The bravest face the furious beasts face to face. Often the unequal encounters end in human casualties.
The bull is a symbol of strength and power, which is difficult for even a very strong man to oppose.
In this context, the symbol of the bull also has the meaning of security and, on the other hand, death.
The bull is also a symbol of masculinity in its original, instinctive meaning – brute strength, aggression and male sexuality. However, you need to be careful, because a visible tattoo with an aggressive look can provoke other men and lead to unwanted and dangerous situations.
The bull tattoo is a symbol of courage, harmony and inner balance.
Also means a “flexible” man, able to find himself in any, even strongly adverse conditions.