Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
One tattoo that you may want to consider is the frog tattoo. Frog tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo, but there is a popularity for the tattoo. Just like all animal tattoos, the frog tattoo symbolizes traits and attributes of the frog. Frog tattoos are worn by both sexes and they are usually designed in a variety of different colors. Since frog tattoo designs are designed in several sizes, they can nearly be inked anywhere on the body.
In this article, we will discuss frog tattoos and frog tattoo designs. We will also review frog tattoo meanings and you will have the chance to view a variety of different frog tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find inspiration and ideas for your tattoo design.
When it comes to cute small tattoo symbols, the frog tattoo may just be right down your alley. The frog tattoo is very deeply symbolic and it holds a variety of different meanings. Frog tattoos come in a variety of different variations and designs. Frog tattoos are also commonly seen with a variety of other tattoo symbols and elements. Frog tattoos may be portrayed with water, flowers, butterflies, fairies, plants, and dragonflies. When it comes to frog tattoo designs, there are plenty of options to consider.
The frog has been a symbolic figure to a variety of different ancient cultures throughout history. Due to the frog's many associations, there is a wide range of symbolic meanings in frog symbolism and frog tattoos. When we look at the frog in all walks of life, we can then begin to understand what the frog represents in art and tattoos. Let's take a look at a few of the different ancient cultures that were closely related to the frog.
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ANCIENT ASSOCIATIONS AND MEANINGS
Frogs have been portrayed throughout history by a variety of different cultures. In ancient Celtic times, the frog was king of the earth. To the ancient Celts, the frog represented "healing powers" because its association with water and rain. The Celts believed that the rain had the power to cleanse the body.
The Haidas believed that the frog represented "balance". This can refer to a variety of different things. A frog tattoo can possibly represent balance in your life, such as work and play. Take the Chinese yin and yang, which also represents balance. In such cases, the frog tattoo can represent the perfect balance of two opposing forces. In China, the frog is a yin energy. To the Chinese, the frog represents good luck, fertility, and happiness within the family. In Asian cultures, the frog is commonly worn in jewelry as a symbol of good luck and fortune.
Some Christians believe the frog is a symbol of the "resurrection". Look at the frog and think about what it goes through to be an adult frog. The frog goes through different stages of development before it reaches adulthood. First, there is the egg, then it turns into a tadpole, and lastly it turns into a frog. It is closely related to the crucifixion of Jesus, life, death, and rebirth. Frogs have also been portrayed in Christian art as well.
In ancient Egypt, the frog symbolized "life". They were also a symbol of protection. Ancient Egyptians believed that the frog had the power to guard the soul through the afterlife. You could use the frog tattoo to represent your "life". Since the frog can represent "good luck" and "happiness", it can represent a "happy life".
There also is a variety of North American tribes that believed the frog was sacred and symbolic. These tribes believed that the frog represented "wealth", "success", and "good fortune". They believed that the frog was associated to the water and the moon. They believed that the great "Frog Woman" had the power and ability to protect the waters.
FROG TATTOO MEANINGS AND DESIGNS
The frog tattoo has a wide range and variety of different symbolic meanings. Since the frog has so many associations throughout the world, there are many meanings that can be labeled to frog tattoos. Below, you can find the symbolic meanings of the frog tattoo.
- Good Luck
- Good Fortune
- Higher Self
One of the most common meanings of the frog tattoo is "transformation". This basically comes from the fact that the frog goes through metamorphosis, like the butterfly and the dragonfly. Your frog tattoo can represent the stages that you go through in life as a person. The frog tattoo can be used to represent "life".
The frog tattoo can be portrayed with a variety of different tattoo symbols. The frog is often portrayed with crowns, dragonflies, butterflies, mushrooms, water, grass, tree limbs, and fairies. Frog tattoos are usually very colorful. The frog can be portrayed in a variety of different ways as well. There is a lot you can to with frog tattoos to come up with a creative design. Make sure you take your time and look at a variety of different frog tattoo designs. Make sure you choose one that fits your personality. It is always important to know what your tattoo symbol represents. If you feel like the frog tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow our links to look at more tattoo symbols and designs. Thanks for visiting.
Brooke from Scranton PA on December 27, 2018:
I've heard that the meaning of frogs when related to frog tattoos is "Forever Relying On God".
Frog on January 29, 2018:
Hey, I already have a frog tattoo with my children's names... Was thinking of getting another, so consulted my mate Google... Got some great ideas.
Ps... My nickname is frog
Hope on February 26, 2014:
Love the tattoos! I got a few good ideas. I came looking for an idea as an add on to my frog tattoo. FYI frog is also an acronym for Fully Rely On God. I walk in life with a daily reminder of that.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on May 29, 2012:
Johnnie, thanks for coming by and commenting. Thanks for sharing your story. Sounds like you chose the perfect tattoo. I wish you all the best on your new journey.
Johnnie on May 27, 2012:
Am so glad I found this page! I have always been drawn to frogs I have them all over my house and in jewelry form and when I was going thru a rough period in my life I wanted another tattoo and was immediately drawn to a frog that I had done between my shoulder blades so this really makes a lot of sense to me
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on April 12, 2012:
Tina, thanks for taking the time to comment and share your tattoo. Very meaningful tattoo. I love it. Great idea for you mothers out there. God Bless.
Tina on April 07, 2012:
I have a frog tattoo on my ankle that says Jeremiah below it to represent my son!!
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on March 08, 2012:
Kash,thanks for coming by my friend and for your thoughtful comment. Glad you enjoyed all the pics.
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on February 29, 2012:
Great hub,loved all the great tattoo pictures !
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on February 23, 2012:
Cloverleaf, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Many people don't realize all the meanings behind each tattoo. Always good to learn something new:)
Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on February 21, 2012:
Hi thelyricwriter, I had no idea that frog tattoos have so many meanings! I am very pleased to have more time to read your hubs now. I always learn so much from you :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on February 21, 2012:
*Writer20, it is always great to have you come by my friend. Good to hear from you and thanks for your time, comment, and votes.
*Alocsin, you make a good point. Besides flowers and frogs, you don't see green as much as other colors. Great point.
*Blaise25, always a big thank you for dropping by. It is a cool tat for sure. I see what you are saying. One of my favs on this article.
*Eddy, thanks for taking the time to come by. I had a friend that loved frogs back in high school. Other then that, I really don't see them. I agree, not at all as a tattoo. See you around.
*AE, you also make a good point. They are a cute and gentle tattoo. Perfect choice for a girl. Have a good one.
*Frank, always good to hear from you. Frog for guys, your right, it really don't fit the bill. Perhaps a nice skull tattoo for you Frank! Take care pal.
*Gypsy, always a pleasure my dear. Yes, great color combinations on most of these tattoos. Green goes with a lot of different colors. Best wishes.
*Sueswan, thanks for coming by. Great to hear from you. You have to love Kermit:) I am surprised cause I couldn't find no Kermit tattoos. Could be a cute tat I guess. Take care and thanks.
Sueswan on February 19, 2012:
The frog on the toadstool is cute. I have no interest in getting a tattoo but if I did it would be of Kermit the frog. :)
Voted up and awesome
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 18, 2012:
Wow! Love those wild frog tattoos. The colors are awesome.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 18, 2012:
thelyricwriter I don't think I can put a frog tattoo on my body even though I understand the meaning now.. but still :( great article my friend
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 17, 2012:
What will they think of next? They are cute. Great artistry..
Eiddwen from Wales on February 17, 2012:
As I was looking through this gem I realised that I don't think I have ever seen anyone with a frog tattoo.
Such a great hub and an up up and away for this one.
Take care my friend and have a great day.
Fehl Dungo from close to you... on February 17, 2012:
Second one is my fave. It's like 3D :)
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 16, 2012:
These are quite striking -- I rarely see the color green on a tattoo, but that shade would obviously make sense on a frog. Voting this Up and Beautiful.
Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on February 16, 2012:
This is the right place for frogs. When they all get together such as on one of Hawawii's Islands and make such a racket every night. Voted up for great art work.