If you are looking for a tattoo which represents death directly, then almost you have come to the right place and choice. Actually there are no other symbols in this world which can represent death in such a manner as it does grim reaper tattoos. It is one of the most unique tattoo designs and still very rare in the various parts of the world. It seems very different and that’s the reason it is not considered as a mainstream tattoo. This is mainly worn by the males and commonly done with black ink to focus the dark meanings.
Grim reapers have been associated with art, literature and movies since very long time. The daring attitude of a grim reaper is very famous among us. The long black cloak and razor sharp scythe is enough to put anyone into fair. And now imagine how it looks when such a tattoo is done on your body. You can be completely sure that a grim reaper tattoo is going to attract everyone at a glimpse. But it depends on the realism of the tattoo. The more realistic it is the more stunning it will look. For making a realistic grim reaper tattoo you should always prefer a good and professional tattoo artist.
There are many myths that you will hear about grim reapers. Some people say that grim reapers appear when somebody is just near to the moment of death. The sharp scythe they carry is used to separate the soul from the human body. And once the separation is done, they carry the soul with them to the final destination where the soul will rest. And so they are regarded as the carrier of hell and heaven.
There are varieties of ways with which a grim reaper tattoo can be portrayed. The grim reaper can be portrayed in the tattoo with the scythe in different positions. Two common positions are at the front or over his shoulder. Skeleton hands are normally drawn to hold the scythe. The face of the grim reaper is always portrayed as a skeleton skull but some grim reaper tattoos also comes faceless. It is wherever an old school tattoos design that has become a bit popular over some years. It is usually done using two basic colors, black and grey. Since the grim reaper tattoo is associated with death, black color is mostly preferred.
It is said that grim reaper tattoos are associated with ancient Christian bible. You will notice that in the bible, it is mentioned that death is riding a horse and carrying a scythe. But mostly it is seen from a negative view and regarded as a symbol of evil and death. Just in case of roman mythology, grim reapers are portrayed in a positive manner. According to the Romans, Grim reaper is a symbol of good luck. There are also lot of other meanings that are associated with grim reaper tattoos like Death, Bravery, Courage, Fragility, Evil, Negativity and Darkness. In some cases grim reaper is also said to represent ‘circle of life’.
This is not at all a very common tattoo design and not widely accepted till today among the society. So before making such a unique tattoo you should think a lot about it. Once you are almost final with the design, make a lot of study and research on the grim reaper tattoo on the internet. Consult with an expert tattoo artist so that they can give you much more idea about the grim reaper tattoos. And lastly the thing you should do is select an outstanding design for your tattoo. Here are some design ideas that will really inspire you to make such tattoo.