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The meaning of the hammer tattoo

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The meaning of a hammer tattoo - photo examples of finished tattoos

The meaning of a hammer tattoo – photo examples of finished tattoos

Interesting facts about the meaning of the hammer tattoo

The symbol of the hammer and its meaning in various cultures

                The hammer is one of the main tools created by man at the very beginning of civilization. In different cultures, the meaning of the hammer could vary, but its original meanings were shaping and processing an object, as well as belligerence. In ancient Roman mythology, the hammer was a symbol of vengeance and thunder. In addition, the hammer was a symbol of Hephaestus, the god of fire and blacksmithing. The Egyptian Tau Cross, which has a strong external resemblance to the hammer, was a symbol of the vengeful destroyer god Ptah.

In Norse mythology, the thunder god Thor was armed with the magical hammer Mjolnir. According to legend, it was used not only as a powerful weapon, but also as a tool for cutting down the valley from the mountain ranges. They put this symbol on shields, weapons, armor, as well as on the skin in the form of tattoos, in order to receive part of the divine power, which will bring success in any battle. But such a tattoo was done only to worthy warriors who proved their strength and greatness..

In Asian cultures, the meaning of the hammer has had different meanings. He was considered the instrument of the prosperity deity Daikoku, and was associated with the extraction of gold and untold riches. In China, the hammer was associated with the formation of the universe, and was a symbol of the power of the emperor, and in India – a symbol of the victory of evil over good.

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                Hammer tattoo meaning and style

                The hammer tattoo most often has the following meanings:

  • Characterizes the wearer’s skill in the creation of material objects, possibly his belonging to the blacksmith craft.
  • A tattoo of a hammer with an anvil may indicate that a person considers himself to be the “blacksmith of his own happiness” and wants to control his own life..
  • Hammer tattoo means masculine strength and stability.
  • The image of the war hammer speaks of the belligerence of the owner and his desire to win..
  • Belonging to a profession related to physical labor and creativity can also be expressed by a tattoo of a hammer.
  • The hammer is also a symbol of a fair trial, and can speak of the honesty of the bearer of such a tattoo..
  • The Torah hammer tattoo, made in Celtic motifs, symbolizes a person’s interest in pagan Scandinavian culture and religion.
  • Images of a hammer crossed with a pickaxe will indicate a person’s connection with the miner’s craft. This symbol denotes mines on maps.

Who is it for

A hammer tattoo, the meaning of which is often masculine, is extremely rare in women. It is often stuffed on the upper back and chest. With voluminous muscles, you can fill a hammer tattoo on the arm, which will emphasize the physical strength of the wearer.

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A tattoo is suitable for a person associated with one of the typical “male” professions that involve the application of great physical effort. The image of a hammer associated with one or another pagan myth (the hammer of Thor, Vulcan, Hephaestus) should be applied only to a person who really believes in the mystical power of this symbol.

Prepared by: Alexander Olegovich (everett_sorrow)