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Truth of Elf Tattoos

By Tattoo Artist On August 1, 2010 NO COMMENTS

Elf tattoo on man's calf and shin.The truth about the history and definition of Elf tattoos…

Elf tattoos can be traced to the historical existence of elves, the mystical tiny people mentioned in the Teutonic legend.  They can be cooperative, granting favors, helping in human’s work when they are aslept, and watching children and animals.  However when provoked, they can be destructive and violent, snatching people away, and causing a general havoc which is symbolic of an uncontrollable, mysterious well-being in existence.

Referring to German myth, the elf is a kind of fairy who dwells in the forest, sea and in the air.  Elves were illustrated in Shakespeare’s Puck and Lord of the Rings by Tolkien; a manifestation of great writers’ passion to write something mystical for the sake of fabulous art that will catch the interest of the readers.  These stories of fantasy have always been the apple of the eyes of the kids of all ages.


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