Fox tattoos are an excellent way to express your connection with nature. Of course, depending on each design, there can be a lot of other meanings too. Fox is a smart and tricky animal. Thus it became a symbol of cleverness. Finally, it’s a beautiful and mysterious animal that is worth to be on your body as a tattoo.
What do fox tattoos mean?
Generally, the primary symbols of the foxes are wisdom, quick thinking, good luck, and adaptation. The fox is a middle-sized predator that is active at night. Being smaller and weaker than the wolf or a lion, the fox depends on its wisdom, and ability to survive. We can see how well they adapted by the fact that you can find the fox in any continent. Because of its intelligence, agility, and loveliness, the fox became a symbol of the wildlife. Since it is primarily a nocturnal animal, in mythology fox is a messenger of the gods. Also a communicator between the living and the dead.
Due to the ability to steal goose and hide in the surroundings, the fox gain a reputation of an intelligent animal. Also, they can trick their enemies to walk in circles by going back by their traces.
In many ancient cultures, people believed that the fox had supernatural powers. For example, the Greeks had the fox Teumesio which the gods sent to the children of Thebes. The ancient Egyptians had a mythical creature – Thaloc which had the power to change its form and could steal a human’s soul. The Scandinavians called them Firefox and related them with the Northern lights that appear during the polar nights.
Symbols of the fox tattoos according to the color
Of course, the same thing or creature can mean entirely different things depending on a few factors. One of them is color. Foxes are beautiful animals, and each color is fascinating in its way.
- Red fox tattoos symbolize passion, energy, and confidence.
- A silver fox tattoo symbolizes nobility, good taste, and refinement.
- The Arctic or the white fox is a symbol of divinity and purity.
- Black fox is a symbol of good luck.
- The brown-colored fox symbolizes the ability to hide, be invisible, adapt.
- Fox with a red tail represents inner balance and strength.
Because foxes are not that popular, there aren’t much of fox tattoo ideas. As you can see, they have many different meanings, so there’s a lot of choices. Fox tattoos look good in many different styles and colors. They are a perfect choice both for men and women, and they will look good on almost every part of the body. So, take a look at our fox tattoo collection below. We’re sure you will find a perfect idea!