Frog tattoos are an unusual choice for tattoo designs. Frogs are not considered as cute or attractive by the common masses. This does not mean that they are not popular choices. Frog tattoos surpass many cool tattoo designs in popularity.
There are multiple reasons that people choose frogs for their tattoo design. The inspiration behind the inked art of frog comes from Spiritual symbolism and importance in ancient history.
In ancient Egypt and Greece, Frogs were considered as representations of fertility and harmony. There are many stories and mythical legends where frogs played a vital role in the story. You might have read about the famous story of The Frog Prince by Grimms Brothers.
In the german version, a witch turned a prince into a frog and only true love’s kiss can bring him back to human form. This story became popular not only in Germany but across the world. Centuries have passed but the story is still so famous that many people love to get the frog prince inked on their bodies.
Meanings of Frog Tattoos
Based on all the urban legends, old myths; there can be many meanings of frog tattoos. Some frequently associated meanings are –
Afterlife – Many ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia considered frogs as the link between earth and the underworld. You can try a mystical frog tattoo (with colorful eyes) to show that you have faith in the afterlife.
Fertility – Ancient Egypt used to worship the Nile river as it was a major source of food crops. However, irrigation and fertilization of crops faced many issues in the barren land of desert Egypt. It was during the great flood of the Nile that millions of frogs covered Egypt and made the soil fertile again.
Since then, Egyptians cited the frog as a symbol of fertility. If you have a farming background then you can try a frog on crop tattoo design.
Licentiousness – Frogs are considered free from moral restraints. Ancient Greeks wrote many fables about how frogs are never contemptuous and always want more. Your tattoo design can also indicate the same. For this, you have to choose a design where the frog is shown with an evil crown-like devil.
WitchCraft – During the Salem witch trials, it was popularized among people that witches use potions made from frog blood to control people. There were even rumors that witches eat raw frogs to live a long life.
A frog tattoo can also be associated with witchcraft. It can be a really good Halloween-themed tattoo but I won’t suggest it as a permanent design.
Shy – There is a famous looney tune cartoon which showed that a man finds a singing frog. He dreams of getting rich by riding on the surprising talent of the frog. However, his dreams shatter soon when the frog does not perform in front of others.
This showcased the shy nature of frogs. You can try a tattoo design that shows that you too are a shy person.
Scared – Frogs are usually not considered brave. They jump away from danger as soon as they sense it. Many frogs will get afraid even from a tiny fly. Your frog tattoo can also symbolize the same.
Poison Ivy – Many species of frogs are so beautiful that you will immediately try to catch them. But sadly many such species are dangerous. The famous Blue poison dart frog is irresistibly cute but can paralyze its predator from its poisonous skin.
You can symbolize this theme in your tattoo design. it will represent that even though you have an attractive personality but this does not mean that you are good for everybody.
Placement of Frog Tattoos
There are many choices for the placement of frog tattoos. However, I would strongly suggest getting them inked in small size and try them on rarely noticeable body parts. You can try these designs on the middle finger, on side of the wrist, underarm, near the rib cage, or even on the lower back.
The choice is yours but please keep in mind that colorful frog tattoos will look more attractive than their black and white counterparts.
Here have a look at these beautiful frog tattoo designs that will suit both men and women
Small Frog Tattoo Designs
Bone Frog Tattoos
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Tattoos of Poison Dart Frog
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Frog Temporary Tattoos
Pictures of Frog Tattoos
Frog and Butterfly Tattoos
Frog and the Princess Tattoos
Which tattoo design from the above photo gallery you liked the most?
References: Fun Facts About Frogs