Owl tattoo is one of the popular tattoos among bird tattoos, it has many different meanings and all of them depend on the culture discussed. The owl normally had a good meaning in most cultures, but it might link to a bad omen too in some cultures.
Owl Tattoo in Ancient
The guardian of night was the symbol of intelligence, status and wealth in culture of Greek, Roman and Celtic. In ancient Egypt, the owl was seen as guardian of underworlds and seer of death.
Among the Native Americans, the owl was associated with wisdom, prophet and keeper of sacred knowledge, this was a bit similar to crow. In Africa owl was associated with negative meanings such as illness and death. Sorcery and witches were also associated with owl in Africa culture.
Owl Tattoo in Eastern
Throughout the ages, owl was seen as a bad omen in the China. Chinese believed that if you saw a owl then it would bring bad luck to you. However that was another interpretation in the another eastern culture, Japan. Owl was seen as longevity, happiness and good luck in Japan.
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