Ravens make for a bold tattoo. They are often linked to death and mystic symbolism in more ancient literature and folklore.
Many cultures believed that the raven had magical qualities including knowing the answers to powerful secrets.
Ravens can also be associated with wisdom and intelligence as they are extremely smart birds, capable of even mimicking human voices.
Ravens can be a symbol of protection, pagan magic, the future, secrets, an omen of death, light/shadow, war, intelligence, and pain.
Mythologies and religions associated with the raven include Norse, Greek, Roman, Native American, Celtic, Muslim, Christian, and Pagan.
As a tattoo, ravens are often done as blackwork pieces, neo traditional, or realistically. They can also be designed with a third eye.
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