The apple is a fruit related to several symbolisms. From the original sin of Adam and Eve to the gratitude of the apple given to a teacher or teacher, or even to wisdom linked to knowledge. But what is the meaning of apple tattoos anyway?
Generally speaking, apples bring with them the symbolism of those who decide to face a temptation and gain knowledge through it. The “forbidden fruit” also has in itself a meaning of youth, of facing challenges. In some Asian cultures, the fruit bears the symbolism of peace.
The apple, also from the perspective of original sin, symbolizes fertility and human sexuality. The fruit also has to do with science: it is said that the physicist Isaac Newton was hit by one of them while he was under an apple tree, and there he had the snap to write the Theory of Gravity.
See some meanings that vary according to culture and time:
In Greek culture, the apple is linked to Aphrodite (goddess of love, beauty and sensuality), as a symbol of love. It is also associated with the tree of life and the immortality of the soul.
In Germany, it is a symbol of immortality, as it is linked to Idun, goddess of eternal youth.
Among the Celts, it symbolized magic, immortality, knowledge and fertility.
In the Middle Ages, it represented femininity and feminine sensuality due to its design similar to a vulva, when cut in half.
Within Christianity, there is the story of Adam and Eve, representing temptation as a forbidden fruit.
There are many possibilities and meanings of the apple tattoo. Just choose the one that suits you the most!
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