In ancient times, among Romans and Egyptians, the fan symbolized fertility and God's benevolence and was often used in religious rituals, offerings and sacrifices. It was believed that the Gods took the form of humans through the great emperors and rulers, and for this reason the fan became a royal and religious symbol.

Historically, the fan became popular worldwide because of the Portuguese, on their commercial trips to the East. They became a common artifact among the nobles, even using gold and silver blades. In the Victorian Era, they were also used as artistic expression.

In oriental culture, when worn with the knot opening forward, it means "to open one's luck", when you open the fan near the person. In wedding ceremonies, silver and gold weddings, it is used by the bride to bring luck to the marriage. When shaking the fans, there is the power to scare away evil spirits.

Used among samuraisymbolized respect. By the ethical code of warriors, when meeting with his superior, the samurai could not use the swordIn an attitude of respect and trust, he replaced the sword with the fan. It was also used as an object of defense, to protect oneself, not to attack.

Meaning of Fan Tattoo:

  • Charm
  • Lightness
  • Nobility
  • Royalty
  • Dignity
  • Scare away evil spirits
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Benevolence
  • Art
  • Luck
  • Protection
  • Respect
  • Defense

Here are some images of fan tattoos:

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