The sea shellswith their various shapes and sizes, have various meanings around the world besides the association with sea and beach, which symbolizes the movement of sun, from moon, from stars and the planets through the heavens.

Shells are part of the symbolism of fecundity, which is linked to water. Their shape, which has a depth to it, is associated with the female sexual organ and sexual pleasure. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, appeared in a shell in the ocean. In Aztec culture, the shell as a symbol of fertility is associated with the moon god, who represents birth and creation.

Another well-known symbolism refers to the world of the dead. Among the Maya, shells represent the underground world of the dead. In some places it is common to place shells on top of graves and light candles on festive days. Also related to death, the shell symbolizes rebirth and renewal, and is used as talismans and guides.

It is said that dreaming of shells always has a positive meaning, linked to prosperity and luck. The Chinese believe that shells are a symbol of good luck and are used in Feng Shui to attract energy, water, earth, and air into the environment.


Meaning of Shell Tattoo:

  • Water
  • Sea
  • Beach
  • Fertility
  • Female sexual organ
  • Prosperity
  • Good luck
  • Birth
  • Creation
  • Deities
  • Renewal
  • Soul
  • Intuition
  • Sensitivity
  • Imagination


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