The snail is an herbivorous gastropod mollusk, a relative of the slug. They are found in most parts of the world. The name snail is used mainly for the terrestrial species, as the aquatic species are called snails.
Their shell is actually their outer skeleton, made of limestone, which weighs about a third of their total weight. They have no hearing, and their senses of touch and smell are found throughout their body, but mainly in their antennae.
The habit of hiding and showing its antennae is a type of regeneration that has been associated with the lunar cycle, which shows and hides during its phases. As a mollusk, it is associated with the female sexual organ and fertility. It is an animal that inspires great patience and warns that time needs to be used more wisely.
For the Aztecs it symbolized conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. The Egyptians considered it a representation of the evolution of life. In North Africa it is a symbol of fertility. The helical shapes of its shell symbolize movement, permanence, and evolution.
Meaning of Snail Tattoo:
- Female sexual organ