The hourglass, also known as clock of sand, is one of the oldest instruments for measuring time. It consists of two transparent ambulances with a small hole that connects them to each other.
One of the symbologies of this object is the time associated with the cycle of life, in which we are all born, grow and die. It's a reminder that getting old is part of this cycle and not something to be afraid of, as we must live in the present and enjoy the time we have.
All human beings, inevitably, turn the hourglass, that is, they start and end cycles in their lives or, on the contrary, they let time pass without much concern for the future. When an hourglass is represented together with wings, it suggests the famous “time flies”, when we realize that time has passed and we don't even notice. There are also times that pass very slowly, that need more patience along the way.
There is a spiritual meaning that associates the hourglass with life and death. When there is passage from one side to the other, it means passage from the earthly world to the heavenly world and vice versa.
Meaning of Hourglass Tattoo:
- circle of time
- Life and death
- Past, present and future
- Transience of life