The turtle can be an incentive for us to stop for a moment in front of a busy life and reflect on our interior and exterior in search of mental peace and good relationships in the environment where we live. Its connection with the nature of water is associated with fluidity of emotions and, in relation to the nature of the land, reason and wisdom.
The animal is associated with the long life and to the effort for results that are more solid and lasting, each one with their own time. Some species can swim for thousands of kilometers and for this reason are related to endurance and perseverance. Your homecoming is linked to good luck, loyalty and guidance.
There are some myths regarding the turtle's shell and the creation of the universe. Due to its rounded shape at the top and flat at the bottom, it would be a representation of the support of the world. In addition, the hull is associated with the strength, security and stability.
In China it is a sacred animal, which symbolizes longevity, power and tenacity.
Among Native Americans, it represents "Mother Earth", symbolizing peace, longevity and good health.
In Hindu mythology, it is restorative of balance, which carries the world on its back.
For the Japanese, it is a symbol of happiness, luck and immortality.
In Maori culture, where there is great respect for aquatic animals, it is associated with family, fertility and prosperity. Fertility would be due to the large number of eggs that females lay at once.
Definition of Turtle Tattoo:
- path of peace
- Good luck