Saturday, March 17, 2012
Bat Tattoo Symbolism
Bat symbolic meanings: Illusion - Rebirth - Dreams - Intuition - Initiation - Journeying - Inner Depth - Communication
Many of the bats symbolic meanings are fear-based. However, the Native Americans always honoured all animals knowing all things are connected.
Bats are highly sensitive to their surroundings and are considered a symbol of intuition, dreams and vision. The spirit of the bat would be invoked when special energy was needed like night-sight, by Native American Shaman, which is the ability to see through illusion see the truth of matters.
The bat is a symbol of rebirth and depth because it is a creature that lives in the belly of the earth or caves from which it emerges at dusk, to be reborn every night.
A Bat tattoo can represent that you are extremely aware of what is around you. Perhaps you can be overly sensitive to others feelings. Also you may be very perceptive on a psychic level, and can be often have prophetic dreams.
The bat can also symbolize:
Dying to your ego
Loving your enemies as yourself
Looking within yourself to see your inner demons
Exploring the underworld of your reality
Renewing your thoughts and beliefs