Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bat Tattoo Symbolism

  Bat 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.

It is a symbol of communication because the bat is a highly social creature. The bat also has very strong family ties. They are very nurturing, exhibiting verbal communication, touching, and sensitivity to other members of their group.

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

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