Sunday, March 4, 2012
Bull Tattoo Symbolism
Bull Symbolism meanings: Provision, Confidence, Fertility, Virility, Charged, Power, Protection, Sacred, Peace, Holy, Provision, Stability, Forceful, Assistance, Grounding, Natural, Assertive, Satisfaction, Comfort
Bulls can convey power, authority and confidence. Or, they can illustrate peace and a deep honor for the sacredness of spirituality.
As a symbol of power and confidence we look to the bull's massive physical stature for these identifications. It is a large animal weighing in around 1000-2500 pounds. There is a clear image of solid, assertiveness.
The bull also shares symbolism with the Taurus sign. It is symbolic of stability, comfort and self-assurance. A Taurus can be stubborn. They know right and wrong in their guts and they will defend their positions (even if they know it is wrong) just as vehemently as a charging bull does. They will not be swayed.
The bull / ox is also represents attributes like: Loyalty, reliability, strength, steadiness, determination in Chinese astrology.
Bull tattoos also carry a message of "facing down fear" for many bull riders and rodeo pros.
In ancient times, the bull was symbolic of fertility, virility and sexual strength.
The bull has been honored by ancient cultures for being well endowed and so honored for its ability to please its mate.
Bulls are also providers for mankind. They've walked with farmers in the agricultural process for centuries - helping humans to grow and harvest. The bull tattoo can be a reminder we can work with nature and our animal kin in order to meet our needs. So also symbolic of peace, harmony and cooperation.
Bulls have been labeled the "beasts of burden" taken on tremendous tasks of strength in order to help mankind in our labors. Bulls do this with a stoic nobility. Peacefully providing their power for our benefit. It's no wonder the normally calm-natured animal is held sacred by so many.