The pearl has always been included in the most popular tattoos. Its presence reflects not only the value but also eroticism, luxury, femininity and richness of each wearer. Today we present you the most important meanings and symbolism of this mysterious product, besides its many uses in art.
From the erotic to the philosophical
In the eighteenth century, the erotic symbolism of the pearl was already widely used. The pearls was considered by some even as an aphrodisiac. For example, in “The woman who had fans” (1702), Voltaire said that “… but do not doubt it, if you eat good foods and use good wines, your blood will be more active than the oysters! ”
As for eroticism applied to tattoo art, we found multiple examples among our cuties. For example this beautiful Asian girl with her black pearl (nacre) on chest or these two women with this nice watercolor design on their left shoulder. It is also common to see girls with a small dot next to this type of tattoos on the nape or neck.
The spiritual use of the pearl in tattoo art is also very common, especially among women. It is usually accompanied by a lotus flower, symbolizing spirituality and purity. We have already talked about this similarity between these two ancient symbols in previous posts here and here .
The rich symbolism of the pearl is explained by its many uses in history. The pearl was mainly used as currency, dye, ornament and talisman.
Different types of pearls and their meaning
In nature, there are several types of pearls. Each has a different name, a different color and a different symbolism.
The natural or wild pearl is considered the most precious. It was the first type of pearl used by men to make jewelry. Natural pearls can be found in seven colors: silver, gold, blue-white, pink, yellow, gray and black.
The golden pearl is the most valued by Chinese tradition. It indicates good luck and fortune to its bearer. In addition, should always be worn on the left side because it brings happiness and good luck in all areas of life. In addition, should always be worn on the left side because it brings happiness and good luck in all areas of life.
The silver pearl indicates wisdom and intellect. It is the symbol of purity and generosity, too. Wearing it can bring changes in one’s life for the better. In addition, it should be worn on the right side to improve memory and increase mental capacity.
The blue-white pearl is a symbol of fidelity and simplicity. It is the most popular kind in the Chinese language. In addition, it should be always worn on the right side because it provides protection from evil eyes and physical harm when traveling.
The pink pearl represents wealth. If you wear it, love will come your way! In addition, it should always be worn on the left side because it brings joy, romance and helps to forget the past.
The yellow pearl is a symbol of nobility and justice. If you wear it, you will become dominant in all your actions! In addition, should always be worn on the right side for wisdom in communication.