Frog tattoos may seem an odd choice for a design, but there are probably some things about frogs that may surprise you. When you consider their popularity in our society today plus the meanings of frogs in many different cultures, you will see why frog tattoos may not be so odd after all.
Frogs are amphibians that have long hind legs, a short body, webbed fingers and toes, protruding eyes and no tail. There are over 5,000 different species of frogs and they come in all colors including many shades of green, brown, bright orange, blue, red, yellow and even spotted to name a few.
For some cultures frogs are seen as sacred and for others good luck. Below is how some cultures portray them:
North American Coastal Tribes – Prosperity and wealth
Native American Tribes – The Great Rainmaker
China – Prosperity in business and healing
Japan – Energy and perseverance
Ancient Egypt – Symbol and life and the protector on the journey to the afterlife, life and fertility
Borneo – Creator of Men
The Haida – Harmony and to keep the balance
Western Cultures – Good luck
Greeks and Romans – Fertility and harmony
Scotland – Good luck
Frogs have also been popular in folklore, fairy tales, literature, films, television, music, comic books and video games just to name a few. Do you these famous amphibians?
The Frog Prince – Fairy tale
Kermit The Frog – Sesame Street and The Muppet Show
The Punk Frogs – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Dig ’em – Honey Smacks cereal
Michigan J Frog – Looney Tunes
Frogger – Frogger
Battletoads – Battletoads
Bufo and Bunda – The Kine Saga
Carden – The Adventures of Victor and Max
The Hypnotoad – Futurama
Baron Dante – Croc the Legend of Gobbos and Croc 2
King Solomon’s Frogs – Marvel Comics
Mr. Toad – Wind In The Willows children’s book
Trevor – Harry Potter
Tijuana Toads – Film
Shrek – Film
Meet The Robinson’s – Film
Hoppity Hooper – Animated series
Joy To The World – song by Three Dog Night (“Jeremiah was a bullfrog”)
The Three Budweiser Frogs (Bud, Wei and Ser) – Budweiser beer ads
As you can see, frogs are everywhere, and as some people may view them as slimy and as the giver of warts, (which is not true by the way), most people find them fun, unique and a cute little creature.
If you are considering a frog tattoo, you will have a huge variety of design options to choose from. Since there are so many different colored species of frogs, this allows you to have a very distinctive and vibrant tattoo. You can choose from famous frogs, cartoon designs or life-like images that can be in the water, on land or even jumping. You can have fun designing your frog tattoo and it will be something that you will love forever.
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