Frog Tattoos & Frog Tattoo Designs
Here are some things you probably didn’t know about frog tattoos. Frogs are surprisingly very popular as choices for tattoo designs. For the most part, these amphibious creatures are regarded as being pretty harmless and a lot of people have a definite fondness towards them.
In fact, people who may never have thought about having a tattoo, may change their mind in favor of having one of these little creatures adorning their bodies.
In the natural world, the more innocuous frogs would tend to be of the common green color. The evolution to more vibrant, primary colors would have occurred for a reason – mainly to warn potential predators of the fact that they will risk their own death, if they attempt to swallow it for their dinner.
In actual fact, some species of frogs can contain more venom than any other animal on the planet. Just a very small amount of poison, abstracted from certain species of Poison Dart Frogs is enough to kill literally hundreds of men. These amphibians have acquired their name through the fact that their poison would have been used to make the end of a blow-dart extremely toxic, in order for native tribesmen to catch their prey.
As far as frog tattoos are concerned, this immense variation in the potential for colors has been used to a massive extent. When you search through tattoo directories and databases you will find frog tattoo designs which represent every single color in the rainbow.
Frog tattoo designs will either feature the frog entirely on their own, or there will be other features added around it. For example, it is quite common for the frog to be joined by an equally bright colored butterfly. The designs may be of a ‘fairy tale’ nature, as these creatures have featured in so many stories and legends down the centuries.
Frogs are also often either sitting on Lilly Pads or some type of fungi. After all, when we picture them, this is a definite stereotype of the environment we would most associate them with.
It is almost certainly fair to say that frog tattoo designs are more popular for women. They just seem to hold a definite fascination and admiration towards these creatures and this has never been emulated to the same extent amongst men. That is not to say that frog tattoo designs are completely unsuitable for the male wearer, as any design can be made to appear of a more masculine nature.
For many women, once they have had their first frog tattoo done, they seem to fall in love with it straight away and go back for more and more other designs. The foot and ankle seem to be the most common areas for the placement of frog tattoo designs, although the shoulders, lower back and bicep are also often desired.
If you are considering frog tattoo designs, prepare yourself to be blown away through the sheer number of ideas that there are available to you. You name it, you’ll find a vain frog in a certain pose or landscaped design that will appeal to your specific taste. If you were to feel that a design requires a little bit of tweaking, this shouldn’t pose any problems for most experienced tattoo artists. Print your design off and take it along to discuss your suggestions.