Inked by @kitty.gotclaws
Forests are abundant in life and mysteries and the same goes with symbolism. It could mean many different things at once or it could mean completely the opposite. It’s in the power of the artist and the one who will get a tattoo to decide what it would mean. Even the type of trees would indicate a different meaning to another kind of tree. You can combine them all based on what your tattoo’s message is. Or you can add certain elements that will make it much more interesting too look at and have a deeper sense of meaning.
The truth is, pine trees are more popular than just the Christmas tree and air freshener in your car.
In reality they are one of the most commercially important species in the world thanks to their wood pulp and timber. Not to mention, they hold significant meanings amount many cultures
🌲Koreans leave pine branches out on the doorstep after a new baby is born. In a sense, it is a symbol of Congratulations, but also thought to deter evil spirits. Most notably you’ll find them tired together in bundle with rope and charcoal
🌲In China, the pine is called the sōngshù, and it signifies a Long Life, with Solitude and Virtue. It’s also a part of the “Three friends of Winter” and plays a role in the New Year
🌲The matsu, or pine tree in Japan, represents the same ideals as China, only it also includes Power, Masculinity and Youth. In ancient Shinto, it’s been said the gods ascend to heaven from the pine tree, which is why the word matsu literally means just that! For the ones that have passed away, it’s believed they are resting upon the volcanic mountains within the oldest and largest pines.
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