A popular nauticalÂ tattooÂ symbol, aÂ MermaidÂ is a legendary creature thought to be half human, almost always a woman, and half fish. Sailors usually reported seeingÂ mermaidsÂ after having spent many months at sea, and probably after having had one too many tots of rum!MermaidsÂ were often portrayed sitting on a rock, combing their long flowing tresses while gazing into a mirror.Â MermaidswereÂ symbolsÂ of potent female energy and the underlying threat was that a sailor would be lured to his death by drowning if he pursued aÂ mermaid. Sirens were similar, in that they were beautiful women-like creatures who with their songs and their beauty would lure sailors and their ships to wreck upon the rocks. Unions betweenÂ mermaidsÂ and the sailors or men they fall in love with, almost always end tragically.
In Norway the ‘havfrau’ portends imminent disaster if sighted sitting on the surface of the water combing her longÂ golden hairÂ with a golden comb.
Norwegian client gets a havfrau design with a touch of japanese traditional background, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall makati manila.