Grim Reaper Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
Our time on Earth is limited, and the Grim Reaper is here to remind us of that fact. The Grim Reaper, or just Death as some call him, is a worldwide belief. Stories all throughout history tell about a spectral figure that comes to collect the human soul at the moment of their death. He uses a great scythe to separate the soul from the body. The Grim Reaper then ushers the soul to its final destination.
For many, getting a Grim Reaper tattoo design reminds us that we are mortal. These are one of the darker tattoos a person can get. Grim Reaper tattoos first became popular with prison inmates and bikers, but have gone more mainstream in recent years. Grim Reaper tattoos are a subset of death tattoo designs.
Some people associate the Grim Reaper with evil, but most who really understand the legend know that death is just a cycle of life, and the Reaper is there to remind us
The Grim Reaper can be depicted in various ways. Most often he is a hooded creature wearing a long, black robe, without any legs. He usually is wielding an evil looking scythe attached to a long pole, but a less common version of the Reaper legend says he removes the soul with just his touch – no tools necessary. Sometimes he is shown riding a horse. In the Christian bible, “Death” was the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse.
Beneath the long black cloak, however, there are more variations as how he can be depicted. Sometimes portrayed with a ghostly pale face, with no discernible features, sometimes as a skeleton, and other times he is portrayed as monster like creature.
The Grim Reaper represents something that a lot of people would rather not even think about. Some choose to get a Grim Reaper tattoo design as a way of confronting this fear head on. The Grim Reaper is a very compelling figure. If you choose to get one, be careful where to place it. Some people, such as a possible employer, might frown upon seeing this design in plain sight on your body.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here is a small gallery of pictures of Grim Reapertattoo designs:
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