The sun has been a source of inspiration and energy for everything in the solar system, long before we set foot on the earth. As we all know, the earth, after all, was formed due to the gravitational pull of the sun, just like other planets. This star, which is the closest one to the earth, is the sole benefactor around which our world revolves, figuratively as well as literally.
Apart from the scientific explanations and descriptions, which have come into being quite recently, the sun is the source of many, many legends, stories and worship from ancient times. The first civilizations seen on the face of the earth have left quite a few hints of sun worship as a tradition, and it is seen in quite a few religious sects eve today. From the early Egyptians in Africa, the Sumerians in Asia, the Greeks in Europe, the Aztec and Maya Indians in North America and the Inca Indians in South America to the modern pagan cultural sects, sun worship has been one of the first and foremost forms of worship ever known to mankind.
Many early beliefs about the sun were attempts to explain its movement across the sky from east to west. While the Greeks believed that the sun god Helios drove a chariot though the sky, the Egyptians maintained that their sun god Re sailed a boat across it. The Maoris of New Zealand believed that one of their warriors had fought with the sun and crippled it, so that it limped across the vast expanse of the firmament. The sun was the sole instrument for telling time during the ancient times. People then gauged time according to the movement of the sun. It was not just the time that this star helped us measure, but also the direction in which an individual is heading, that it helped us understand.
The sun has been a great source of inspiration to many artists-erstwhile as well as contemporary. When we talk about the contemporary forms of art, we can never forget to do so about the most famous form of body art present today – tattoo-making. While tattoos have remained in our culture and tradition through the ages, the art itself has never resurfaced at any particular point of time as it has today, amassing millions of followers across the globe. These followers are not necessarily only tattoo artists, but also tattoo-lovers, who have the artistic intelligence and appreciation that the viewer of this visually loud and appealing art form requires.
For all those tattoo-lovers, one of the most versatile designs is the sun tattoo design, which depicts the sun in various ways and situations. Tattoos reflect one's innermost feelings and emotions, and the sun tattoo design will denote power, intellect and independence, apart from light, knowledge and wisdom. Whatever the symbolism behind the sun tattoo design, though, the more important aspect of it is yet to be discussed. This includes the size, pattern and color combination of the tattoo, along with its desired location on the body. A sun tattoo can be small or large, with as many colors as you like, and in whichever form of pattern you like. The tedious process of looking for a unique and different sun tattoo design is one that you will have to go through alone, though, since there are thousands of designs available at various places-real or virtual. You must also decide where you want your tattoo to be printed. It can be anywhere, including back, chest, upper arm, shoulder, belly, lower back etc.
Once you have decided on all this, though, there is nothing left to stop you from getting a stunning new sun tattoo design immediately. So get one now!!