Symbolic Fox Meanings
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meaningful Fox tattoo ideas

Fox Tattoo Ideas

Symbolism of the fox has tricky connotations. In fact, the fox tattoo ideas can be connected with the trickster archetype, Loki in Norse myth. Native American mythology of North America indicates the fox as a trickster too - but of a morally neutral position - ambivalent to consequences too.

In truth, the fox is incredibly intelligent. It gets its tricky symbolism because it's astoundingly adept at escaping traps, evading predators and moving around (particularly at night) in its environment. It also the black feet and legs that are symbolic of the sneaky nature I've been talking about here. It conveys a feeling of being able to shadow about, and obtain things in a cloaked manner.

Some keywords to think about while researching your fox tattoo ideas...

Symbolic Fox Meanings

  • Guile
  • Clever
  • Lucky
  • Playful
  • Focused
  • Health
  • Skillful
  • Secretive
  • Sexuality
  • Vitality
  • Resourceful
  • Shapeshifting

Symbolism of shape-shifting comes into play from Chinese symbolism as well as Japan, Native North American Indians, Eastern India, to name a few. These and other various cultures recognized the fox's ability to adapt to its environment and escape from harm by seemingly supernatural means.

Fox tattoo ideas in this light will indicate: Intelligence, adaptability, strategy - and a stealthy (but lovable) way of moving in social circles.

Fox tattoo meaning

As a symbol of sexuality, we think of the term "foxy" as an adjective for sultry beauty. Indeed, Chinese lore indicates various fox parts (testicles, tail, teeth, claws) were used as aphrodisiacs. Thankfully, we have tattoos to convey sexual prowess- no need to go chopping up fox parts. Sheesh.

In European folklore the fox is symbolic of stealth, cunning and slyness. The red fox is particularly symbolic of sexual prowess (red being a symbolic color of the root chakra, or primal energy). The red fox is also associated with the realm of solar animals and carries meanings of: Vitality, Life, Energy and Health.

Check out more tattoo ideas about the fox by clicking on the links at the end of this page.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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