Grapevine Meanings and Tattoo Ideas
Granted, tattoos of grapevines might not be the top ten most-popular subjects. But, I saw a very nicely rendered grapevine tattoo on a fellow at an art festival last week, and it got me inspired to do a little symbolic research.
Grapes and grapevine tattoo ideas are in-line with the Latin tenet in vino veritas, which means "in wine there is wisdom."
Wine is a derivative of grapes, and was considered to be the nectar of the gods in Greco-Roman myth. Therefore, grapes and grapevines are seen as the purest essence of godliness - namely immortality.
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Grapes, grapevines and wine are associated with the Greco-Roman gods Dionysus/Bacchus.
Grapes are commonly seen in Christian art to convey the association between wine and the blood of Christ. In this light, grapes are symbolic of sacrifice and the overflowing abundance of divine love.
The grapevine is also symbolic of the Israelites, and the tree of the Messiah is sometimes compared to a grapevine in the old testament.
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I hope after reading these thoughts on grape/grapevine meanings, you come away inspired. What's more...maybe this article was as eye-opening for you as it was for me in researching/writing it.
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