SPARTAN WARRIOR TATTOO

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Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece that reached the height of its power after defeating rival city-state Athens in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.). Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service. At age 7, Spartan boys entered a rigorous state-sponsored education, military training and socialization program. Known as the Agoge, the system emphasized duty, discipline and endurance. Although Spartan women were not active in the military, they were educated and enjoyed more status and freedom than other Greek women. Because Spartan men were professional soldiers, all manual labor was done by a slave class, the Helots. Despite their military prowess, the Spartans’ dominance was short-lived: In 371 B.C., they were defeated by Thebes at the Battle of Leuctra, and their empire went into a long period of decline.

Sparta, also known as Lacedaemon, was an ancient Greek city-state located primarily in the present-day region of southern Greece called Laconia. The population of Sparta consisted of three main groups: the Spartans, or Spartiates, who were full citizens; the Helots, or serfs/slaves; and the Perioeci, who were neither slaves nor citizens. The Perioeci, whose name means “dwellers-around,” worked as craftsmen and traders, and built weapons for the Spartans

The word “spartan” means self-restrained, simple, frugal and austere. The word laconic, which means pithy and concise, is derived from the Spartans, who prized brevity of speech.

Unlike such Greek city-states as Athens, a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, Sparta was centered on a warrior culture. Male Spartan citizens were allowed only one occupation: solider. Indoctrination into this lifestyle began early. Spartan boys started their military training at age 7, when they left home and entered the Agoge. The boys lived communally under austere conditions. They were subjected to continual physical, competitions (which could involve violence), given meager rations and expected to become skilled at stealing food, among other survival skills.

World Map Tattoo

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When it comes to tattoo design, map tattoo is chosen and appreciated by many people for its unique appeal and charm. As far as symbolism is concerned, a map is not only a mere outline of geographical location rather it signifies the unity of people of the land. Imbibed with a patriotic theme, map tattoo is ideal for anybody with an inclination for showing off love towards the nation. Men and women both can sport this tattoo. While men prefer to have such design on their back, chest, and abdomen, women like to sport such a tattoo on their wrists alongside the above mentioned places.

Full Sleeve Tattoo of Lord Buddha with Buddhist Temple & Lotus

Full Sleeve Tattoo of Lord Buddha with Buddhist Temple & Lotus

In some traditional culture, religious tattoos are very popular. People have used it for years to define themselves and also to show others the faith or the God they chose to follow. Some of the most popular religious tattoos are the Buddha tattoo designs. They have been found mostly among Asian cultures including countries such as China, Thailand, Nepal and India.

The real name of Buddha was Siddhartha Gautama and after he achieved enlightenment, people associated him with a God like creature; with someone who has supreme knowledge and great power. People therefore use Buddha tattoos to signify wealth, peace and blessings. They also stand as a symbol of enlightenment and strength of one’s character.