12 Merry, Fun And Colorful Santa Claus Tattoos

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Santa Claus has really come to town....and into the hearts (and skins) of his believers!! It's Christmas Time once more!!! It's this time of the year to forget about grown-up stuff for now and be like a child again. They say that Christmas is for children....and aren't we all?! Santa's here to remind us to see the world with the eyes of a child: that all the blessings, possessions, family, & life itself is a Gift. And that, like children, we should continue to wonder, make a wish & believe in magic. :D  We hope we spark the christmas spirit within your hearts with these 13 merry, fun & colorful Santa Claus tattoos. May the spirit of love, light, joy & giving be present in all of us! Enjoy & Happy Holidays! :)

Santa Claus (also known as St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas) is a legendary figure in historical/folkloric origins who is said to bring gifts to the homes of good children on Dec 24th, the night before Christmas.

He is generally depicted as a joyous, white-bearded man in a red suit, white cuffs, black belt, boots and sometimes with spectacles who carries a bag full of gifts for children. This image became popular in the 19th century due to the significant influence of the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" & the artistic depictions of caricaturist & political cartoonist Thomas Nast. (Tattoo by Billy Hay. Custom Inc., Glasgow)


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    The modern figure of Santa is derived from the Dutch figure, Sinterklaas, whose name is a dialectal pronunciation of "St. Nicholas", the Greek bishop & gift-giver of Myra. St. Nicholas had a reputation for secret gift-giving & was known for putting coins in the shoes left out for him. 

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