20 Ravishing Rooster Tattoos

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Admittedly a rooster is not the first image that comes to mind when someone says they got a new bird tattoo, and it is possibly a great shame that it is not, rooster tattoos as it turns out are both outrageous and ravishing! Frequently referred to as a cockerel or cock and occasionally a butch chicken, the rooster is a proud bird and surprisingly symbolic. Most world religions in one way or another use a rooster as a symbol or image with greater meaning. Though perhaps its most famous usage is that of the Gallic Rooster, aka the unofficial symbol of France!

Likewise the rooster also has a traditional role in tattooing. Rooster tattoos date back to the maritime era of tattooing and were commonly tattooed on a sailors foot, while a pig would be tattooed on the other one. It was said that having these two animals, that could not swim, tattooed on your body  would ensure that you would not drown, for the animals would want to get to the nearest shore as quickly as possible... perhaps a little illogical but this was a time with no search and rescue coming to your aid, so grasping at straws may be excused!

... If you are still unsure that a rooster tattoo is actually an awesome tattoo idea then check out these twenty ravishing rooster tattoos... but be warned, one tattoo does feature a gun-toting monkey!!

Tattoo by Providence Tattoo studio
Tattoo by Providence Tattoo studio
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Awesome Tattoo by Julia Rehme
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Great Tattoo by David Hale
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