When we have talked in Tattooing about food tattoosI am sure that none of the fruits that we have talked about have as much symbolism as the one we will talk about today. The Apple. The apple tattoos they refer to an ancient fruit whose symbolism has always come with a deep charge of sensitivity, both positive and negative.
Apples are a symbol, for a long time, fertility, love, sensuality and sexuality. However, as we have said before, it also has a certain negative connotation, since they also refer to temptations and sin. Whether they are reddish or green, there are different types of apples and today we can find them all over the world.
In some regions of the planet, the apple harvest season is accompanied by festive days in which, especially in small towns, they celebrate the harvest each year. However and going back to what the apple represents as such, it is literally a promise of maturation. When the apple is cut in half in a vertical plane, right in the central hollow, the seeds for many recall the shape of the female vulva. That is why it is associated with fertility.
And in the case that the fruit is cut in its horizontal plane, the hollow of the seeds appears in the shape of a star. More specifically a five-pointed star. This form has been used as a symbol of knowledge. Starting from this base, it is common to see tattoos of apples cut both in its vertical and horizontal plane.
Nor can we leave aside, within the Christian belief, that the apple is the most famous fruit in history. In fact, we mean the apple bitten by Eva. A fruit that the tree of wisdom gave in the garden of Eden and that meant the exile of both Adam and Eve. In renaissance art, the apple in Adam's hand represented sin.