Appearing for the first time in ancient Greek, Roman and Eastern mythology, the seahorse can still be seen in excavated tombs, frescoes and personal effects.
Supposed to transport the nautical gods and the souls of the unfortunate sailors, the seahorse is a hardworking creature that responds to the call of duty, whether mortal or from another world. On a more personal level, many believe that the seahorse represents divine fatherhood, due to the incubation of seahorse eggs by the male rather than the female.
Like so many wonders of life, the seahorse often goes unnoticed or is considered an occasional curiosity of the sea. Those who choose a seahorse for a tattoo can glimpse a little deeper and dive beyond the depths of general perception. . They are, like seahorses, calm and hardworking souls who go (or rather swim) in their affairs with a minimum of noise or fanfare. And yet, they are unmistakable in the impression they make, both physical and practical. Once you’ve been introduced to the seahorse, you never forget it.