Ancient Greece and Greek culture have had a powerful influence on the development of art and civilization in Europe and the West in particular. Our modern governmental institutions and art forms can all trace their roots to Greece.
Greek tattoos range from the Greek Cross - four equal arms, to the Greek alphabet, architectural details such as the Greek Key made famous by, among others, Gianni Versace, and an incredible array of mythic figures and heroes, Olympian and otherwise, Gods and Goddesses, that nearly defy the imagination. A partial list of well-known figures includes Zeus and Hera, Poisideon, Apollo, Athena, Hades, Ares, Eros and Aphrodite, Hermes, and heroes like Hercules. The Greek Gods had a great influence on a number of their Roman counterparts, such as Hermes to Mercury, Ares to Mars and there were often similar figures in a number of Northern European mythological pantheons.
Below you will find a gallery of inspirational images that will help you in your quest of creating the perfect Greek tattoo.