The trees of life is a very ancient symbol that has been important throughout history to many cultures around the world. The tree symbolism is often religious, and means immortality or fertility.
The tree of life though has remained popular has been adopted in modern times too by many different groups and causes. In Science, the tree of life describes the relationships of all life on Earth in an evolutionary context.
The universality of this symbol makes it a popular one for tattoos. Something that means this much to so many different people on earth, now and before, is definitely something worth revering. A tree of life tattoo is a safe bet as a symbol, while still exuding modernity, as the designs are always striking. 5 stars for this tree of life tattoo on the woman’s upper arms for its boldness and strength.
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