Although elephant tattoos are not as popular as other tattoo designs they known to have deep, symbolic associations and have a sophistication and charm unlike any other. This stems from their unique social structure in which a group of as many as 400 female elephants band together to raise the herd’s offspring, while the males roam alone. They are very loyal and benevolent animals and will come to the aide of any fellow elephant in need.
Elephants were seen as the symbols of rulers, kings, emperors because of their majestic size and power. They were even used in battle, they were nearly impossible to truly control and manipulate. Because this they were mainly a psychological weapon against enemies who had never seen them before. An example of this is when Hannibal marched his troops into Rome atop elephants, the Roman legionnaires believed they were facing monsters.
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