In addition to having been in existence for several millennia now, tribal scorpion tattoos can be found on every single continent on Earth except for Antarctica. This stunning fact again proves the creatures' hardiness and its versatility. No matter where you live, there is probably a scorpion living within relatively close proximity.
This is especially true if you live near the desert, where the widest range of scorpions tend to live
One of the reasons that scorpions are so feared is that they produce venom that they deliver through stingers on their tails. Although their venom can be harmful or fatal to a wide range of creatures, only 25 species of scorpion produce venom that can seriously hurt or kill a human being.
That being said, though, most of us aren't zoologists and would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a poisonous and non poisonous. In general, then, it is best to keep your distance from any tribal scorpion tattoo that you run into. Just give it a wide berth, and you shouldn't have to worry about getting stung.
Scorpions Through the Ages
Scorpion designs have been depicted in the body art of many different cultures through the years. Several different South Asian and North African cultures have used the tribal scorpion as a motif; it's not unusual at all to see depictions on ancient artefacts.
One of the scorpion's most famous appearances was as the goddess Serket, who was depicted as a scorpion; she was charged with protecting the Pharaoh, so it's apparent that Egyptians had a lot of esteem for scorpion design.
In fact, many of today's popular tribal scorpion tattoos and other artwork is probably inspired by these very early examples of the scorpion in art.
Scorpions in Popular Culture
Although scorpions make occasional appearances in several movies and television shows, there's never really been a single film that's entirely dedicated to them. Perhaps the most famous appearance in popular culture has to be the name of the popular rock band, the Scorpions.
Their 1984 hit, "Rock You Like a Hurricane," continues to be played to this very day. Funnily enough, the German band recently announced yet another album - "Sting in the Tail" - and plans on touring some more. However, the band is aging and has slated this tour to be its last.