Japanese Traditional Snake tattoo sleeves on both his arms.
Historically and across cultures, serpents represent fertility and creative life force. Since they shed their skins they are apt symbols of transformation, rebirth, healing, and immortality.
In ancient mythologies, the snake is often a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, fertility, knowledge, and patience.
Snakes represent many powerful things psychologically and symbolically, and as a life symbol or animal spirit, they are powerfully evocative.
Body art or tattoos has entered the mainstream it is no longer considered a weird kind of subculture.
"According to a 2006 Pew survey, 40% of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have been tattooed".