When to the history behind these flammable inventions, most claim it all started back in Han China around 200 BC. In those times, candles were carefully crafted from the fat of whales.
Since then, candles have been made of everything from seeds to cows, insects, tallow, and so on. Today, paraffin, soy, and beeswax are super popular materials, though new materials are still emerging as time passes.
Interestingly enough, even the ancient Greeks had given candles a try, as they are well known for their use of candles on cakes. One of my favorite historical uses of candles that comes to mind was their use as alarm clocks. Metal pins would be inserted into the wax and as the candle burned, eventually the metal pins would fall onto a metal plate. A loud, “clank”, “clank”, could be heard, awaking those who cozily slumbered.
Beyond the history, there’s a lot to love about candles from the awesome ambiance to the seductive fragrance. Even the process of lighting the wick and smothering it in smoke can be a pleasurable moment. For most women, candles are wonderful tattoos, not to mention, downright cool, and packed with lots of meanings.
With that said, go ahead and check out these fun, melted wax inspired tattoos for women below. Most notably, you’ll find a candlestick design which is the most popular design.