Did you know that there is a highly toxic nightshade species that grows in South Africa and is very well known as the “poison apple”?
Over the years the Solanum aculeastrum plant has taken on all sorts of different terms from goat apple to sodaapple, and so on.
Interestingly enough, the original “poison apple” stems back to the late 1700’s and was not even an apple; it was a bright red tomato. During the time period, Europeans developed a terrifying appreciation for the tomato. After aristocrats had become deathly ill after consumption of the tomato, many view the plant as highly toxic. Though, the truth is, the toxic effects were merely due to the pewter dinner plates which were riddled with high amounts of lead.
When it comes to modern tales, none focus on the poison apple more so than the Disney classic, Snow White. The Witch in the story carefully dips a fresh apple into a deadly batch of Raven watches, and later pulls it out revealing a dripping face skull on the skin of the apple.
Once remove from the cauldron, The Witch kindly offers the apple to Snow White, who hesitantly takes a good bite. To ease her concerns, The Witch eats the harmless, untainted white half. Within due time, Snow White falls to the floor, stuck forever in a coma. To The Witch, she has achieved victory believing Snow White has died, but if she only knew the truth.
Furious, the Seven Dwarves chase her to a cliffs edge where she is trapped and eventually falls to her death. Vultures gladly consume her evil spirited body. Though, like every good Disney story, it is not truly over till the hero arrives and saves the cursed. With a simple kiss, a charming prince bring the beautiful, slumbering Snow White back to life.
What a wonderful story full of marvelous meanings and symbolism. It’s a good reason as to why the poison apple tattoo has become so popular over the years with women.
Poison apple tattoo meanings and symbolism:
What do Poison apple designs mean and symbolize?:
A female poison apple tattoo is a popular Disney design that symbolizes a variety of different meanings. The most common interpretation of the poison apple tattoo is that it represents temptation and the consequences of giving in to it. This can be seen in the classic story of Snow White, where the evil queen tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple. The story serves as a warning to be wary of temptation and the consequences that come with it.
The poison apple tattoo can also represent knowledge and wisdom. In some cultures, the apple is seen as a symbol of knowledge and wisdom, and the poison apple tattoo can be seen as a reminder to use knowledge and wisdom wisely. It can also represent the idea that knowledge can be both beneficial and dangerous, depending on how it is used.
The poison apple can also represent death and mortality. In some cultures, the apple is seen as a symbol of death, and the poison apple tattoo can be seen as a reminder that death is inevitable. It can also represent the idea that death is not something to be feared, but rather accepted as part of life.
The poison apple can also represent sin and temptation. In some cultures, the apple is seen as a symbol of sin and temptation, and the poison apple tattoo can be seen as a reminder to resist temptation and stay away from sin. It can also represent the idea that sin has consequences, and that one should think twice before giving in to temptation.
Finally, a woman’s poison apple tattoo can also represent transformation and rebirth. In some cultures, the apple is seen as a symbol of transformation and rebirth, and the poison apple tattoo can be seen as a reminder that transformation is possible if one has the courage to take risks and make changes in their life. It can also represent the idea that transformation is not always easy, but it is possible if one has the courage to take risks and make changes in their life.
No matter what interpretation you choose for your poison apple tattoo, it will always serve as a reminder to use knowledge wisely, resist temptation, accept death as part of life, and have the courage to take risks and make changes in your life.