POPPY POD – life&death

POPPY POD, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the POPPY POD from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


The poppy pod is a cycle that opens and closes 


inside its pod, it hides its seeds, with care and dedication, hidden in a guarded safe


the living poppy has a green and unripe pod, closed and sealed and inside it a whole world comes to life


as the poppy lives and ages, the pod ripens and darkens


when the poppy dies, its red petals fall down withered on the ground and the pod is the only thing that stays up, always high and proud 


it’s the end point

but also the start point


soon, that pod, that beautiful armored safe, will begin to open its small openings on top, those nice little and sealed windows that you couldn’t even see before


the vents now open and clear the way for the seeds in order to go out, they are by now ripe and ready to create a new life


the poppy stem begins to bend a little under the weight of the ripe seeds

a little

it bends just a little


just enough to drop the seeds out of the windows, on the ground, hidden to overcome the winter and then give birth to one hundred thousand new red, contagious and infesting poppies 


magnificent poppies


the poppy pod is at the same time the end point of a poppy and the birth point of thousands of them 


with love, but always irreverent


P.S. If you want to discover all the other meanings click HERE 😉