The tattoo of a snake and a knife depicts life as a never-ending struggle. It’s rooted in Irish customs and demonstrates how conflict recurs constantly throughout a person’s life.
The tattoo’s depiction of a knife represents a struggle. a battle that is being fought internally, one that has already been physically fought, or any other metaphorical interpretation of a battle. Because a modern knife is comparable to an old dagger, which was only used in combat, it has been a symbol in Irish culture for generations.
Because the snake represents regeneration and cycling through something, it might represent a constant or a cycle in a person’s life. These two symbols together literally signify to live a life of continual conflict.