Even though most people take the apple for granted these days as just another piece of fruit, its history is long and extensive. In fact apples have a written history all the way back the Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge. Even though the fruit was never specifically named, it is widely assumed that this forbidden fruit was indeed an apple. Through time, there have been many references to apples from Greek traditions to the Middle Ages on up to present time. The apple as a symbol in both writing and graphic forms can be seen in many things from literature like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to images as elegant as tattoo designs.