I love how creative and special everyones tats are.
I have a flying unicorn on my back right shoulder. It is the mystical and magical that we all want to believe in as a child and the hope that just anything is possible.
I have a tiger on my left ankle as protection and the fierceness that I can encompass when needed. A rose with a banner with my son's name on my right ankle. For he is forever mine and the eternal reminder to stop and enjoy life.
I also have a small purple heart on the front of my left shoulder covering a scar. It helps me to remember to love myself with all my imperfections.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Chinese Proverb
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place." ~ Unknown
I have 2 so far. Pictures of both on my page. My large piece was more recent, is an Eye of Horus designed to look like it is forged out of metal, gears, and wires. I am an electrician by trade so the wires were for that, the symbol is a fusion of old world spiritual/mysticism and modern science and mechanics. The center of the eye is a power cell done in a beautiful blue (without planning the blue happened to be the color of a nuke core, yep they are blue not green glowing, and I work in nuclear power). The symbol also represents the pursuit of knowledge as Horus is the Egyptian god of knowledge.
My first tattoo was a design I manipulated ages ago and finally got after having it in my head for 10 years. It is a silhouette of a wolf howling against the moon, but I inverted the colors so the moon is black and the wolf's outline is colorless. I have always loved wolves, and I felt like a lone wolf thru high school and college. The inversion of the normal colors was partly to make it uniquely mine and partly because I am a contradiction of what most people expect. After I designed this but before I got it inked my favorite author wrote a book called Void Moon, so I've titled the piece "Void wolf".
Seagull on my collarbone to guide me through my journey, see problems ahead and help me come up with ways to tackle them, and to help me fly, because.. I can! (I got that one at the 50 pounds lost mark and it is a blessing everyday!).
I have one on my arm of winged creatures and flowers to show strength and beauty in delicate things. Also, to show flight and freedom.
I have a butterfly on my neck, same reason.
I have a calligraphy lotus on my left shower with a Japanese kanji for "warrior". Lotuses are very significant showing how something rises from the mud and dark into the light, strong, and amazing!
I also have a huge piece in the middle of my back that is Egyptian with many aspects and it stands for rebirth and renewal, justice, faith, family, strength, love, and peace. It's awesome!
Then I have stick figure best friends on my inner ankle that I got with one of my best friends. It was fun and cute and unlike any I've ever seen!
I have also the Serenity Prayer in Japanese on my inner calf. The Kanji all have butterfly wings.. it's neat!
And last but not least, I have an ankle wrap that has a book, frog, music note, butterfly, and monkey hanging off of it. Sort of like a charm bracelet but with live things and it's a vine. They all stand for something that is important in my life: I am a writer, frog is my other animal totem, I NEED music to breathe, butterfly (obvious from my others) and a monkey (which is hanging upside down right on my Achilles tendon.. OW!) is for my son. I love it!
What a nice thread! Your tattoo sounds gorgeous and what beautiful meaning :)
I got one at the beginning of my journey to represent that life was happening now, not 10 pounds from now. I had always wanted a tattoo, but was going to wait until I got thin. I kept waking up fat. Then I wondered, what if thin never happens? So I decided to live in the day. I got a tattoo of Victorian flowers and a little Christian fish swimming in them on my right back shoulder. It's to remind me also to stop and smell the flowers and pat myself on the back.
Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.
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