Great thread! I love to look at tattoos & pics of tattoos. This one is on my back...still haven't gotten the color done yet. I got it for my 40th birthday, and I just hope I don't wait til I'm 50 to finish it!
i really really really want to get one for my birthday in September. i'm going to be up in my hometown the weekend before anyways and i promised a friend i'd go to a specific studio there, so it's perfect opportunity. i just need the $$$. i might tell my boyfriend to pay for it (or half) instead of buying me a gift.
i'm still debating on what i want and where. at some point i want one on each forearm, just a small all black design. i'm thinking a heron on one and a dragon on the other.
however i don't know if i want one of those to be my first. i also want something representing the elements (earth air fire water and spirit) and i'd been having trouble figuring out a way to do it. but i browse on BME now and then and spotted one of a pentagram with each point in a different colour representing each element. i looked up the meaning of the pentagram and it has lots of different ones but most of them apply for my beliefs pretty well.
i'm not a wiccan though and i'm wondering if having one might offend or insult people who use the symbol as part of their religion. anyone have any feedback on that?
I'm singin' here to get rid of fear Hope it disappears right here with the rain But I know life is pain, not like a fairytale Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way ~Miyavi "Torture"
It is a modified Eye of Horus (aka Eye of Ra, Udjet Eye, Wadjet Eye, etc.) It was used as a funerary amulet - I copied this one from an artifact, and had the artist make the eye a copy of one of my father's eyes.
It is located in the center of my upper back, just below my neckline.
This way I always know my Dad's got his eye on my back.
Now that I've gotten one done, I'm eager to get several more. It didn't hurt nearly as bad as I feared it would!
i want tattoos like this or very similar (seeing as im black and the light purple wont really show up that well, will it?!) i love the first one, but i dont know where i would put it, it would look very strange with tattoo number 2 along with it, wouldnt it? plus that would completly take up all my back! i still love them both and plan to get both, just dont know where to put the first one (apcstyletat). and yeah, it is A Perfect Circle tattoo. thats ok, i love them enough to get a tat like that. the second picture is of Maynard James Keenan, by the way.