Here's a better view of the tattoo in my avatar:
As for the significance, I've always loved bones and skeletons (when I was younger my family lived in Arizona and I'd go hiking in the desert to look for bleached bones), and when I was very young, my mom gave me these two books by Ursula K. LeGuin called Catwings and Catwings Return, about winged housecats. I loved them, and they very strongly recall childhood happiness for me. There's also a bit of a memorial influence, for my two cats who passed away a couple years ago. For my birthday this year I'm planning on getting a companion piece on the opposite hip (this one is on my right hip/thigh, in case you couldn't tell), of a living winged cat.
I've got a couple small tattoos on the back of my shoulders, but neither are terribly visually remarkable. They're symbols I would draw all during high school and the first part of college, respectively, and came to stand for everything that happened to me during those periods of my life.
I have the Auryn on my back from Neverending Story. It's also an ouroborous, techincally.
That movie helped me through a shitty childhood. No matter how crappy things got, it helped me think that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Also, how there's two sides to everything, good and evil.
In the movie, the Auryn 'guides and protects' Atreyu. I felt similarly about it, so i got it tattooed on my upper back (center) forever
6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
current 338lbs 49" waist
goal 240lbs 35" waist
Sudenveri - the Catwing is awesome. It even better after reading this:
I loved them, and they very strongly recall childhood happiness for me
There are two wolves fighting within a man's heart, one is Love, the other is Hate. The one that wins is the one you feed.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
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I charge $180/hr and that tie fighter was prob two hours or so. Its always cool to see what other primal folks are getting. I've considered getting the jumping Grok but I'm already working on a back piece, but you never know.
Close to 10 years ago, I had a piece done that is celtic knotwork and apple blossoms, on my wrist. Just recently, I had a pocketwatch inked on my other arm, with the watch on my inner forearm and the chain winding all the way around my arm. The fob is an acorn, the time is set to 10:59, and an hourglass is hanging from the chain near the fob as a charm.
The pocketwatch was a hard one for me, it has a huge amount of personal built into it, as does the other. Both are highly visible, not only so I can see them but so that other people can hopefully see that something that is stereotyped as ugly can also be beautiful.
Fighting fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain since 2002.
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Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton
most of mine have little significance.
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