So, based on a text conversation I was having the other night, I thought I would share my body art. All three pieces were designed by me and carry significant spiritual meaning. The first one is over 20 years old, and the other two were done twenty years ago, this spring. I think they look pretty darn good, considering.
This one is located on the back of my left shoulder and is about the size of my spread hand. BTW, that is a horrible place to put a tattoo, unless you are a man who can run around with their shirt off. It is a Griffin (half cat - half eagle) inside a Triskele. It wasn't until I saw HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban, that I realized it should have been a Hippogriff.
Still my Fav.
Redtail Hawk on my right calf.
From my Vision Quest.
The least favorite of my Tats. The artist who did it completely screwed up the horse. Which was the most important part of the tattoo. Different artists have different strengths and I should have asked some questions before having her do this tat. The horse's face was very refined in the picture, with perfect Arab ears and an intelligent face. I ended up with Gumby.
I would love to get another on my right shoulder, but haven't found the right one. I toyed with putting T's baby footprints there, but that's really something you should do right after having the baby. I don't think that his size 10 man feet would fit now. I've thought about doing something Indian, and have found a great horse with feathers and war paint, but it's so hard to think about spending a month's worth of board for a tattoo. I figure I am done, unless my mom and I get matching tattoos. Which we discussed during our wonderful trip to Santa Barbara.
What about you all? Tats?