Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An explanation...

OK, perhaps the last post was a bit mean to anyone who happened to drop by at the wrong time so here's an idea of what I actually walked away with earlier this evening:



It's not the best of pictures but it will give you a rough idea until I get time to take a better one. Besides, have you ever tried taking a photo of your own right arm when you're right handed?

Unsurprisingly, I didn't want to settle for an off-the-shelf design so I took a standard template then added some other elements to represent religious belief, in a Celtic design because of my Gaelic name, a Celtic sun symbol, astrological (sun) symbols for all of my immediate family (and quite a few friends besides), my Chinese year of birth, an ancient symbol of eternity and a yin-yang for overall balance and harmony.

Sure, there are multiple interpretations to many of these symbols, but I guess in it's entirety it represents to me the importance of faith, family, friends and a sense of synergy.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to light some insense sticks put on some atmospheric music and contemplate what I'm going to have for my back piece...

9 comments:

Em said...

I like it. I like it alot. I think it's my turn next though. x

Jeremiah Andrews said...

That's really beautiful.

Jeremy

z said...

oh bless I like it!! However if only you'd given me more notice we could have shared a tattoo day again :-)

Seany said...

Thanks everyone - glad it didn't disappoint!

Em - you're still winning and I suspect you will have enough time to extend the lead

Jeremy - a little different from any earlier clues I hope

z - perhaps we can coincide next time, when you can have one on your arm and I can... hmmm, we'll see!

delcatto said...

As an unbalanced libran rat born in the discworld year of the 'arf 'earted 'aardvark, that's pretty cool.

Now you've got me considering another Tat.

LuvlyLittleSister said...

Yeah, I like it too. Any ideas for the next one yet?

Seany said...

Thanks! The next one(s)? Not sure yet. Perhaps it's time for someone else in the family to have a go while I think of something...

LuvlyLittleSister said...

Well, I've heard the pain is like having a baby, so it won't be me. I can think of someone who would be only too happy to compete. I think I will have fun suggesting it!

Seany said...

Believeme,if there was any element of real pain involved,I would never have gone back for a second one!