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  • Ink Appreciation: Share Your Tattoos!

    Posted by lesleydominic on July 27, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    While there is a thread specifically for Magiqverse related tattoos here, I’d love to see what other ink people have.

    Tattoos can be such a fun and artistic form of expression, so feel free to share pictures, the meanings or stories behind your ink, or even anything you have planned but haven’t gotten done yet!

    I’ve limited myself to one tattoo a year for the sake of my wallet, so I’ve only got 3 so far, but have so many more planned! The back-of-neck one was my first, and represents growth and balance. The wrist one is the ‘female’ symbol, associated with Venus and a personal reminder of pride. Then the bee is my most recent – group of friends and I all got bee tattoos for graduation because it’s our Uni’s mascot, plus bees are just neat!

    CJB replied 1 month, 1 week ago 13 Members · 28 Replies
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  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    July 27, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I love the bee one! I wish I had the willpower to get a tattoo.

  • Alissiya

    Member
    July 27, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Here’s mine – apologies about the awkward angle, getting a photo of your own arm is surprisingly tricky. It’s a lilac flower, in tribute to Terry Pratchett, because his writing was so formative for me, and because in his book Night Watch lilac flowers are used to remember those who died in the Glorious Revolution (which was not so glorious), and I love that book!

    • lesleydominic

      Member
      July 29, 2019 at 2:07 am

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  • Connielass

    Member
    July 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    My first tattoo. I asked my sister for a bindrune, this is what she gave me. When she sent me the pic of it, it actually induced happy tears.

    No more.

  • WitchOfBones

    Member
    July 29, 2019 at 12:07 am

    I have a few tattoos, but this one is the easiest to take a picture of! It’s the shell of a native littleneck clam, which was the focus of my honours thesis.

  • lesleydominic

    Member
    July 29, 2019 at 2:13 am

    @Alissiya Tattoo pics are hard, I have no good ones of the one on my neck. Your lilac is so lovely though, and such a creative tribute to Pratchett’s work!

    @Connielass Does the bindrune have a certain meaning (if you want to share it)? They’re both so lovely yet so personal, thank you for sharing them!

    @WitchOfBones I love the placement, that’s such a neat commemoration of your thesis!

    • Connielass

      Member
      July 29, 2019 at 5:32 am

      There are four runes of the Elder Futhark in the bindrune. I knew from the start without knowing why, that Uruz had to be the foundation rune, and that I wanted Laguz in it somehow. My sister said, “Uruz, for the strength you needed to get you through your trial; Birkana to help you grow from it; Laguz for healing; and Jera for peace and the joy you deserve to have.”

      I had it done shortly after Winter Solstice, deliberately timed so to boost the magiq of the runes.

      • lesleydominic

        Member
        July 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

        Wow that’s powerful, especially that your sister was able to create it for you to fit so perfectly :heart:

  • heather-w-carroll

    Member
    May 28, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    I only have two tattoos so far, but they are

    Leonard Cohen’s unified heart

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    And Hecate’s strophalos

    So, still plenty of canvas for a guild tattoo.

  • djsolare

    Member
    May 28, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    This is my first. It’s related to another magic world I’ve been a part of. During our sorting ceremony, our house had a call and response (You have wandered/Now you are home) that marked itself as I’ve of the most powerful moments of my time.

    This piece my wife and I got shortly after our engagement. Probably the best physical mark of our marriage

  • LoliOwar

    Member
    May 28, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Mine is super simple compared to yalls but I love it

  • Alligatoramberlee

    Member
    May 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A set of wings made out of blades and gears

    • LoliOwar

      Member
      May 29, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      @Alligatoramberlee

      That is awesome!!! Everyone’s are, just…gear wings though. How long did it take you to get them?

      • Alligatoramberlee

        Member
        May 29, 2021 at 2:56 pm

        The outline took 4 hours. The shading was three sessions of 1 hour each. You can see only one side is shaded. Because life happened.

        Sometimes I get self conscious about it thinking it’s ugly because it’s incomplete and people will judge me.

        Which I’ve never had. Instead I have people stop me at festivals and in parks during the summer to tell me how much they like it (the random touching is a little less appreciated).

        So, it’s a bit of a reminder that incomplete works are still valid and beautiful.

        • LoliOwar

          Member
          May 29, 2021 at 3:11 pm

          I think it is beautiful incomplete or not.

        • EternalHearts

          Member
          May 29, 2021 at 6:28 pm

          In all honesty, I figured it was just in process–large pieces like that are so often done in stages & black work is exhausting for both the artist & canvas.

          • Alligatoramberlee

            Member
            May 30, 2021 at 7:44 pm

            Yes. The stop originally happened because my depression and inflammation response are tied together. I can only do so much inflammation before the depression kicks in and if I’m depressed I’m more sensitive to pain

  • heather-w-carroll

    Member
    May 29, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Oh! I didn’t even realize it was incomplete. I thought that was just part of the aesthetic—which I LOVE. :sparkling_heart:

    • LoliOwar

      Member
      May 29, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      Same!!! Until you said it was incomplete I thought it was your design on purpose. Why the gears? Did someone you know draw them for you or the artist just helped you bring your idea to life?

      • Alligatoramberlee

        Member
        May 29, 2021 at 4:51 pm

        I wanted wings but not angel or the usual butterfly. At the time I was curious about steampunk aesthetic and liked the idea of whimsy + mechanical. My home decor is still a bit like that – lots of comfy blankets and hard iron and copper details.

        I took my idea to a local tattoo artist I had gotten to know and showed him abstract mechanical concepts. He ended up making the entire design by scratch.

  • Viviane

    Member
    May 30, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    This is Gregor. He hangs out on my hip, being inspirational and fierce and stuff.

  • EternalHearts

    Member
    May 31, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Okay, here are some of mine.

    Cherry blossoms & my brother’s name in Elvish

    • EternalHearts

      Member
      May 31, 2021 at 2:23 am

      This is my semi-colon tattoo. It’s a lot bigger than I wanted it to be, the artist kind of bullied me into the size because “she couldn’t make add the Sundays” if it were smaller.” So I’m going to eventually curate a literary half sleeve around it.

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    June 13, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Is there a clean image of the Briar Society key logo somewhere? I’m considering getting either that or my guild symbol as my next tattoo.

    • CJB

      Administrator
      June 13, 2022 at 9:51 am

      I’ll pm you a copy. ☺

  • BrokenVoid

    Member
    June 13, 2022 at 10:25 am

    I posted a picture of my recent tattoo in my journal, but I’ll put it here too to go with the thread. The Old Norse writing says “blindr er maðr án bóka,” which means “blind is a man without books.” It’s an old Icelandic phrase that fits me very well.

  • Tungstenedge

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Well, I haven’t been around for a while, but I’ve also never shown my anchor.

    So a two in one post I suppose.

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    • CJB

      Administrator
      August 17, 2022 at 9:37 am

      That is one beautiful anchor!