(I actually wrote up this post a while back to share on a link up, but never did, so I thought I would share it now.)
I currently have four tattoos...one is a work in progress, though actually b/c I have ideas to add to it. Three of the four tattoos show my Egyptian heritage. The other is my "trendy" tattoo...while I do like the tattoo (it's a cat's face flower)...it's trendy b/c it's a tramp stamp. Yep - I got a low back tattoo when they were all the rave! A friend and I went to get them together on a crazy night out! I don't regret it and it will always remind me of my friend, whom I never get to see anymore. I was 26 when I got this tattoo - this was my 2nd tattoo.
This tattoo is 16 years old (WOW) and has faded some. It's also only about 3 inches tall...and I didn't get a very clear picture - sorry about that.
I love this tattoo.
This time I wanted a Lotus flower. Lotus flowers are seen on many Egyptian paintings on papyrus...the Lotus is representative of the sun, it rises up out of the water in the morning and closes back up at night. It's also been known to represent creation. Egyptian art is all one dimensional. When I told the tattoo artist I wanted a lotus flower he immediately thought of the three dimensional lotus flowers that you typically see in some Asian styled ink - I had to google some images to show him what I had in mind instead and he drew it up free hand from looking at the pictures I picked out!
The tattoo I got that night was only a portion of what I wanted. Here's a quick view of what I had done that first night - right after I'd had it done, so it's all still red. I had also wanted an infinity sign, so the loop of the stems is meant to incorporate that as well.
(like I said - RIGHT after I got it!)
A few months later I went back and had more flowers added to it.
I don't know if I am done or not...I have ideas to add to this last one, hence why I call it my work-in-progress tattoo. But I only have ideas in my head - I need a to see it drawn out to see if it really looks as good as I think it does in my head! :)