The Serenity Prayer sounds so much more beautiful in Spanish, as do most things in my opinion what a lovely tattoo
LOL, Sheila, I ALMOST posted this earlier!
I have 6 total, one on each foot, one on my right ankle, one on each bicep, and then the Sacred Heart is on my back, between my shoulder blades.
My 19 color Celtic knot has a Grateful Dead bear holding a 4 leaf clover in the center of it… I just combined my love of Ireland and what was to me a bohemian hippie icon.
My dragon hatching out of an egg….a throwback to fantasy and family.
My frog on my foot is going to be the matching partner to my new foot tat, which will have parrots in foliage, and covering up my shooting stars.
The sacred heart was my first tattoo, at 22.
I designed the peace sign/earth/rain myself…
And the shooting stars were a lot prettier til the frog came along, so now they will be covered up.
My tattoo is located on the inner side of my bottom lip and it says live. I got the word live for a few reasons. One being the word I wanted (Bushido) didnt fit haha so I pondered for a bit and thought of the word live. Second I chose live because in this time and age people just don’t live life anymore. They are stuck in this way of living where a majority of the people in now a days society do the same thing everyday like zombies. They never get to live and experience life and what the beautiful world and what it has to offer. So I got it to remind myself and others to love, live and experience all life has to offer.
NestoR, errr… inner side of your lip? Badass, must have been painful! But as you first decided to tattoo Bushido, I guess you must have a way of blocking out that pain?
Anyway, my story. Back in 2006 I went for my Usui Reiki. First day we were each asked to draw a card from a deck. Mine was the Deer.
The Deer stands for kind of naive, unafraid of things he might find in it’s path. Like the story acompanying it, goes something like this. “The deer is walking into the woods, when he comes across the Monster of the Woods. The Monster of the Woods starts screaming and bellowing, and the Deer just looks at him. Finally the Monster of the Woods asks: I scare everyone away with my threatening behavior, why not you?”
The Deer answers:”Why should I be afraid of you, you have never done me wrong.”
I just looked for it and now I can’t find it in the folder I use to keep it in. I features a dear standing with his two front legs on a rock, and an indian headdress/medicine man headdress around it. Looks very cool actually, but I have to say at the moment I have no picture to show for it.
I have the words Know Thyself on my ribs.
Somewhere along the road I’ve taken I started to ask a lot of questions about who I am, what I believe, and how I want to live my life, as I’m sure all you in the HE Community have. And the more questions I’ve asked the more times I have come back to the same questions that I wish everyone would have the bravery to ask: Who am I? Why do I exist? What is my purpose? While I still may not know those answers, and maybe never will, I finally am at peace with the fact that I exist, and that I have the opportunities to go out and do all this cool shit with my life, so why the hell shouldn’t I?
I’m in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity on most college campuses, and we have to interview all of our pledges. I close each of my interviews with the following quote, and want to leave you all with it as well.
“No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself. The big question is: What are you selling, and to whom? Even when you have a full-time, salaried, ‘Corporate America’ position, you are still running your own business. You are selling one unit of your existence (an hour of your life) at a set price (the associated fraction of your salary) to a customer (your employer).”
Know who you are, know what your selling, and always have the utmost confidence in your product.
@ Jordan- Bro I’m totally feeling your tattoo. Now a days people dont even know who they are. Whats sad is that when they do they realize who they are they are a mixture of other people and propaganda that has been fed to them. Your tattoo is very simple yet deep. I like! haha
I LOVE tattoos and have one of my own…it’s a symbol I designed myself, and worked on for about 6 months and made sure I loved it. It means “Just Live” – it was when I first knew I had fully healed from a painful period in my life but as a result of that time had come across a beautiful way of looking at life which has stayed with me since then. So my tattoo represents a new me, a happier me and a “me” that embraces compassion for myself as well as for everyone in our world. Deep huh?! Also, knowing my tattoo was my OWN creation makes it all the more meaningful so I’d reccomend playing around with designs yourself…even if it’s not amazing, the tattoo artist will help you tweak it into something that looks good but still will be yours.
Have you got any ideas on what you’re after?
I have a Spanish prayer on my right rib cage:
Señor, concedeme la Serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar. Valor para cambiar las cosas que puedo. Sabiduria para conocer la diferencia.
It means: Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change. Courage to change the things I can. Wisdom to know the difference.
@ Nestor: I couldn’t agree more. I’m on a steady journey getting out of that mindset that I lived in for most of my life. I’m still pretty young, and I’m So glad I’m learning that now, especially when I see a lot of women my age and older who are still stuck in that cookie cutter image society can press us into.
Just stumbled upon this, thought it would fit.
Here are mine, the pics SUCK, I will have my artist take better ones when I go in for my cover up of my 2nd foot.
i just copied & pasted a link from photobucket and it showed up as the picture instead of the link