Showing posts with label tattoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tattoo. Show all posts

I Wish I Was Brave Enough!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Head to Toe Women's Expo 2010


I love the way this looks, but I just can't commit!

Characteristics of a Leo

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Leo is always center stage and full of flair, they enjoy basking in the spotlight. Leos are full of energy that acts like a magnet for other people. They always make their presence known. Leos tend to live life straightforwardly and with a flair for drama.


One thing most Leo women never fall short of - male attention. She will most probably be the center of attention everywhere and if you are trying to woo her, be ready to get lots of competition.


Leo women are not very careful with money and will have to be restrained in this respect. She can indulge in extravagance to fulfill her desire for exquisite furnishings, home d├ęcor, gifts for friends or her own clothes.


Leo females make affectionate mothers. They love and pamper their children silly, but also demand respect from them.


Leo woman is perfect for the man who is affectionate and has a strong character but not too controlling.

She needs someone who is passionate about everything in their life and who strives for the best in everything, because so does she.


Thanks Roy! I love it!

Astrology info pieced together from here, here and here. Leo symbol from here. Roy works here.

Chicago Ink- Maybe

Friday, February 20, 2009

My girl crush Mr. Lady posted yesterday that a tattoo shop in Chicago is prepared to offer BlogHer attendees a discount and possibly a free drink or dinner during the conference weekend. I'm taking this as a sign. I've wanted to get a tattoo for awhile and I'm a finalist for a trip to Chicago! But... A few things are standing in my way.

I hate needles. Loathe needles. Abhor needles. Prolonged exposure to needles is my version of hell. Mr. Lady did volunteer to hold my hand, which would definitely help. Also, there's my scar to consider. I'm not sure I want to pay for a tattoo just to have it scar over. Speaking of paying for one, I don't exactly have a tattoo fund and saving for one is not the highest of priorities. And I have no idea what to get or where to put it. Details.

I've been thinking I should get something representative of the number three. We are going to be a family of three and three is a magic number (Schoolhouse Rock. Please tell me you remember?!). Since we're going to be a family of three (not ready to discuss, please don't ask) I think a permanent symbol of the power of three is fitting, no?


I've been looking online at different meanings, religious beliefs and cultural ideas about the number three and have liked a few:


*Three is the strong number in Taoist symbolism because it is the center point of equilibrium.


*Japanese: The Three Treasures are, Mirror, Sword and Jewel--that being Truth, Courage and Compassion.


*Africa Ashanti: the moon goddess is three people, two black, and one white. (I can fudge a little here I guess)


*Pythagorean three means completion. (Really like this, but not sure I want the symbol for Pi as a Tramp Stamp)


*The symbol of three is the triangle. Three interwoven circles or triangles can represent the indissoluble unity of the three persons of the trinity.


*Three is a moving forward of energy, overcoming duality, expression, manifestation and synthesis.

*Three is the first number to which the meaning "all" was given. It is The Triad, being the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle and an end.


It seems that three is the way to go but I have no idea how to put those ideas into a piece of art. Do you have any ink? Did you have your tattoo drawn up by someone? If you have any ideas or suggestions for me I'm all ears!



Picture from here (man, I wish I could Photoshop like that!)
 
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