tattoos

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
June 3, 2009 12:35pm CST
This post is something that I have thought about over and over for a long time but I have been unable to come up with a good answer and the issue is about tattoos. As an individual I believe that there is usually a reason for whatever we do though sometimes we tend to say I just did it, but the truth is we do various things for a reason. I have seen tattoos of various shapes and sizes and colour, some you find the pirate sign, lion or heart shape and on different parts of the body, I agree that some of these tattoos are for beauty purposes but in some instances I have found that some of the tattoo symbols stand for things of greater meaning than is really open to the ordinary person, except the one wearing the tattoo. For example I came across a guy who had the symbol of a horned serpent on his biceps, I asked out of curiosity what it stands for and his answer surprised me, he said the symbol can only be worn by a member of a particular cult group that worship the serpent. This got me thinking more, and my question is do you have a tattoo on your body/and if yes do you really have another meaning for that tattoo or do you really what the symbol of your tattoo stand for?
2 responses
@med889 (5953)
10 Jun 09
I know many people who have a tattoo or tattoos an some are really great with beautiful designs. I know some 3 people in my vicinity who have a similar tattoo and they say that only their group are allowed to put it. I believe these people want to create a sort of a group and nothing else so they want the tattoo to be similar to be able to recognise easily. I asked my boyfriend to put a tattoo which he was very happy to do and he decided to write my name in Chinese on his hand. If someone might see it they may think that it is a sort of design but it is simply the way my name is written in chinese.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
12 Jun 09
yeah i agree with you a 100% that there are some graet designs in tatttoos that you get so enticed you wanna put one on you but just saying that some of these designs sometimes have deeper meaning than we ever could know especially deep spiritual meanings
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I have a nautical star on my right shoulder. I did research on my tat before I got it. I did this because I know bunches of people who have them. I summed the information up as this. My nautical star guides me where I go. Don't get me wrong, I don't "warship" the star or the idea but it is a funny so-to-speak. My tat was kinda messed up in a good way, only if you actually look at it and count the colors will you see what I am talking about. I joke often that my star guides me where I go and since my star is screwed up, well, that explains why my journey has been so messed up. Hope this enlightens you.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
12 Jun 09
well i need to say that sometimes we tend to do somethings and we mistakingly find ourselves believing them unconsciously,you didnt have a messed up journey because of anythimng but the thing is sometimes things go wrong and we cant expalin why they do so but we just have to sit down and find out why they are like that