I already have a couple, my next one will be an add-on to an existing one I have that pays tribute to my favorite piece of music.
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Back in the days of the tall ships, sailors would get a sparrow tattoo for crossing a sea, i.e., from the US to England. A seaman with 5,000 miles or more under his belt earned the right to a sparrow tattoo. Some called it a swallow. There you go.
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Sparrows and swallow tattoos are often grouped as the same thing....
swallows were gotten by pirates when they travel over 100,000 miles or over the equator and back, they would ge one on the way one on the way back... (often done on collarbones) they have a symbolism of "safe travel/safe return"
they also are a symbol of true love (more so with swallows) but swallows mate for life, and no matter where each of them are in the world, once a year they both meet up in the Galapagos Islands to mate.... amongst millions of other birds, all over the world, they find each other.
-What most of this is talking about is Swallows, not sparrows. Oold sailors would tattoo one swallow for 5,000 miles, until they had their 2 swallows, after that they would do stars, often on the hands or in the ears. The crossing of the equator has little to do with the swallows. Crossiing the equator would generally be remembered with a tattoo of Neptunus Rex, or some manner of turtle, to represent the order fo the Shellback. Like most sailor-esque tattoos, its a good luck token. By all means, any tattoo is whatever you want it to mean, do it for you.
+1 ^ the crossing the line( equator) has nothing to do with the sparrows,or swallows. crossing the equator is when a sailor goes from being a slimy polly-wog (landlubber) to a mighty shellback-after a two day initiation; a day of wog uprising and rebelion,and the next day wich is the actual initiation and going before King Neptune.
The Sparrows were not a Sailor Jerry design,nor were the nautical stars-though he made them 'popular' and 'cool' to have.They have been around for a very long time. Much longer than most people know. As sailors travled by sea, swallows were seen flying above when land came closer. So a swallow in flight is a sign of land ahead or "safe return home".
It fully depends on who you ask. My favorite one I have ever heard was it was originally gotten by seamen to symbolize a safe journey home because when you saw the birds it meant you were close to shore. I have heard they also mean freedom and a few other things. Some people just get them because they look cool too.
The Japanese koi fish is a symbolizes determination and courage. They make a great tattoo
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I have a very old book c.1910 where an old sailor be moans the end of the sailors tattoo, yea right. he expounds that. " on the forearm the ports you've visited. on the wrist 'bracelets' on the upper arm the girls name or initials. on the lower leg the initials of all the girls you've 'had'." The "MOM" tattoo became popular during WWII as well as the "death before dishonour" dagger piercing the skin. but that's with the USN in the Royal Navy, and presumably the Commonwealth navies,this is my info; full rigged ship (on the back very large) for rounding the horn (cape horn), The anchor (fouled or not) for service in the Atlantic. All remaining tattoos except since 1970 are in this discussion. Many 'modern' sailors have put tattoos of their specility or of the distinctive badge they had earned. like having crossed hammers with wings for aircraft carrier mechanics, or the divers helmet for a diver,etc. As for crossing the line. None of us Shellbacks want to repete this trial! You get a card. but some of us wisely have the longitude and date as well as ship on our upper leg. So if we ever get mistaken for a pollywog we can "show a leg" (naval term for 'get up out of bed!'.). 119deg 6min 54sec East USS SAMUEL GOMPERS 19 SEP 1991
According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
More generally, the Japanese associate koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.
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TO GOD I PRAY MAY APRIL'S SHOWERS RAIN DOWN ON HER FORREST AND GROW THE STRENGTH THAT STARTED WITH ONE ROSE
April is his mother's name, Forrest is his little brother's name, and Rose is his grandmother's name.
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No! it's doesn't affect your kidneys
if u didn't take care of it, yes, the ink can fade into ur skin and hurt u.
Modern inks very rarely have side effects, due to the omission of things like Iron Oxide which caused allergic reactions in RARE cases.
If you do have any serious medical conditions then please speak to your doctor and let the tattoo artist know beforehand, but as for affecting your kidneys, it ain't gonna happen
No these days tattoos don't affect the inside of the body. The ink only goes into the top layers of the skin. Even if you do get an infection it shouldn't affect the inside of your body. If you have any allergies or medical conditions that could affect you while getting tattooed then talk your doctor and a tattooist before getting tattooed.
Simply, it's right for the era. Tattoo imagery has changed a great deal over the last couple of decades, designs such as those you mentioned were fairly popular during that time period as they were simple to do, looked good and held up well in the long run. A good source for the imagery is anything to do with Sailor Jerry - his work is becoming trendy now and is readily available in stores and online (also would like to note that within certain groups all of those designs had meanings as well, most of which are completely ignored today).
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The tattoo that Connor has on his left hand/index finger says, "VERITAS," which is Latin for "Truth." Murphy also has a tattoo in the same place but on his right hand, that says, "AEQUITAS," which is Latin for "Justice/Equality."
Yes, she has a tattoo of a cross on her fore arm and her tear drop on the inside of her index finger and I also think she has a tattoo of a crown type thing on the side of her neck near her hear in the video "one"
You Can get the mostly anywhere.Try Lazena Girl or tatto clothing stores would likely have them.
Polynesians also considered the shark to be a sacred animal. For them, the shark tattoo served to protect them from their enemies. A Polynesian fisherman would also sport tattoo symbols to protect him and his vessel from sharks in the waters where he fished. In Hawaii, you'll hear about the protective power of the aumakua, a row of tattooed dots around the ankle that keep sharks at bay. Legend tells of a woman swimming in the ocean and being attacked by a shark -- until it saw the tattoo. It let go and promised it wouldn't happen again!
a dove symbolixe hope because in christian religon noah sent a dove with an
Olive branch that was first seen By Noah after 40 days and 40 nights during the Great flood. It symbolized hope as it lead them to believe that land was close by and their ordeal was near to being over , and when jesus was and a dove decended on Jesus head at the time of his babtisim.also
peace and tranquility
Pen ink won't stick in ur skin. Your body will push it out and the little bit that does stick will fade and look like crap. You can buy tattoo ink and put a staple/paper clip/needle that is sharpened and dip it in the ink and poke it into the skin a dot at a time. Hence the name pick and poke. If you aren't in prison there is no reason to do it like that. You can buy a real tattoo gun for a few hundred dollars or make one with a motor from radio shack for about $10, another prison method. Your best bet is get it done by a professional so you don't hate yourself later. Just my opinion.
Your skin will only end up rejecting the ink. Pen ink can be toxic to the skin. Save up some money (or wait until you're 18) and get it done professionally or end up with scared skin if you try to do it your self.
Drake the rapper doesn't have none yet.
Pixie wasnt doing her job correctly and had an argument with Kim Saigh, Kim said Just Do Your Job Probably Pixie , And then Pixie flipped out and said Dont F***in Start With Me ,
In the end Pixie wasn't doing her job. She was supposed to keep the tattooers supplied with what they needed, they were constantly running out of things that Pixie was supposed to take care of, or she ordered the wrong things. Also she was constantly fooling around and doing embarassing things infront of customers.
Yes, there are several universal symbols for father. many of the symbols for father can be viewed on the offical universal family flag and the universal symbol for father.
- Koi's swimming downstream are considered bad luck. The legend is a koi swimming upstream turns into a dragon. It is good luck.
as far as upstream vs. down
upstream means that you are still fighting or struggling
downstream means that your hardships have been overcome and no longer fighting the current
also if there is a dragon incorporated into your tat it signifies that the dragons gate falls have been successfully achieved also meaning that you have achieved your goals or overcome your hardships
traditional ink holds to this criteria, however most who now get this tat just go with what they think looks cool and forget about the meanings of what they get.
i have a koi backpiece and hold true to the traditional and laugh at some people who have chosen colorwise, whiskers, and other elements incorporated into their ink because they sometimes don't realize how screwed up the meaning of it is
the direction of the koi, being toward the head or toward the foot is not as important as the direction of the water it is in... the koi facing up stream, regardless of the directionality toward the head or foot is a sign of determination and endurance.. the continuing battle to overcome adversity... the koi facing down stream does not signify failure and giving up.. it is a sign peace with tranquility.. the same way fish gather in still water to feed.. i hope this helps..
The nautical star symbolizes "finding one's way". It shall help you find your own path in life.
The symbolism of the nautical star does not mean to find your own path in life. I can see how people might think that and it sounds OK I guess. The real symbolism of the nautical star comes from sailors when cellestial navigation, with cellestial charts, first started being used. Nautical star tattoos, only two, were place on your chest. They were there to help guide you on your way back home and, the main reason, to make sure that you would never be lost at sea. The reason for this is because it takes two stars to plot a course and get a fixed postition, which is also combined with the sun line also. You do this with a sexton, its called "SHOOTING THE STARS". Well I hope that this right answer helped everyone out who wants to know. If anyone has any other questions about the symbology of MARINER TATTOOS or just wants to know about other superstitious sailor tattoos just hit me up, I know a lot about it. I'd be glad to help. Also I am a Merchant Mariner with a 1600 TON OCEANS MASTER LICENSE.
yes...you moran. Do u really think that have a needle getting jabbed repeatedly in your eye wouldn't hurt?
If you mean getting the eyeball tatooed, it is done very differently to any other tattoo. The ink is usually injected under the layer of skin: The sclera is visible as the white area of the eye. It is composed of connective tissue that forms a protective layer around the eye. A thin layer of tissue, known as the episclera, covers the front part of the sclera, followed by a transparent layer known as the conjunctiva. Any of these layers can become inflamed.
The eye itself doesn't have any nerves, and therefore it won't hurt. However, it will cause pain as the eye can inflame (swell) During healing, there is a feeling of something stuck in your eye as well as some redness. Primary healing takes about a week, a similar time to a normal tattoo.
Eyeball tattooing carries with it significant risks up to and including blindness and life-threatening complications.
BME is a VERY good site to get more info about this:
'the eyeball tattoo faqs' is the article you want, though you'll have to google it as I cannot add links
No household object is an entirely safe substitute for a plug or tunnel. The best plan would be to use a smaller sized plug/tunnel wrapped in teflon (PTFE) tape to the appropriate size. Alternatively any sort of pipe/tube (pen lids can often be the right size) wrapped in teflon tape will work just fine in the short term.
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