seamen belived that a compass rose would help them make sure that the came ashore alive. For honoring , remebering and learning from the past.
the dandelion connects me with my father, who died last year.
the flower has withered, which stands for the wonderful time shared, the little -in germany it’s called schirmchen- stand for a new beginning.
Life- as beautiful, grotesque and horrifiying it is.
source: Evelina (Kalmar), Therese (Sundsvall, Sweden), Hanna (Växjö, Sweden) ‘”Där rosor aldrig dör” – Where the roses never fade)’
This section of the tattoo is a difficult time in my life.
Birds are thougtless and free.
And now its my way of thinking about life.
This Bird is for my late grandma
source: Mel S (Metz), Chelsea H (Hendersonville, TN, USA) Emy (Aix, France)
my celtic knot represents balance, earth, fire & water, the divine feminine, life, death and reincarnation, my first overseas adventure, my 2 best friends & I and also my cousin who passed away a couple of years ago. my scallop shell represents the Camino de Santiago which I completed last year.
The quote is from a piece of writing by Kahlil Gibran, it reminds me that anything you want to be & anything you want to achieve is within your power if it comes from your heart, from a pure place, the crane also has the same symbology and was inspired by the story Sadako and a thousand paper cranes