August 3, 2006 9:29 AM Subscribe
Looking for tattoo inspiration/symbolism.
posted by comatose to media & arts (16 answers total)
I have visited a number of highly recommended and acclaimed tattoo artists in my area, and am not much impressed with tattoo as an art. So, I have decided to design my own tattoo and have someone else put it on me. I am looking for ideas and inspiration.
What i want: an idea/object/animal that can be depicted in any way without loosing the symbolism. Something that has a definitive meaning. (A koi fish is a perfect example of this) Is there meaning to where you put it on your body? (not just personal meaning)
What I don't want: anything religious. No direct symbols (cross, ankh, or pentagram) or pattern designs. No "tribal" stuff either. No biker babes, knives, skulls, or motorcycles. No words. (you get the idea)