Now that I have finally reached my puberty, I decided to get my first tattoo.
I realised that my life-long plan to get Hokusai's "Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" tattooed to my entire back is just never gonna happen unless I start with something smaller first.
I decided that it should be something emblematic (preferably a round aureole-like symbol) that goes to the back of my neck (middle) as I'm very fussy about all my "bodymodification" being centred. I get headaches when my septum spike is slightly more left than right and I had to remove my eyebrow piercing for the same reason.
Uhmm... anyhow... I came to the conclusion that the symbol should be something from the vanitas iconography (European or Mexican), a rune symbol, a grotesque pattern or a simplified tarot symbol. Basically, something clearly structured.
Having said that, I could also imagine having a Blanquet, CandyKiller or Camille Rose Garcia design on my skin - so I added those options too.
I chose a few very obvious (and not definitive) examples - just to get your opinions on this matter.
Also, if anyone of you owns a copy of Roemer Visscher's "Book of Emblems" from 1614 - or any other good books on emblematics and/or tarot symbols - I'd be really grateful for scans / recommendations / suggestions.
So here are your options:
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