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    Does anyone else apply markings to themselves? I currently use sharpie (working on finding some henna) to draw a triskelion/triskele on my wrist.

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    I have tattoos planned and just waiting for the money to fund them. One of which is the celtic tree of life on both forearms with bilatteral symmetry so that they form up as one when I push the two together. I'm a geek and I -love- the Constantine movie and his tattoos, so I wanted to do a similar idea but with symbols that meant something important to me. And I love that tree.
    Other include my totem, my husband's totem..so on so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisp View Post
    I have tattoos planned and just waiting for the money to fund them. One of which is the celtic tree of life on both forearms with bilatteral symmetry so that they form up as one when I push the two together. I'm a geek and I -love- the Constantine movie and his tattoos, so I wanted to do a similar idea but with symbols that meant something important to me. And I love that tree.
    Other include my totem, my husband's totem..so on so forth.
    That's really awesome. The Tree of Life is such a beautiful, fascinating symbol. I think if I ever got a tattoo it would be an Ouroboros, probably wrapped around my wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflewoverthecuckoosnest View Post
    I think if I ever got a tattoo it would be an Ouroboros, probably wrapped around my wrist.
    That would be gorgeous!

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    I have four tattoos, but I regularly apply henna to my hands and feet in the traditional manner.
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    I have several tattoos. I love body art. I used to have a few piercings (eye brows and various ear piercings) but because of my hobbies they just get in the way or torn out (it happened to a friend go mine a few times. Crazy bastard still has his piercings, though). I have a lot of ideas, mostly quotes from my favorite songs with original artwork to represent them because music really speaks to the spirit of things for me.

    My last tattoo is on my right forearm of a winged (wings down) bearded Baphomet holding the Earth (the artists idea and it makes it so much more meaningful) with a garland of broken skulls. He's holding a caduceus in blue robes and a pentagram and hour glass floating in front of him/her with the feet drawn as if they are growing out of my skin. I want to get a mini spiral galaxy where the feet are to complete it and need to touch it up anyway.

    I thought a tree of life on my back with an angel and demon (or blue and red spirits) on either sides of the tree, but I have been thinking for a while about getting a tree as if it's growing from my feet to my knee. I know it's going to hurt, but the pains always worth the beauty. I'll stop now. I could go on forever with all of the tattoos I want.

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    I love body art period, especially when it has meaning. I want the yin and yang symbol on my right shoulder, but have yin and yang be represented by intertwining dragons. I also want the trinity symbol tattooed on the inside of my wrist. over the years I may want more, but that's it for now.


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    Re: Markings/Henna/Tattoos

    My wife and I use sharpies to draw on various sigils, seals or Runes relative to the desired effect - especially when travelling on long journeys. I also have a funds shortage when it comes to tattoos that I would like - they are very expensive in Adelaide.

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    I think tattoos are expensive everywhere unless you have a friend. Where I live it's $80 dollars minimum and for every hour after whether you're getting a red ball the size of a thumbnail or a shoulder piece. I only have two professional tattoos (one is only about an inch in diameter that I got out of town for half the normal price of home), the rest were done by friends or when I was apprenticing (in a garage, but he had a decent set up). Some of the self-righteous artists charge up to $120-$200 minimum. It's been a while since I got some ink.

    I never thought of writing sigils on my body with sharpie for ritual. That's brilliant (sometimes I have such a simple mind).

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    I've got a couple, one on my ankle and another up my back, it says "Move forward with purpose" and have some vine and flower work. That's what motivated me in college and I think it's in my signature.. don't really remember. Really love tattoos, hate the pain.
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