Ahhh the tattoo; either you love them or you hate them. As an artist I’ve always found tattoos to be quite beautiful, or in some cases I find them to show our ugliest and darkest sides in the most beautiful way.
They are often the greatest form of self-expression and in some cases may even console one’s own spirit and mind. Why do people so often get tattoos symbolizing a loved one, a belief, or a significant moment in life? When people brand their bodies with something that noteworthy, it is the highest form of honor that you can give to a person, or a belief, or a moment. Every time you look at it, you feel.
The white calla lily has always been my favorite flower. It has a simple, natural beauty. I read somewhere that is the official death flower of Tibet (not sure if that’s true), and if I've ever pictured a heaven I’ve pictured a field of calla lilies. If I ever had a daughter, I imagined I would name her Lily. When I look at them, they make me tranquilly happy and in some ways represent a lost innocence.
I’ve decided to place the tattoo on the nape of my neck. It will represent a kind of eloquent struggle of embracing the natural beauty of life and perhaps letting go of some things that life didn’t give me. It’s almost a sort of powerful closure if you will, hence the title, “The Powerful Eloquent Tattoo". The arts just have this awesome way of satisfying our emotions; enough said.
Til next time folks!
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