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Old 02-27-2009, 03:25 PM   #12
Renee Lee
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

here's mine (this is before i lost the excuse the lack of definition, lol):

as i'm sure we've all figured out, i'm a huge classics nerd, but egypt is my real passion. for those unaware, the ankh is the egyptian symbol for "life" (more specifically "eternal life," actually), but it can also have some connotations of reincarnation.

So on a deeper level, i got the ankh to symbolize my "rebirth" from the shy, tortured kid that constantly sought approval from her peers, to the amusing, self-confident person y'all know today

...and the tribals around it just make it look pretty...

Next tattoo will be this poem on the side of my ribs: (catullus 101. translation here sfw)

Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus
advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias,
ut te postremo donarem munere mortis
et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem.
Quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum.
Heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi,
nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum
tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,
accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu,
atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.

Catullus is my favorite latin poet, and i lost one of my best friends from high school in the VT shooting back in 07...once you read the translation, i'm sure i won't need any more explanation
"catapultam habeo. nisi pecuniam dabis, ad capitem tuum saxum mittam."
Translation: I have a catapult. Give me your money or i'll throw a rock at your head.
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