Archive for August, 2009

Your Guide to Tattoos

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Skin Shows II: The Art of Tatoo (No.2)

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8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (Slip) [VHS]

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Lie with Me

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Devil Tattoos

It’s bad enough that people get tattoos. Why someone would want to use their body as a canvas for pretty bad art is beyond some people. But when that turns to the subject of the dark with something like devil tattoos marks the height of the tattoo craziness. But devil tattoos don’t always have a sinister connotation.

Devil Tattoos

The devil tempted Eve with the apple – he’s evil. It’s a concept common to many of the west’s religions. The Muslims also have a devil called Iblis or Shaetan. The devil is known by other names such as Beelzebub and Satan. But in demon mythology each of these is a separate being. Not all of them are bad. They’re each often depicted in tattoos.

This is the story of the Christian devil. Lucifer was an Archangel second only to God in all the universe. All angels were considered equal but Lucifer was considered the best among equals. But Lucifer became jealous of God himself. Lucifer wanted to rule all of heaven and all of the universe. Lucifer recruited other angels in a revolt against God. God stopped the revolt thanks to another Archangel, Michael. Lucifer and all his followers were kicked out of heaven. Many of these elements are often depicted in Devil tattoos.

Devil tattoos derive their name from old English. More specifically it’s the word devil. Devil comes from the Old English word deofol which was derived from the Latin diabolus. That came from the Greek diabolos. That word is roughly translated as to slander across or to hurl the slander. Many other English words related to hell or the devil derive from that – such as diabolic. Outside of English the word devil comes from words meaning angel. But they hold quite a different regard for an angel and a devil. This gives a lot more fodder for Devil tattoos.

A certain connotation goes along with devil tattoos. Someone who wears them is generally a little evil, or maybe even a lot evil. There could also be lewd behavior and mischief . It doesn’t necessarily mean the person who wears them as a criminal. Generally it takes a certain kind of person to wear one.

Devil tattoos carry an bad reputation. There are people who think they are a mark of the dark lord. In other words, someone with such a tattoo is a servant of the devil. That’s not the case.

Devil Tattoos

Don’t even think about getting any devil tattoos.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [UMD for PSP]

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Nautical Star Tattoos

Lots of debates focus on the meaning associated with nautical star tattoos, and the interpretation often varies with the user. This actually led to an increased significance level according to the person who used it and depending on the context. Sailors were the ones to set the tradition of nautical star tattoos as they had their superstitions and fears losing their way at sea or seeing their end away from the land. Thus the north star was seen as the home symbol and the silent promise that the person will stay on the right path in life. Such nautical star tattoos clearly represent good fortune and return home in perfect conditions.

Nautical Star Tattoos

Punk rockers, military groups, gays and lesbians are the ones to use the nautical star tattoos as symbols or logos, but taken separately they all consider distinct significance to the symbol. For those in the army, the connection is pretty similar to the symbolism given by sailors; the military look forward to their return home. The lesbian connections with the nautical star tattoos are about choices. Back in the 1940s and 1950s, non-heterosexual orientations were not regarded as freely as they are today and, lesbians would tattoo the nautical star on the wrist inside where a watch could camouflage it very well, but in the evening as the type of clothes worn in bars were different, the tattoo could be seen and identified by people with similar orientations.

As for punk groups, nautical star tattoos represent a symbolic way of expressing their differences. With the same hints to the North star, these tattoos point to personal efforts to find one’s path in life even if that means being different. With punk groups nautical star tattoos are often identified in the hand sleeve area or in combination with other designs. Besides these categories of people who wear nautical star tattoos for a purpose, there are many others who simply take a liking in the pattern. The preference for one tattoo or another is definitely subjective and it should stay as such.

Nautical Star Tattoos

Rejections of possible interpretations for the meaning of nautical star tattoos are also very common; thus, the military often have a very strong rejection and debunking reaction towards the potential hints to a different sexual orientation. Yet, other people wear such tattoos in total ignorance of the symbolic charge. The thing that stays valid is the presence of nautical star tattoos in different moments in the history of mankind, which no one can deny.

Devil Tattoos

It’s bad enough that people get tattoos. The body wasn’t meant to be a platform for graffiti. But to really go off the deep end people try devil tattoos. But devil tattoos don’t always have a sinister connotation.

Devil Tattoos

The Devil is commonly a supernatural entity which embodies evil. It’s a concept common to many of the west’s religions. Even the Muslims have a devil. Some of the names for the devil are Satan and Lucifer. Strictly speaking these are names for individual demons. Not all of them are bad. All of these are featured in various devil tattoos.

Here is the story of the devil in the Christian tradition. Lucifer was an Archangel second only to God in all the universe. He was considered the first among equals in the ranks of Archangels. Lucifer began to believe he was greater than God. He wanted to rule over all of creation. He began a revolt, recruiting many angels to his cause. Michael the Archangel led God’s forces to beat down the revolt. Lucifer and all his followers were kicked out of heaven. Sometimes devil tattoos show this story.

Devil tattoos derive their name from old English. So does the devil’s name. Devil comes from the Old English word deofol which was derived from the Latin diabolus. They all trace back to the Greek diabolos. It means to throw slander. It now means the ruler of hell. In some languages the word for angel eventually became their word for devil. But they hold quite a different regard for an angel and a devil. This gives a lot more fodder for Devil tattoos.

A certain connotation goes along with devil tattoos. Someone who wears them is generally a little evil, or maybe even a lot evil. They might also be mischievous or a little rough in their behavior . But not everyone who wears them is a criminal. But it tells you something about their own self image and about what to expect from them.

Devil tattoos sometimes carry a great stigma with them. Sometimes people see them as a devil mark. That is, that they denote someone who actually worships or works for the Devil. That’s likely not true.

Devil Tattoos

Don’t even think about getting any devil tattoos.

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Nautical Star Tattoos

The meaning of nautical star tattoos has been the subject of many debates since different groups have taken this old symbol as an icon of their movement. This actually caused different way of interpretation according to the user and taking context into account as well. Sailors were the ones to set the tradition of nautical star tattoos as they had their superstitions and fears about being lost at sea or never seeing land again. Thus the north star was seen as the home symbol and the silent promise that the person will stay on the right path in life. Such nautical star tattoos clearly represent good fortune and return home in perfect conditions.

Nautical Star Tattoos

The groups who have predominantly adopted nautical star tattoos are the military, lesbians and gays as well as punk rockers, but taken separately they all attribute distinct meanings to the symbol. For the military, the connection is pretty similar to the symbolism given by sailors; the military look forward to their return home. Freedom to choose, this is the message given by lesbians to the nautical star tattoos. In the 40s and 50s, when people didn’t have that much liberty to show their alternative orientations, lesbians would tattoo the nautical star on the inside part of the wrist where it could be easily camouflaged by a watch, but in the evening as the type of clothes worn in bars were different, the tattoo could be seen and recognized by others just like them.

As for punk groups, nautical star tattoos represent a symbolic way of expressing their differences. With the same hints to the North star, these tattoos show individual attempts to find one’s path in life even if that means being different. With punk groups nautical star tattoos are often identified in the hand sleeve area or in combination with other designs. Besides these categories of people who wear nautical star tattoos for a purpose, there are many others who simply take a liking in the pattern. The preference for one tattoo or another is definitely subjective and it should stay as such.

Nautical Star Tattoos

Rejections of possible interpretations for the meaning of nautical star tattoos are also very common; thus, the military often have a very strong rejection and debunking reaction towards the potential hints to a different sexual orientation. Yet, other people wear such tattoos without even giving them a meaning other than their personal liking for the design. All in all, the truth is that nautical star tattoos are part of a tradition that is far from dying out.

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Horsemen

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SNOWBERRY CUTIES BIKER CHICK ORNAMENT

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