Tree of Life/Yggdrasil tattoo idea...

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Just might get this (or a variation of it) as a tat, but not sure where to put it...

    tree_of_life.gif

    Maybe opposite shoulder from my panther tat, or maybe right shoulder blade?

    must put more thought into it...
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    alphatrigger saidJust might get this (or a variation of it) as a tat, but not sure where to put it...

    tree_of_life.gif

    Maybe opposite shoulder from my panther tat, or maybe right shoulder blade?

    must put more thought into it...


    The entire back...no wait the front. Do it on the front of your chest...
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Hmmm. Maybe right pec?

    Though a large scale work on my back would be interesting, but I tend to veer more toward understatement lol
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    Somehow I knew from scanning down the topic list that it was you who wrote this one. (no not from reading the Author column) I don't know what that says. hrm


    edit: on topic, stick it on your butt. The hole can be a hollowed out knot that squirrels can hide in! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    booooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrriinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI think the big symetrical designs look great as full-back tats. I don't think there's enough detail in this one though at the moment...you'd need an artist to bring a lot of depth to it (and colour). The two tone (black on skin, no shading) is too harsh for large pieces. And even as smaller pieces two-tone can come off looking like a prison tat if the ink is even slightly heavy. My two bits.


    Good points.

    That GIF was kind of a launching point, heheh.

    As for the symbology in it for me, the Tree of Life captures my Judaeo-Christian roots while Yggdrasil captures my Nordic/Germanic roots, among many others (no pun intended).

    And the two ideas are loosely related - the Tree of Life representing eternal life, and Yggdrasil representing eternity itself (the World Tree) connecting everyone and everything together.
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidSomehow I knew from scanning down the topic list that it was you who wrote this one. (no not from reading the Author column) I don't know what that says. hrm


    edit: on topic, stick it on your butt. The hole can be a hollowed out knot that squirrels can hide in! icon_biggrin.gif


    Heheh. Not into torturing rodents ala Richard Gere, lol... and that particular hole is exit only, tyvm ;)
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    Aug 20, 2011 11:06 AM GMT
    A guy I knew in Uni got that exact design on the lower back of his neck, low enough that a t-shirt hid, most, of it.
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    Aug 20, 2011 12:04 PM GMT
    i vote for the shoulder. i like to place my tattoos in places where the shape of the tattoo matches/enhances the shape of the location it's being tattooed to. Circular shapes like this look great on shoulders. Nice design, btw.
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    Aug 20, 2011 12:16 PM GMT
    I would like at the base of the spine or in between the shoulders..

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    Aug 20, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidI would like at the base of the spine...



    Umm, where exactly? icon_razz.gif

    find-your-spine.jpg
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    yeah definitely the back between the shoulders. i'm thinking about getting a tattoo similar in shape pretty soon.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    alphatrigger saidJust might get this (or a variation of it) as a tat, but not sure where to put it...

    tree_of_life.gif

    Maybe opposite shoulder from my panther tat, or maybe right shoulder blade?

    must put more thought into it...


    The entire back...no wait the front. Do it on the front of your chest...


    Deltoid, or Pec over the heart.
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    Aug 20, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Advaya said
    Fivealive saidI would like at the base of the spine...



    Umm, where exactly? icon_razz.gif

    find-your-spine.jpg


    Either at the Thoracic, Lumber or Sacral icon_razz.gif