Friday, April 17, 2009

Got Ink?

I want a tattoo or two. Maybe not right now, but later on, when I know exactly what I want.
I've been doing some research about well known tattoos, and I found two which I like because of their meaning and what they look like.

The Koi Fish

"According to Japanese legend if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. "

Tell me that's not a kick-ass meaning for a tattoo. I mean, I think most of us have great ambitions and goals to accomplish, what better way to represent that than through a tattoo which symbolizes advancement.

The Nautical Star

This tattoo comes from sailors and they believed they worked as a "lucky charm" so that sailors could always find their way back home from their long trips. So the meaning is to always be able to go find your way back home.

Pretty nice for someone who wants to travel and live all over the world, but would like to come back home at some point.

I haven't checked a whole lot of tattoos, but I like the meanings these have. There's just one problem.

They're not original at all.

Tons of people have these tattoos, maybe in different designs or body parts, but it's still the same concept.

I want my tattoo to be unique and at the same time to symbolize something very important to me so that I will never regret it or get bored of it. If possible, or if I had enough inspiration I could try to draw it myself. I really don't know. I think I'll keep investigating, but to be honest I think that the idea for my first tattoo is just gonna come to me suddenly, not when I'm looking for it, and then I'll know I'm read for it.

Who knows? Maybe next time I write about tattoos on this blog it'll be to announce my first one.


  1. Yeah, you should design your own tattoo, with your special meaning, you know, so when someone see it, it will be like "Oh, this _____ mean_______, and I love it". Your own meaning with your own design, that's especial/cool/unique.

    Well, that's my point of view. I'll do that way. I already desing something, and I just need the last moment of inspiration to finish it and of course money.

    It's up to you Sr.Pinger

  2. Trueeeee. :]
    I just really really want one right now but I don't have the inspiration to make one yet :(