Friday, 13 April 2007
Look what I got!
This is my new Tattoo which I had done today. It's my first and despite the words of Klunky (the guy who did it and who assures me that I will want more) I don't feel any great desire to get more. I wasn't put off getting more but I didn't leave all addicted to tattooing and desperate for another like he said I would. There were a few other designs I liked but I knew before I went what I had to get and as soon as I saw this design knew it was the one. It was about halfway through the first thing of designs I looked out - there were two, each of which took up most of a wall - and Sophie made me look through all the rest before I decided just in case. I was whining a bit at that point like a petulant child "but I want that one!!!"
I went to Tat2-U and they were all really lovely. I was surprised by the look of the place, expecting it to be dark and dingy and not very welcoming. Interesting side note: They have two sofas in their back to back for people to wait on and they are the same sofa that I have. They have the bright red covers on and I have the black though. We watched part of Titanic while we were waiting and while he did it. I thought that rather a strange choice of movie for a tattoo parlor but their you have it!
I did get rather up close and personal with the other tattoo doing guy (tattooist?) however. The space to get round the desk and into the room where they do they was a tiny amount too small to get my chair through (literally about two centimetres, I blame the camber of my wheels) so I stood up and Soph folding it and moved it then set it up again and then I took like two steps, turned round and sat down again. While she was doing that this guy offered me an arm for balance and asked how to hold me. I said something along the lines of however you want, just give me an arm. But I didn't expect what I got. Two arms under my arms and held in a bear hug. I was very amused by that. Especially as due to the location of said tattoo I wore I strappy top that shows off my boobs loads and kept slipping down to show most of my bra. So he must of got a good feel of the girls. But heeeee I have a tattoo!
Description of the tattoo in case you need such things: It's a black gecko and it's got a kind of aboriginal influence. It starts about an half an inch above my right boob with it's tail and finishes just below my shoulder / collar bone with it's head. It looks like it's climbing up my body.
Everyone keeps asking me why a Gecko?
I don't really know, all I knew was that I had to have one. It's what I needed to have. I have had that feeling for a good while now. One thing I do really believe in however is Animal Spirit Guides or Totems. And when I looked up what a Lizard means I knew that it is obviously my Spirit Guide and that's why I had to have it. So much of it's meanings and symbolism relates to me.
I found the information from Manataka.Org
Lizards are ancient brothers who are found in warmer climates all over the earth. There are five general families of lizards and literally hundreds of species, the largest being the Komodo Dragons weighing in at more than 350 pounds and the smallest is the Beata measuring less than three quarters of an inch long. They have many descriptive names such as the Australian Bearded Dragon, Yellow Spotted Gecko, Iguanas, Salamanders, and Horned Lizards who squirt blood from their eyes. Many American Indian tribes recorded their relationship with the lizard in images on pottery, petroglyphs, effigy bowls, figures, and shells and portrayed lizards in their ceremonies and stories as symbols of strength.
Some Southwest Indian tribes believe horned lizards can cure the sick by asking for the lizard's strength in song and chant showing their respect to the animal.
The Lizard is often seen laying peacefully in the shadows of rocks or seen skittering around in dark holes, between light and darkness and is thus referred to as the 'dream walker' or one who lives in the dream world. Dreams are important to the human psychic and depict subtle messages from deep within the mind. Lizard medicine reveals these hidden messages during the dream state. Proper interpretation of these dreams often requires the assistance of one trained in the ways of the lizard medicine.
The psychic characteristics inherent in the lizard teaches those with this medicine how to awaken their own abilities by making choices that honor every part of ones life. When lizard appears it signifies a need to go within and analyze your present reality and once done, move with confidence and conviction out into the world of new beginnings.
A powerful totem to have, lizard reveals your weaknesses, your strengths and prompts the energy of change.
The lizard is very sensitive to ground vibrations, they have keen eyesight and superior hearing. Those who feel the spirit of the lizard can learn ways to use their enhanced sensory perceptions to connect with their deeper psychic and spiritual awareness.
One power of the lizard is its ability to escape from danger by leaving its tail behind and growing another. When lizard slithers into your life, it may mean a need to move quickly to avoid danger and be prepared to leave something behind.