Nietzsche - Tattoowise
Full backed out view of the full tattoo.
This is a detail view of the Friedrich Nietzsche quote, "All things that are truly great are at first thought impossible." The text was the most intense part of the process, but it turned out really well. Just don't move. ;)
My latest tattoo. It's from Nietzsche and literally translates as "love of fate" or "love of one's fate" (depending on verb conjugation and all that stuff). The original quote from Ecce Homo : "My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it - all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary - but love it." It has become a personal philosophy of sorts.
Three random tattoo ideas
As promised. This is Eric, friend of Daniel (Stranger No.6). We're still at a bar at Womad festival in Malmesbury.
As I said before, Eric liked Daniel's photo so much that he thought he'd have his own photo done.
When I showed Eric his photo on the camera he became a bit worried about the mark on his shoulder, until I pointed out that it was just one of his his shoulder bones. i did tell him that I'd clone it out, but I've left it in since it just looks like a shoulder! I hope you don't mind Eric.
Thank you Eric.
With hind sight I wish I had taken a full torso photo so that we could have seen the rest of this tattoo.
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