Odin - Tattoowise
An example of a religious tattoo used in Heathenry / Asatru. This one belongs to Horsa of the Chiltern Kindred. The artist was 'Woody' who owns a tattooing studio in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The image shows Odin riding his eight legged horse 'Sleipnir'.
Timba went for a smoke while Rob took a few to check out the work in a couple of mirrors. During that time blood worked to the surface and created an interesting image.
René's son Odin getting inked again artist: Robo Rotterdam
Translation of poem: (138) I know that I hung, on a windy tree, for all of nine nights, wounded with a spear, and given to Óðinn, myself to myself, on that tree, which no man knows, from what roots it runs. (139) They gave me no bread. They gave me no mead. I looked down, with a loud cry I took up runes from that tree I fell. (140) Potent songs nine from the famed son I learned of Bölthorn, Bestla’s sire,and a draught obtained of the precious mead, drawn from Odhrærir. (These are rough translations from various sources)
Lonny's Odin Tattoo
Three random tattoo ideas
My possible choice for a tattoo.?
There is somethings that can be said about your relatives , what could it be?
Out of all of my family aunts and uncles i admire and respect each one. Each one has things of value that you can admire , sometimes you listen sometimes you don't... that's what makes one an individual.
I am really not a fan of tattoo's
My earliest experience seeing a tat was with my Uncle John , a Korean war combat veteran. and he has a killer tattoo.. trying to pry war stories from my Grandfather as he was a WWII , Korea , Vietnam , veteran for such a career vet never getting any story's
I was sure disappointed in never hearing stories from him except for one story about a army payroll convoy being attacked in the Philippians somewhere. and a payroll truck was hit with an explosive raining down peso's everywhere. My Uncle was the same way never talked shop about Korea, the only thing left was his tattoo . the way in which he burst my bubble was done in such a fashion ..The conviction and sincerity of how he defused my awe over a tat seamed to have worked.
My interest as i got older in military history going in the Marines knowing full well the reason not to get tattoo's
If one chose to learn about combat horrors of trophy collecting. best put off ink till safe at home .
So i never got one . then i joined revolutionary war re enacting where my historical interest started to bubble up again .
i thought it be cool to have two ships broad siding each other or a whaling scene on my back. time passes .. i.never did it.
I was surprised to hear about my blemish free saint , my mother considered having a tattoo .. nothing big i was told just a dragon fly , her favorite insect.
She never got one .
The talk lately on Facebook with railroad friends and my sister, the amount of " in your face " about people with tats are not monsters and the degree of solidarity of those marked with ink seamed to be never ending and the talented iggy_sodashell who's is doing art work and ink .. which got me thinking one more time about it .
Not that i have disposable cash to go and mark up my body . at times i think about the things that effect me and i feel important to myself just as a reminder or is it just an excuse .
At one time i was very much a strong believer in a totally free Ireland . still do
and would have chosen pro Ireland supportive symbols. But since ive never funded them i felt no right to display such symbols . with me that would be like wearing ribbon's that were not earned while in service.
So as im older.. i look at things that only matter to me . and with my strong allegiance to wildlife those who have no voice . im thinking of my choice as being very different and not as impressive as one would get .. but has meaning too me something i interpret about my feelings about man and nature and death that come for us all and all i can come up with is the black rabbit of death..
and i don't think its at all horrible especially with my connection and love of rabbits nothing for me could be more fitting since i miss my rabbit farm.
With the passing of my mother and now knowing she wanted one and all these circumstances coming to play my thought of getting one is becoming more frequent .
The one person who i would want
to commission her work but i don't think she ever visits my site but one time, so i know she may never know . i like her and love her work and talent and i dont think of anyone who to do it. so Ivy i feel awkward in asking you.
and my last thought should i do it at all.
So im in the dumps again with a torn muscle
hang around and mend.
Time passes :.
it is now Wed Oct 31 2012 .
my mothers laptop crapped out on me .
both of our trucks needs new tires and brakes
and im here again alone with my thoughts .
I was contacted by another person with ambitions of railroad work and looking for answers.
this now makes the second person who has come to me looking for advice .
and i find it strange i can still be non bias in regards to
I took tons of photos for this challenge it was hard to decide which one to pick to enter 'cause sooo many turned out great!!!
Had some work done on it today (hence the soreness) :D cant wait to add more :D