Ouroboros - Tattoowise
28-06-2010 We spent a wonderful evening, shooting at the lake and in the golden fields, with P_Mod and Apory . I love how I look like a boy dressed as a princess. (picture by P_Mod , originally uploaded on his flickr )
06-01-2010 One of my plan for this year was to travel a bit less, cause I'm damn broke and my health is too weak. Ok. I just bought already 6 bus and trains tickets only for this months, and have 3 big international trips half-planned before the end of the summer. Fail.
my back is killing me.
Starting your life over at thirty-something was never on my to do list, looking for inspiration I turn to this ancient symbol, a serpent swallowing its own tail forming a circle, represents many things from cyclicality, unity, infinity to self-reflexivity. To be honest with you to me, its simply a rather fancy symbol that says sh*t happens, have a big heart and move on with your life, and the moment came when I was watching my puppy moving in circle motions attempting to devour her own tail, surely ouroboros tattoo is way better than a tattoo of my puppy chasing her own tail ;) I'm very pleased with the tattoo, the tatttoo artist is one of the best in the business, it sure worth the pain (yes, tattoo on your tender chest is painful), pretty penny and sure worth the wait to get the appointment for this tattoo; unfortunately my pics does not do a justice capturing it.
Original Art by Seonaidh. Notes: Reworked the dragon head into a more snakelike head and made the body less ribbonlike by using a solid brush rather than a quill.
florian's new tattoo, which he got last night, is an ouroboros , an ancient symbol of a dragon eating its own tail. it symbolizes self reflection and re-creation; he added the infinity motif cos it's pretty fucking cool. inked by the fabulous miranda at pop's tattoo emporium in kingston, ny.
This is it healed. I LOVE this design and I love that so many people ask me about it when they see it. They constantly want to touch it and think I've been branded. HOT! The color has come down nicely but I will still get a touch up on the slightly grey edges. It worked very well for my skin tone.
My first tattoo and my first cat (the cat came first and inspired the tattoo). Ouroboros symbolises constant change and rebirth, hence also eternity. The snake goes in circles meaning that we can't escape ourselves. Despite journeys we take and changes that happen to us along the way, we eventually go back to who we used to be (which may be both positive and negative, depending how you look at it) and in a way also go back to where we started. The tattoo was originally to be bigger so I'm afraid, it's also a symbol of my cowardice... As to the cat, he is a symbol of positive (although unexpected) change too. Anyway, I love both and I'm happy I got them.
After only 5 days this is how the new tat is healing. Still a bit red and blotchy but it should even out in another week.
New set on Zivity This has been shot by my dear Galou , just before I move, in my great creepy decayed cellar. We wanted to experiment shooting with a cobra flash. I love the result ! More previews on her gallery Click here to see the whole set.
Unfinished work, nankim and watercolor on cason A4.
A remake of a previous drawing for a client.
Three random tattoo ideas
© Hauke Hille
Work in progress.
My Japanese sleeve, starting with a dragon, going under my old tribal band.
4 hours work today, many hours left until completion.