Tuesday, January 17, 2012

it's your thing

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987) mythologist, writer, lecturer

today's tattoo tuesday features a triptych of sorts where people create sacred space through their body art.

the top photo is a tat of the egyptian eye of horus - the eye is personified in the goddess wadjet and is used as a symbol of protection, power, and good health.

the second tat is a fairly intense image of a jesus wearing a crown of thorns framed with what looks like a rosary with a background of the cross - underneath is written god bless my family on an open book topped by an angel.

the third of the series a buddha sitting on a lotus - in buddhism the lotus represents the true nature of being.

here's a flash to the past! the isley brothers performing their hit song it's your thing on the sonny and cher comedy hour. the isley brothers recorded the song for buddha records in 1969.

photos: top - albuquerque new mexico, october 2011; middle - nyc, june 2010; bottom; bellingham, washington, april 2010


Betsy Brock said...

more tats...some are really amazing!

love the tune...tapping my toes!

Brimmings: up from the well said...

What a wonderful blog! Sensitive and spiritual, getting ourselves in-touch with our world and ourselves.



Tom said...

woop. the top one was prominant with the Alan Parson's Project way back in the day. now i need to go listen to some 'eye in the sky', cause it's lodged in my brain.

Watson said...

I always love the tats, and the people you meet who let you photograph them!