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Feather Tattoo by heisaspy Feather Tattoo by heisaspy
I'll be getting it sometime during this week or next. There is also 'beading' featherwork behind the ear which is unseen, but it will be more apparent if I ever get a haircut.

Why feathers? For two main reasons.
1) When in Egypt, I was into the aspect of Ma'at who weighed the hearts of the dead against the weight of a feather to see if they were worthy to go to the afterlife. (Hence the term "light hearted")
2) The meanings of this symbol: truth, hope, virtues, ascension, flight, freedom, innocence (in a sense of a fresh spiritual start)

EDIT2: Please, get your own tattoo ideas. Not to sound mean, but it is even more rude to COPY a person's tattoo. You will have a permanent image on your body and it will be a meaningless mark unless you actually have ideas of your own.
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fortywatt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Your comment is ironic because I've seen a couple of other people with this tattoo..
fortywatt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Oh, but I like it nonetheless.
ot-co Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Hymph. One of my idea for tattoo isn't my own but... I'LL DO IT NO MATTER WHAT EVERYONE'RE THINKING when I get the certificate of tattooing!! :P I love tattooing but machine for that isn't so nice... Then I saw this [link] F.... BRILLIANT *_* I WILL DO IT EVEN IT ISN'T MINE!
Akasha3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Cool how it's placed ^^
apathycircus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student General Artist
That is gorgeous. I love it!
miim Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
shazam-wow Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
to say that something is meaningless because it is copied is to be wrong. everything is copied from somewhere, or from many places. your design is only possible because other people gave you those ideas- native americans did the bead and feather work, you took a story from the egyptians. you should be flattered people want to copy you, certainly not offended. It means you inspired them.
MT-000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I've always thought about getting a feather tattoo behind the ear. Now I can see several people having it. Why ? Is it a famous tattoo or something?
Nactios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Awesome tattoo !
Armageddon-x Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool. I've been planning on getting a feather tattoo for a long while now, and have been looking for reference images so I can draw my own design. I really like the symbolism of a feather; still undecided where I will get it done though.
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