INK & NEEDLES (tattoos)
A tattoo is an art form that involves applying pigment or ink into the dermis skin layer to signify something meaningful or for decorative purposes. Today tattoos have become less of a rebellious statement of youth and more of an accepted form of art and self expression. Even with this new acceptance, most of the older generation still see tattoos as a taboo.

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A very common tattoo is the religious tattoo. More and more you can see crosses and the face of Jesus or Mary on people everywhere around the country. Many people get this tattoo as a sign of devotion to their beliefs, and is very commendable.

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Memorial tattoos
Tattoos are frequently inspired by the loss of a loved one such as a spouse, parent, grandparent, pet, or child. A person will have the name of the deceased along with any combination of images, symbols, words, and birth and death dates to honor the passing of a loved one. Placing this memorial onto the flesh is a powerful tribute to the dead person and allows the person with the tattoo to maintain a physical connection to person or pet who has died.
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Zodiac Signs

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Anchor - Safety, hope and salvation.
Anchor - Safety, hope and salvation.
Angel - Protection, guardians, keepers of dreams
Bat - Longevity, happiness, mystery.
Bear - Good nature, good luck, also ignorance.
Bird - Birth, intuition, freedom.
Bull - Fertility, power and strength.
Butterfly - Spiritual immortality, temporary element of life.
Cat - Magical and bad omens.
Centaur - Knowledge and nature, spirit of womanhood.
Chain - If broken = freedom. If intact = slavery.
Clover - Good luck.
Clown - Laughter, tears, uncertainties.
Crescent Moon - Transformation and rebirth. Feminine power
Cross - Sacrifice, love and salvation.
Crow - Gods messenger.
Devil - Mischievousness, urgent desire for sex.
Dog - Man's best friend, loyalty, trustworthiness.
Dolphin - Benefactor, The savior’s emblem.
Dove - Universal symbol of peace.
Dragon - Strength, power
Dragonfly - Affinity with the Spiritual Life.
Eagle - King of birds. Might, spiritual growth.
Eye - Self protection.
Fairy - Good or evil supernatural powers.
Feather - Creativity, rebirth and spiritual elevation.
Fish - Plentiful ness, spiritual peace.
Frog - Positive symbol of pregnancy.
Hawk - Self-discipline.
Heart - Love, provided it is neither bloody nor torn into pieces.
Horse - Friend to man, kingship.
Leaf - Joy, rebirth
Lion - Might, awareness, immortality, and bravery.
Lizard - Symbolizes the soul searching for light.
Lotus - If open symbolizes the sun, if closed, the moon.
Mermaid - Temptation, seduction, materialism
Monkey - Wisdom, knowledge, or evil powers.
Moon - Varied rhythms of life.
Phoenix - Rebirth
Reaper - Death
Rose - Fertility.
Scarab - Strength and rebirth.
Skull - Courage, Death.
Snake - Temptation, knowledge and wisdom.
Spider - Creativity. Denial of established order. Beware!
Star - Spirit, inspiration, resolution of problems.
Sun - Sacredness of life. Warmth, nurturing.
Sword - Represents justice, honor, and energy.
Tiger - Fierceness, strength and power.
Turtle - Fertility, long life.
Unicorn - Chastity and purity.
Wolf - Faithfulness in marriage.
Yin Yang - Harmony and totality.