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My third tat (the symbol between my breasts) is the Tolkien symbol – if you don’t know what that is, please go to your local library, pick up a copy of one of his books and look for it. It’s his signature. I’ve always loved Tolkien’s books. I grew up hearing them as bedtime stories. To me, he was the best writer ever born and the father of the fantasy genre as we know it. He’s my hero.
This tat is the first of what are going to be several Tolkien themed tats. I want a couple of original Tolkien illustrated dragons to flank the symbol and the tree of Gondor on my back. Lucky for me my tattoo artist is a massive Tolkien fan too.
Ollin Aztec Tattoo – Aztec symbol for the Day of Movement
I was born on the day of Ollin*, according to the Aztec calendar. The protector of this day is the god Xolotl (the Double, the Shapeshifter, the Evening Star, the Lord of the West).
I feel that it is a perfect symbol for me to have close to my heart, pretty much centered on my body. I have realised that 26 years have shaped me into the person I am today, and I am still evolving and growing and changing and I like who I am becoming. Adam, at Adrenaline in Vancouver, did a GREAT job, and even though it hurt like hell at times, he was really great about giving me breathing time.
-Jaclyn (Jaclyn’s Daddy Tattoo)
Tattoo by Adam at Adrenaline in Vancouver
Ollin is a day of the purified heart, signifying those moments where human beings may perceive what they are becoming. A good day for transmutation, which arrives like an earthquake that leaves in its wake the ruins of rationality, order and the preconceived.