My travel tattoos
I have always had a passion for art and design, doing paintings, drawings and graphic design, i see tattoos as works of art, I love looking at them, and I love getting them, tattoos are not only beautiful they are inspiring works of art, also each tattoo has its own story behind them and tells alot about the people that have tattoos, meaningful tattoos as well as art!
There are alot of hours that goes into the art behind them and i have a big respect for that, i did think about becoming a tattoo artist but the laws in Australia are tough so i decided not to.
Its no secret i love tattoos and i have a few myself.
Here is a couple of my travel tattoos…
Wanderlust and a butterfly on my foot, I have always had a strong desire to wonder and travel when I’m not already traveling, I have spend time thinking about my next adventures, travel destinations, dreaming of exploring the world and how im going to make my next adventures happen. The butterfly, i love butterflies they are not only beautiful, they have wings and sometimes i wish i could fly like they do, the views, sights id see…..and what another world that would be, a different way of seeing the world, Id love to be able to fly.
My Scottish thistle and English rose tattoo, im part Scottish and English and hold both country’s very close to my heart, my mother being Scottish and my father being English. Both being entwined. The English rose i was born in England and the beautiful bright red rose is one of a kind. A symbol of my home land as well.
The Scottish thistle is a beautiful, strong flower, with viciously sharp thorns, It’s defiant ability to flourish in spite of efforts to remove it, If you miss just a little bit of the root, you’ll find the thistles come back in force the following year!
Origin as a symbol of Scotland
Common throughout the highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland, the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland’s national emblem for centuries…..
According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night to evade upon a Scottish army’s encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a Scottish thistle, causing him to cry out loud in pain, the viciously sharp thorns went deep into his foot, alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Saving Scotland from invasion. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway. The important role that the thistle had played was recognized and so was chosen as Scotland’s national emblem.
The common badge worn over the left breast by the knights is a cross surmounted by a star of four silver points, and over this a green circle bordered and lettered with gold, containing the motto “Nemo me impune lacessit”, “No-one harms me without punishment” but more commonly translated in Scots as “Wha daurs meddle wi me”, in the centre is the thistle.
I had to add one of my favorite Scottish songs…..
A gift of a thistle – James Horner
If you have seen braveheart then you will know this beautiful song that i also love 🙂