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New Tattoo: Ouroboros by MissLaneyLuck New Tattoo: Ouroboros by MissLaneyLuck
My new tattoo. Please read before you comment (especially stupid comments).

First off, yes, this is the Ouroboros from FMA. Second, I got it tattooed for the meaning not for FMA. (Obviously it means a lot to me, since my name does have 'Ouroboros' in it)

1- The serpent eating its tail is an alchemical symbol called the Ouroboros. It represents eternal life and the circle of life from death (life from devouring its own tail).
2- The Hexagram, when surrounded by a circle, means "Divine knowledge" ( the knowledge of eternal life) or "Divine mind"- (the counterfeit wisdom of a God). Also, in alchemy, it was the symbol for the combination of all 4 elements (water, earth, fire and air).
3-The winged serpent,in alchemy, represents unity and balance.
EDIT: In Cobb, Ouro means "King" and in Hebrew ob means "Serpent"

TL;DR= Eternal life, knowledge and unity.

P.S: The inside isn't supposed to be red. When it heals it will go from black to a gray wash on the inside. I wanted it to be kinda unique to me, not just a FMA copy. I'll have a better picture when it heals.

Date: February 18th, 2010
Time: About 1 hour
Where: Beloved Studios in MN :heart:
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GothicUndead101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice tat :) 
MissLaneyLuck Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3
Elly3981 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I really admire the tat and I know a lot of FMA fans have it but like all animes, everything in FMA has an origin in real life. The oruoboros is indeed a symbol dating back thousands of years that represents life, death, and rebirth. I considered getting a tat but I want it to look unique, not exactly like the one in FMA.
xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad to see somone who gets symboloism...
gajiin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
i really love the symbolism! im glad ta see someone with an eye for the classics.

nice looking frame from whaty i can tell btw
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February 19, 2010
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