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Ichthus Turtle Tattoo Design by RoseSagae Ichthus Turtle Tattoo Design by RoseSagae
(can my recent deviations get any more diverse? xD!)

Anyways, I've been thinking about what I'd get as a second tattoo and putting a lot more thought into it this time. I don't regret my rose, but I do regret not designing it myself :( My next tattoos will be designed by me.

This is what I've come up with - it's a combination of the "Jesus fish" with a turtle - one of my fave animals. I originally just wanted to do it because I wanted something original and something religious - and I finally learned what the letters mean, so here you go!

IXOYE - iota chi theta upsilon sigma. That's how you spell "ichthus" in Greek. Ichthus is the word for "fish" in Greek, it's also an acronym for "Iesous Christos Theou Uios, Soter" which translates to "Jesus Christ God's Son, Savior" :) (now you'll know what it means the next time you see it on the back of a car!!) The fish is an important symbol for the Christian church, so I thought it'd be cool to twist it up a little and make it a tattoo design. Now it's not a fish... but it's a sea turtle!

This is kind of exactly what I was hoping for... will I actually get it? I haven't decided yet x) If I do, it will be very small, and it will be on the top of my right foot... along my outside three toes or so. Yes, I know it would probably hurt there, but that's where I'd want it, so there xD My final tattoo spot will be my right shoulder blade - which I'm (tentatively) saving for when I have children :)

Two refs used: [link] [link]

What do you think? :D

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Baaikha Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is brilliant! :D
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JoyBus47 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Writer
Very cool!
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NillaCream Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most awesome turtle-related thing EVER. I love sea turtles, and I totally never woulda thought of putting the icthus text in the shell. Favorite, definitely!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I'm glad you like it :D
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Fatal-mantis85 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
It reminds me of a sea turtle sticker I have on my car.
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Khestrel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I really like it when people get tattoos that really mean something to them, and you can tell this one really does. I think this design is adorable! I was just in a tattoo parlor the other day getting my ears pierced, and I like this design loads better than most of the ones I saw in books there. ^^

Khe-
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do too - I'm just still not decided yet x)
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judomo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Very neat design. Jesus turtle. I like it ^^
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Aryafaema Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Very nice Tatto! Me want to hug it *tackles*
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tryn2319 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
ROSE HAS TATOO'S!?!?! *faints*

That's actually really symbolic and cool! Expecially the double meaning behind it, with the Jesus Fish symbol (xD Jesus had a fish?) =p

..You want to put it on your foot...pourqoi?

Ohh!! Shoulder blades must be the best place (wants to get a little dragon/lizard design there)

And what will Rose place on her shoulder blade for when she has children? I am curious =3
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rose has one - and it's a rose (doiiiiiiii xD) Why on my foot? Well, somewhere that I can easily hide when I'm trying to be professional, but easily show off when I want to x) I've also wanted a tattoo on my foot since I was like 10... and we sang a song about one in girl scout camp xD

As for my shoulder blades... it'd probably just be some kind of twisty/viney/windy/... plant/ivy/flower thing. With names on it? xD That's a loooooooooong way off, though!
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malkavia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn I didn't know you had a tatoo to begin with O_O I've always wanted one but I have my fear of needles which doesn't help!

Very cool design :3 I don't care for religious symbols but I loove the end result with the turtle. Nice job!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a rose (surprise, surprise) on my ankle x) And they're not that bad... it's just like... an hour of being really uncomfortable and then it's over x)
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Aldanax Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
aieee it looks good, I like the simpleness of it =) would make a nice tattoo heh.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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LollyxGag Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Digital Artist
Very awesome design! I so wanna see pictures when you get it :3
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I do, I'll post pictures x)
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maybirds Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Ahhh this is AWESOME Rose! If you get it done, you def. need to show pictures. <333 :heart:
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will... if I do x)
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dreamwhisper Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey very cool desgin there Rose! I love turtles. ^^

I don't think I will get a tattoo, seems like it would hurt too much. But yeah I like this, very nice!
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does hurt... but it's worth it :D And thanks!
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
oh wow... I never knew that... I always wondered where the Jesus fish came from and I made up something about how Jesus made fish appear out of thin air to feed his followers (yes I know, it's bread ^^; ). Where's your rose tattoo?
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On my left ankle :)

There's a lot of history behind the fish x) It's kind of cool, actually, I never knew it was an acronym, I always thought the letters just said "Jesus" x)
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
um I think that they do [link]
I've never seen a Jesus fish the the greek inside before
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh! I've never seen one that says "Jesus"! That's cool, though!
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
oh never mind you're talking about the greek translating into "Jesus" ^^; *runs away*
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. where will put it? i want a tattoo but i know i'll never get one. i'm too afrid of needles. but if i did get one it would be of a cerset moon with the piseces symbol between the two points.
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd put it on my right foot x) And it's not too bad if you just don't think about it... not that I can really remember, because I got my other tattoo 5 years ago xD;;
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
and didn't you get you wisdom teeth pulled the next day?
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.... yes I did xD (I won't be making the same mistake this time!)
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sailor-kitty19 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i wouldn't think so.
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liongoalkeeper Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
woot! Looks awesome :D
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RoseSagae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks x) You'd better get yours designed in case we go to do this together!
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