lunadelcorvo: (Ganesha Remover of Obstacles)
I need to tweak with the details a little, but I have a general composition I think I really like. It's got Ganesha together with a pentacle and a Latin motto meaning 'I will fear no evil.' (Yeah, total mix of worlds/cultures - that's kind of a me thing, actually...)

Ganesha is a long-time favorite of mine, and something that has been sort of a theme for me for over a decade, so I'm pretty comfortable getting him on my bod. The pent and motto are loosely adapted from SPN, yes, yes, it's true. But I've wanted to incorporate a pent somehow as long as I've been considering ink, so I'm OK with that. The notion that it is (in the SPN world) a talisman against demon 'possession' to me makes it a talisman against being 'taken over' by my own demons - doubt, complacency, self-sabotage, etc. Since a tatt is, for me, about taking power over my self-expression and reminding myself of my strengths, it works. (And evoking a bit of ass-kicking in the face of evil isn't a bad thing either.) TV tie-in notwithstanding, it's an expression of the pentacle's meaning my non-theist, skeptic little heart can jive with. The motto seems to go along with Ganesh - he's all about removing obstacles, and my obstacles tend to be fear-based (rational or otherwise). That's a snippet in Latin from the Vulgate adds a dash of the medieval, which is obviously apropos in my case.

So what do you think? I'm totally going to sit on this for a couple months at least, to be sure I can live with seeing it for like ever, but I welcome comments....

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• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
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