SYMBOLISM: The circle
Why I love the circle …
One of the hardest things ( I find ) to ink onto my leather is a circle. As I don’t do it with a transfer onto the skin, like a tattoo artist. I transfer the design onto wet leather, which leaves a small & hardly visible imprint in the surface.
I really admire the simplicity and beauty of the circle, as a tattoo on the skin. And wonder what it symbolizes for the person … I love the stories behind the tattoos and what they symbolize to each person
Circles commonly represent unity, wholeness, and infinity. Without beginning or end, without sides or corners
What is contained in the circle and what lies without. Does seeing that circle make you want to step out of it, or into it?
Circles are often seen as protective symbols. Standing within a circle shields a person from supernatural dangers or influences outside of the circle. Conversely, a circle can also be containing, keeping that which is inside from been released
Focus / Unity/ Nurturing/ Inclusion/ exclusion/ Cycle of life
Protection/ Everything/ Perfection/ Womb
Centering/ Revolution/ Infinity/ Motion/ Completion
Life/ Safety/ Yin & Yang
Past present future
Creation/ Number one
I Have been looking for a good blog or site, which shares the stories behind the tattoo – if anyone knows one let me know or share a story