CUSTOM INK | ATHENA

Small Custom Tattoo Design | Height 11 cm.
The design is one of 5 small designs, which depict 5 gods within the 5 platonic solids.
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The design features a little Athena Owl, sat onto of salt crystals, with its foot on an octahedron, the platonic solid for air ( The design is set within an octahedron & air alchemical symbol)
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Symbolism

Athena was the greek goddess of war & wisdom (daughter of Zeus)

In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene Noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena.
She is one of three virgin goddesses; the other two were Hestia and Artemis.

She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilisation, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

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Tides (salt water) is linked to the moon, the moon is linked to the owl.

Sodium chloride (salt) has often been used to represent wisdom,  e.g in the Bible, salt also came to symbolise purity, perfection, wisdom, hospitality, durability, and fidelity. Romans gave salt and thus wisdom to all newborns. The design features the chemical compound diagram (circles & lines)

Silver is connected to the Moon. You can see the symbol within the design. It is one of the most versatile metals, one of the 3 base metals in Alchemy. It is associated with philosophical traits of intuition, self-reflection and inner wisdom. It is a feminine metal, a symbol of purity and is connected to the goddesses and spirits. Its energies include divination, healing, protection, emotion, love, wisdom, dreams, luck and wealth. It is symbolic of attributes such as vision, clarity, awareness, focus, persistence and subtle strength.

Mercury Associated with the planet of the same name. The alchemists considered it one of the 3 principal substances on Earth, along with salt and sulphur. It is associated with intelligence, perception, communication.

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The art is angled , in negative watermarked or cropped for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. 
Huge thanks to my wonderful client & their fascinating project.
Have a wonderful week ahead
Inky love x
You can purchase & download ‘ready to wear’ flash inspired by this piece at the link below.