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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).
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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.
2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."
3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.
4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."
6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.
7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."
8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)
9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.
10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.
11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.
12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.
13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”
14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.
15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.
16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.
17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."
18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.
20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.
If you don't know what I am talking about, in 2015 a girl wrote an article bashing Chacos and basically said that in a few years people will be embarrassed that they ever wore them. The Odyssey Facebook page shared it recently, and I am heated. She bashed on their functionality as well as their price. I would like to give my opinion.
First of all, she bashes people for spending $100 on shoes. I understand that this can seem like a lot of money, but the shoes last a long time, and the company has a policy that they will fix them if they break! Plus, some people, myself included, get discounts for being camp counselors or working certain places so not everyone spends that much. She suggests giving the money to homeless people who probably need it way more. Newsflash: people spend money on things!! And if they like these shoes that may be expensive, they can buy them! Also, I would assume she has some expensive items, perhaps like her Tory rain shoes that she mentions (which cost about the same as Chacos and aren't even comfortable) so why didn't she donate her money for those things to the homeless instead?
After that, she goes on to bash people for thinking they look cute. Why? Why do you have to write a whole article telling people something they enjoy wearing is ugly? I don't care if it doesn't match my outfit, and another newsflash: some people who wear them don't always wear big shirts and running shorts or frat shirts and khakis. There's a whole range of people who enjoy them. Also, who said I wanted it to look like I love nature?
She also notes that the tan lines are a big problem for her. What do you mean?? How can you be angry at someone's tan lines? Do you also get angry at people who have watch tan lines? Bra strap tan lines? Maybe even, god forbid, farmer's tans? I feel like maybe she was stretching a little bit for content.
Lastly, she talks about their possible impracticality for hiking. Girlie, that's why people buy them! They are super durable, they can get wet, and they stay on your feet really well. That's one of the biggest attractions of the shoe. She even says that everyone will look back and regret wearing them. They are SHOES. It's not a big deal!
The fact that I do actually love Chacos and have a pair of my own is not the point of this article. The point is, the fact that you think your opinion is so superior to everyone else's, and that you need to write an article to basically shame people for shoes they like is really unnecessary. Just let people live. Let them enjoy what they want to enjoy, and wear what they want to wear! I know I personally could care less what some girl online thinks about my choices, but I would assume this judgment doesn't stop once you close your laptop.
To all reading, wear whatever you want. If you like Chacos, wear them. If you like Tory rain boots, wear them. If you hate both of those, wear what you like. Just don't shame others for what they like.