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tatoos

topic posted Wed, October 12, 2005 - 7:44 PM by  Clear
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Raven or crow or other corvus tatoos? Anyone have them? Anyone seen them? Anyone want them?
Which brings me to a related topic, theoretically and magicaly what medicines would one be invoking with said tat? Any ceremonies that might go well with that?

thanks,
C
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Clear
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  • Re: tatoos

    10/17
    The raven is only one of my animal spirits. I drew a composite image of several of them (which is currently my tribe icon). I'd really like to get that as a tattoo...
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    10/25
    Raven is seen by many as a guide between the worlds. Some of my magickal experiences with Raven have been with guiding souls across to the other side, or parting the veil for ritual (especially this time of year). Raven is also a messenger, bringing gifts from the darkness and unseen places. In some Tlingit stories, Raven carries the sun across his back through the sky every day; he originally was white, but the sun has burned his feathers black. In Celtic stories, Raven is an emissary of The Morrigan.

    I don't have a tat of Raven, but I have thought quite a bit about it. I have done some priestess work with helping people who are in the process of crossing over, and I feel Raven would be appropriate medicine for that type of work.

    Which one would I pick? I would love to have a tat of the logo from Ravenwood Winery!

    Blessings and Light,
    Denise
  • Re: tatoos

    11/17
    i have a tat of a raven in flight across my heart...
    it's very symbolic to me personally, and holds alot of meaning to me regarding things i was going through at the time, so it's metaphorically relevant to an important point in my life (enduring the pain of the tattoo process, the permanent mark, the ever present reminder that i too can fly...) i drew it, so it's all the more intimate to me.

    don't have any pics tho.
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      01/01
      I'm planning on getting a native American Raven with the sun Tat ..wehen I have it done ..I'll post pics ...I've seen them before..... a fellow pagan friend from Finland has a raven flying on his chest
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        01/02
        I have a raven tatoo. It is located on the back of my neck and is of a black and white raven biting his own tail (it's circular). I drew it myself and is supposed to represent Munin, Odin's raven of Memory - to remind us all that things are conctantly in cycles and that we should remember the past while moving into the future.
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          01/05
          Sounds cool Parris!
          • Re: tatoos

            01/06
            One of my co-workers has a beautiful Tatto of Raven Stealing the Sun - they style is in the Pacific Coast Tribe styles (Maida I think, but I can be totally wrong there!). It looks great - I love that story too!
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    11/10
    I have a Crow in flight on my pelvic bone, and am planning a triple Crow/triskle/knot in the near future to be placed on my lower back.
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    11/10
    I designed a Crow tattoo for a friend of mine that she got tattooed on her shoulder blade, it was very symbolic to her not only of her spirituality, but also of our connection, since it was through crows that we met.
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    12/11
    I have a tat of a raven on my left shoulder blade, in profile. The raven has a slight smirk (quite a feat when you dont actually have lips), which I think nicely shows the trickster aspect of its symbolism. Hey crows and ravens love a good joke as much as the next power animal, right? Geeze could you imagine Raven and Coyote sitting around a table swapping quips? I had looked long and hard at the tattoo shop for a raven image that appealed to me. They had portrait-style ravens, fantasy art ravens, fat ravens, short ravens, ravens that played with rocks... wait sorry that's Oscar Myer... funny how I keep confusing the two... I was really looking hard at the Pacific Northwest Native American styles (Haida, Tlingit, etc.) and then I came across the small image of this raven, slightly bowed as if in mid hop, smirking. So faster than you could say, "Ow! You promised this wouldn't hurt a bit!" I chose it.
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      01/04
      I've created a rough design for one i want to get all the way across my upper back, but i'm still a few pounds short of the weight-loss i've been shooting for and a few hundred dollars short as well

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