Crescent moon - "waxing" meaning getting fuller a little bit every day. It symbolizes good bounty, growing stronger, collecting good luck, and all sorts of growing and collecting of good things. Some people also believe that the moon represents the inner child in all of us.
Dreamcatcher - According to Native American mythology, this is a protective covering that stops the bad while letting the good pass through.
Unicorn - I could make something up for this one but let's be honest, it's just plain awesome.
Arrows - protection and defence, more than one arrow symbolises strength and to some people they're a reminder of direction and aims in life.
Infinity symbol - endless perspective and life without boundaries.
Anchor - I love the saying on that particular tattoo but the anchor itself is a symbol of hope and stability.
Up until now I think my view on tattoos has been slightly jaded by that of those around me, they're a love/hate kind of thing and I know a lot of people who can't stand them! As I've gotten older I've realised that I love small tattoos and if they weren't completely permanent I'd have about 4 in a heartbeat. Even the idea of having them when I'm middle-aged or elderly doesn't put me off, tattoos are meant to be enjoyed whilst you're young and I think they'd be nice to look at when you're older and remember the good times you had, as long as they weren't on show 24/7 and the design was significant to you in some way. The designs above are just some of my favourites, I love the idea of the dreamcatcher on a small scale and the moon, arrows and unicorn are my favourites..don't worry though, I don't plan on having a unicorn permanently drawn on my skin! Now that would be one to regret when you're 40!
What do you think of tattoos?
Love Ellen xx