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So, as some (most?) of you may know, I have a tattoo on my left hip (see icon). I've been toying with the idea of getting another tattoo, probably on my right hip. I have a thing about being even, what can I say? :)

My current tattoo means "strength". I'm thinking of finding another symbol for "unity" or "union", something along those lines. My problem is finding the darn thing. I don't necessarily want to go with another Egyptian hieroglyph, and I don't want to use a Chinese or Japanese character - it's not really my thing. i'm thinking more Mesoamerican, maybe. It'd be nice to have something that's at least sort of related to my heritage (Mom's family is from Mexico, though for the life of me I don't know where in Mexico they're from).

So, um, help? My mad Google skillz seem to be failing me tonight. Anybody have an ideas on where I can find images of Mesoamerican hieroglyphs, or something similar? I don't need it anytime real soon, honestly - I want to use the tattoo as part of an incentive to lose some of this gut I've gotten the last couple of years. But it'd be nice to start planning, y'know?

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skidspoppe
Dec. 14th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
you know, tattoos are permanent things and while you already have one, do you really think you need another?

Hee hee

I would try the University library nearest you. Check their anthro department as well. Some professor probably has a book you've never seen and would be happy to explain the significance of whatever obscure symbols they can find for you.
may_not_follow
Dec. 14th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)
http://www.ancientscripts.com/ma_ws.html">ancientscripts.com not sure if this will help, but it might point you towards something in the right direction.
may_not_follow
Dec. 14th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
ancientscripts.com not sure if this will help, but it might point you towards something in the right direction.
susiebirds
Dec. 14th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
what about Norse runes?

http://library.thinkquest.org/12865/mray/nors2.htm

There's one that means unity (also brotherhood and mankind) that's simple and pretty. Although looking quickly at google. different sites say different things...
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