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CUSTOM INK | Ouroboros Ankh


Custom Tattoo Design | 17 cm H

This design is for the forearm.

| Symbolism | The design has personal symbolic meaning & represents the individual who commissioned the art | The design is in the silhouette of an Ankh symbol. It also features many other symbols, such as the 5 elements, scarab beetle with open wings, Jupiter icon, Tree of Life, Flower of Life, Eye of Horus & an Ouroboros Snake eating its own tail |

| Symbolism |

The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph or symbol known as the cross of life or key of life. The Ankh is hieroglyph, meaning Life | It is a prominent feature amongst Egyptian art & reliefs, funerary paraphernalia. The Ankh is similar in shape to a key & it represented the key to the gates of death and what lay beyond  | The symbol was portrayed on amulets, with the Djed (meaning stability) or Was (meaning strength) – symbols which were said to provide the protection of the gods to the wearer | Gods and kings are frequently depicted holding the ankh to show their immortality and command over life and death |

| Modern Symbolism | The symbol is used by modern Pagans as a symbol of faith, in healing and to promote psychic communication. It is viewed as a symbol of life by various new age religions. Thelemites, followers of the religion created by Aleister Crowley, also make use of the ankh as a union of opposites, a symbol of advancing one’s destiny or of divinity


The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. 

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