Being the social networking maniac that I am, some of you have already seen this. But I'm still trying to keep this space updated. It's a good way to look back and see where I've been. I think I'm comfortable with that being it's main purpose now.
I've been wanting another tattoo for some time now. I love Lyra's footprints, and I wanted this one to be in color, and to be a symbol of my journey since then, and in it's continuation. From what I understand in my research of them, m.andalas are symbolic of protection, luck, completion, a higher reality having been reached...they have a variety of backgrounds and understandings. I don't give the backgrounds and religious meanings enough credit here, and may make a few of your cringe. But I found myself drawn to the idea of completion. While I may never be complete...never full finished is growing and learning...I still strive to be creative, sincere, and moving forward. I feel like this shows growth since Lyra died, and continued growth as I make goals and go after dreams. Does that make any since, or does is just skew the whole purpose of what the m.andala was created for?
I do love the colors, the detail work, and the placement. I feel strong and bold and confidant. Those aren't always dominant feelings that I have about myself.
Wishing you all a good week. Much love.