I have several Tattoos
There is one on my upper right arm, that was my first, its a small single oriental character which is the verb "to enter" It reminds me that I have asked for the Holy Spirit to dwell inside me. There is a greek word that sums this up: Maranatha, which is generally what I call it if anyone asks. I got this when I was at Bradford University
My second Tattoo I got down in London, its on my lower right arm. Its called an Ocular Veritas, which means "Eye of Truth" mine is like an eye amoungst some blueish swirls, it reminds me that I am always being watched by a cloud of witnesses and that anything I put my hands to, I shall have to give an account of when the time comes for Judgement.
The third Tattoo I actually got in 2006 I think. Its a Heart inside a celtic shell with flames coming out of the top. This I call my Sacre Coeur and it is indeed on my chest, and people often stare at it when I go into the swimming pool because it is quite large. Sacre Coeur means Sacred Heart.
I already have my next Tattoo planned, it will be a feather a top a scroll and inside that scroll will be the first few verses of my favourite psalm. Number 130, and undernieth will be an old testament reference to my favourite verse in Deuteronomy
The feather will be the most important bit, because it will remind me of Birds...Birds are really important to me, because they remind me that I hold intrinsic Value....as explained within the Gospels, Christ uses the sale of Sparrows to demonstrate that GOD loves all his creation simply for existing, not for doing, but for being, right down to some of the lowest forms of common life on the planet....like birds. He then says that if GOD feels that way about birds...imagaine how much he cares about a Human being. Apparently we are worth many sparrows
I laugh...but you have no idea how deeply that resonates with me...I dont think people on this forum understand that at present, Jens The Budgie is basically acting as a living tattoo, a daily reminder of GODs love. Thats what Birds have come to represent, they are symbolic of intrinsic value to me....its something for a long while I didnt believe in.