Saturday, February 24, 2007

The koru is the maori name given to the newborn, unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori carving and tattoos. still knitting....but im currently on the quest for the perfect tattoo..
ok,well not perfect tattoo because its going to be custom done by the amazing woman at electroladylux

but i am searching for the art/pictures of ferns to take to them. my appointment is on march 8th, which is i know a while away, but im so excited!!

basically my tattoo is going to be of a fern and koru (fiddleheads or whatever you want to call them) spirals and dots..and maybe a dragonfly...its going to be on my chest, symmetrical along or just below my collarbones.
my partner timothy is giving it to me as a birthday gift as im going to be 26 in a few shorts day..

this will be my first tattoo and i feel like it is such a perfect time for me to get it. i want it to represent everything that i am.. all of my strength and love and passion as a mom and as a being on this earth. which is why its such a big deal to me to have it be just right..i have waited so long for this..

so if anyone has any fern pictures or art to share, please do!

1 comment:

ramielap said...

I am also looking into koru images for a metal etching and ended up here...wondering about the image on the right the tree and moon. did you make that? I love it