Thursday, May 21, 2009
Amazing Bastet; Updated 4/6/10
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Another one ripped from Rate My Ink with no artist info provided. Gorgeous ain't it? Can't imagine how much it hurt on the ribs there but it looks like it was totally worth it.
Originally, Bastet was a strictly solar deity. After the Greeks arrived their influence, and their linking Bastest with Artemis, transformed her into a lunar deity. She was also only associated with desert cats or other wild big cats and only became linked with domestic cats much later.
Update: In the comments the owner of this glorious Bast, kittythestray, says that the this inked by Zam at Visionary Tattoo out of Ronkonkom, NY. You can also see the original, now covered up, tattoos here.http://www.flickr.com/photos/21222006@N06/2938710833/in/photostream/.
Thanks to Kitty for the update!