Saturday, October 3, 2009


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This gorgeous tattoo comes from the Flickrstream of Jovino and is licensed under Creative Commons.

A hamsa is an ancient hand-shaped symbol usually utilized for protection. It is most popular in the Middle East and North Africa and is believed to originate with the ancient Phoenicians of Carthage (that'd be North Africa for you non-history buffs). Another name for the hamsa is the Hand of Fatima in honor Fatima Zahra, daughter of the prophet Muhammad.

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