Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Fool and His Skeleton



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The tattoo comes from the Flickrstream of Ste3ve and is licensed under Creative Commons. It was inked by Martin Roberson of Lucky Stars Tattoos, San Jose, California.

The card image comes from Wikimedia Commons and is a recolored version of the classic Rider Waite Smith Tarot card, the original images of which are now public domain.

The idea is an original concept of the owner that includes the normally fleshed Fool as a skeleton in honor of The Day of the Dead festival. The Fool is one of the trump cards that make up the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck. I think this is a fascinating reinterpretation of the Tarot and while The Day of the Dead, and Tarot, aren't strictly pagan I couldn't resist sharing this tattoo!

4 comments:

Clare K. R. Miller said...

That's brilliant!

Livia Indica said...

Yep, that's what I thought!

Steve said...

Glad you like it. :) I have an unfinished Hanged Man on the other side of my leg.

Livia Indica said...

Hey Steve, thanks for stopping by! I so love this tattoo. I'm thinking of featuring the Hanged Man too even if it's not finished, it's so cool!