Discussion in 'J.R.R. Tolkien / Lord of the Rings' started by jeremiah.l.burns, Oct 26, 2003.
Doesn't that depend on where you have it put?
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Wow! What a blast frommy past!
So glad there are still people interested in this subject. After all, it's how I met my wife!
As for ink, I've now had my first tat for nearly six years (the JRRT symbol) and it's still by far my favourite. I now also have a Union Jack on my forearm, but I just adore my Tolkien symbol. I've never changed my mind about wanting more Tolkien-related ink.
I think that my next, if I get another related to Tolkien, would have to be more personal to me. Perhaps my daughter's name in Dwarvish runes or Tengwar?
That's my advice...make it personal. And share pics!
How, exactly does dwarfish runes look? Been looking for a cool way to write my siblings names down my arm.
Something like this:
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Ok, basically normal runes. Got it. Thanks!
Oh, Jakeypoo how I've missed thee!
I do like that one too TFS tho I still like the idea of Tolkiens initials maybe like what you did but more like scroll work kinda like some of the elven banners in LOTR. I'll have to see if I can finds some pictures of what I'm thinking! Hmm, I also like Jeremiah's idea of making it personal. Maybe I can do my kids names in elvish or maybe find elven names for them.
Btw...Jeremiah nice to see your still around!
I'll keep a look out. If I find any suitable designs I'll post them here.
Tribal meets Tolkien, that's the way to go!
I would have had the Lórien leaf tattooed on the inside of my wrist.
Such as this, or something else entirely?
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Such as that, yes^^
That's a nice idea too! Maybe the leaf with the an elvish phrase around it or as a band with the leaf connecting it together like a bracelet! I have a lovely LOTR charm bracelet I got for Christmas one year I love it. And of course it has the Lothlórien Leaf on it! So many great ideas!
Hi, i would love to know how to write
keep me safe,
never leave my side'
in sindarin and quenya
if it's possible i mean
and if it's possible, i would love it in writing, with a picture or something, it's for a tattoo!
Thx a million!
Given a month of Sundays and all the free time in the world I could work something out. But I'd still never trust myself to share it with you for the purposes of tattooing without having it first checked by an expert.
I'm getting a new tattoo soon myself (see below). I'm booked in for mid-September.
This went through several iterations (edit: years of working on it, on and off...I'm far from an expert) and when I finally sought the advice of two independent experts, it still needed corrections. The good news is, both experts, independently of each other, corrected the same mistakes in the same way. This goes some way to offer some comfort in knowing it's correct. Furthermore, they were able to point to sources explaining why the corrections were needed.
And what does it say?
Literally, it is the Quenya for "light" and "god-gift", etymologically adjusted for the feminine format for names.
The root-origin meaning for my daughter's name, "Lucy", is "light" in Latin, and her second name, "Ann" translates to "favoured (gifted) by the grace of God" in Hebrew.
Long story short, it's my daughter's name in Quenya.
That looks like a great tattoo! Makes me want to get another one.
I have one with the phrase "not all those who wander are lost" from the poem Tolkien wrote. Tattooed on my arm. Hoping its not misspelled or anything but i asked around a lot before getting the tattoo, at forums with self proclaimed experts.. buuuut, i dont really care if its wrong or not. Its just so darn beautiful it could say "i love thaifood" there and it'd still be great.
Well Emelie, I certainly remember that last tattoo...
Separate names with a comma.