BOY WITH THE HUMMINGBIRD TATTOO
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my tattoos and what they mean. Though there might be some questionable ones that I’m not mentioning today, I see each one as a representation of a chapter in my life. No Regrets ;) Every tattoo has a specific meaning to it and each one was carefully thought out. Below are the three tattoos that hold the most meaning to me. Each tell my story and serve as a physical reminder of my journey as a man, a husband and now a father.
My favorite tattoo I have is that of a hummingbird. The hummingbird is my totem and initially reminded me of my grandmother, Arlene, who passed away. While she was alive and I was with her there were always hummingbirds around. When she passed away I began noticing Hummingbirds everywhere- when there was a momentous change in my life, in times of uncertainty or worry and even times of great pride and joy. It was the first moment that i felt connected to something big, something deeper. I could feel the vibration of the universe and my connection to that “divine” whisper. I decided to get the tattoo as a symbol of change, connection, celebration and as an affirmation that there is something more.
This is the Palm of Fatima, also known as the Hamsa. I altered it so it contains a poppy flower in the center of the palm as well as an evil eye that is protecting the poppy. The size of the tattoo is actually the size of Poppy’s hand when I did it. When Poppy was younger she used to put her hand on it all the time… now she does it and it’s twice the size! I got it as a symbol for her and her protection. I’m still planning one for Oskar.
This tattoo is inspired by sacred geometry, which attributes sacred meanings and symbols to different geometric shapes and proportions that I altered it to represent our family. You might not be able to tell but there is a Jewish star for Nate, which connects to a big circle that is Poppy and the little circle, Oskar. It’s supposed to represent the flow of energy and how it ripples from one to another.