Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jesse's Stargate Tattoo is Forever Tied to His Father

I spotted this tattoo on the Court Street subway platform in Brooklyn Heights back in April.

This piece belongs to Jesse, who had this inked at Sanctity Tattoo in Tucson, Arizona.

Jesse explained that he and his father both got this tattoo because they watched the science fiction show Stargate SG-1 together. These are alien runes that were seen in one of the episodes.

Both he and his father regarded this concept of alien life and although they "didn't exactly believe in it, but something similar...". It's certainly a deep concept to fully accept.

What makes this tattoo all the more meaningful is that Jesse and his father both shared the experience of getting the same tattoo on his 20th birthday. As it turned out, his father passed away about two months later.
In this way, the meaning of the tattoo evolved, from a symbol of his enjoyment of a television show to a reminder of a shared experience with his father before he died. Both the intellectual and emotional aspects of the piece are significant.

Thanks to Jesse for sharing this powerful tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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