Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rachel's Hamsa

Last summer, at a family gathering after the funeral of our cousin Beth, I had a chance to take this picture of a hamsa tattoo belonging to another cousin, Rachel:

This hamsa is on Rachel's inner arm, and was tattooed by Eric Lao (@biggetatz), who currently works out of Sub Q Tattoo in Middletown, New York.

The hamsa is a symbol, popular in the Middle East, that is used to ward off the evil eye. This protective amulet is often found in Jewish and Muslim culture. You'll see that the star of David figures prominently in the piece. Rachel says she "saw [the design] on his wall the first time [she] went in for a tattoo." She remembers telling Eric she was going to come back and get it, and she did.

Check out other hamsas we have featured on Tattoosday here

Thanks to Rachel for sharing her cool hamsa tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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