To keep this sweet and simple, I wanted something that I would never get tired of and always be excited when I saw a glimpse of it. Therefore, I got it on the back of my neck so it can be covered for formal purposes yet shown when wanted. And each time I see it in the mirror, I get all excited because I forget it is there.
A chamsa can mean many things for many cultures. As for my religion, Judaism, I am not extremely religious but am proud for what some of the holidays and traditions stand for, including this symbol. It has multiple meanings: the "eye of god" that is always watching over you for good health, the dove symbolizing and promoting peace, and the symbol in general representing my culture and religion. Although many Jews do not get tattoos, I out of respect will never get one on my wrist, but felt this was appropriate.
March 26, 2015