Alright, so I have a confession to make. I didn’t get a tattoo while I was in Greece…but I gave a few! (Sharpie ones of course).
The photo below has a plethora of symbolic significance to it. if you look carefully, you can see an ichthus tattoos on my ankle and on the ground below it are both symbols for the ichthus. The first is an ancient Christian symbol which contains the letters ΙΧΘΥΣ superimposed such that the result resembles an eight-spoked wheel. The second is the ancient Greek word for fish, but it can also be read as an acrostic, or a word which forms the first letters of several words. It compiles to, “Jesus Christ, God’s son, Savior.”
The coolest part of it all; this photo was take in the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and these carvings have likely originated anywhere between AD 50 and 500.
Here is a quick little gallery of some tattoo’s I designed, drew, or encountered: