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Kluba Jga

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Miss Feliks

Herbalist
Dedicated to all the unfortunate souls burned in Witch-Hunt because of their knowledge of herbs….
My Herbalist inks images of the secret herbs into her skin… they are all signed… sometimes with a list of unusual properties..  and some are so rare that almost unseen by the human eye….

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Ekaterina

My entry is designed for an Asian ED and based on Matsuo Basho’s tanka Uguisu wo tama ni nemuru ka taoyanari.

Some translations:
Is that warbler her soul? There sleeps a graceful willow
Ива склонилась и спит. И чудится мне, соловей на ветке – это ее душа.

The tanka is tattooed down the doll’s spine. Above her right breast is the tattoo of a nightingale. Thus, the doll is the willow. The light green kimono and hair ornaments styled as willow branches are used to reinforce the metaphor, but a nude “willow” with long loose hair would be just as powerful, even subtler.

(Strange though it may seem, this image has been inspired by your rendering of Olga Larina. I’ve always thought her just a wee bit naked for the part (although at the same time the minimalistic approach resonates with me very strongly), so my idea of dressing her would be to cover her body with Pushkin’s lines and drawings.)

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Chiara P

In south Italy people wear a very common jewel that we call Fede, Speranza e Carità (Faith, Hope and Charity): it reminds the three virtues of the good Christian. This traditional jewel is generally made with a cross (for the faith), with a heart (for the charity), with an anchor (for the hope). But Fede, Speranza e Carità were also three virgin sisters that became martyrs in the late Roman period. My project gathers all these suggestion in a single doll named Lumen Fidei (Light of the Faith) that has on the belly and chest a heart, a cross and an anchor, for the three virtue of the believer; on the back a white lily (that in Christian iconography symbolizes the pureness of the young martyrs) between two palms, the symbol of the martyrdom and the sign of the victory (because the martyr wins all the human pain and the mundane pittance); on the front of the right leg the ancient Greek names of the three young girls (Pistis, Elpis, Agape).

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Emily

This tattoo is based on the goddess Fortuna and her Wheel of Fortune – an explanation of destiny from the medieval period.  The doll is Fortuna, she wears a veil, as often she was depicted blindfolded.  The centre of the tattoo on both her chest and back is three dimensional, with the handle on the front also three dimensional.  I wanted the tattoo to have this because it suggests the wheel being implanted in her body; and a burden, as I think it would be being responsible for the fate of mankind.  As she turns the wheel some people are lucky and reach the top, others are not and stay at the bottom.

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Graciela A

MEDUSA
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.

ATHENA
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic war, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology.

Athena appears in Greek mythology as the patron and helper of many heroes, including Odysseus, Jason, and Heracles. In Classical Greek myths, she never consorts with a lover, nor does she ever marry,earning the title Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin).

The most of the times she is represented with a shield, lance, snake.
Athena’s atribute is the olives branches.

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Anaïs

“The hummingbird keeper”

The tattoo is intended to be adapted to the body of an Enchanted Doll and nothing more. The backpack is located at the bust height, and the tattoo size of the chest and arms bear in mind both volume breast and arm narrowness,so the doll can be moved and put it in different poses without interfering the tattoo design.

The tattoo is intended to be adapted to the body of an Enchanted Doll and nothing more. The backpack is located at the bust height so the doll can be moved and put it in different poses without interfering the tattoo design. Moreover, the tattoo size of the chest and arms bear in mind both volume breast and arm narrowness. it´s important to me to make the design fit perfect, so I hope I have gotten it!

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Reem A

My tattoo involves a series of Koi fish swimming their way across the body. To me, Koi fish symbolise grace and undeniable beauty, just like a lady, for they are admired by every culture and in every pond they are put in. The real symbol to them is perseverance and courage, and in this case, all of the koi are guarding the waterlily, looking after it and protecting it. Here, the lily symbolises a woman’s virginity and/or sexuality and privacy, as well as her rights to her own body as a whole, which is why it is located at the core. Nobody else can force her to do what she doesn’t feel comfortable with, nor can they expect her to look and feel a certain way. With the never-ending bullying, rape and oppression, the modern woman must have the courage to stand up for herself and become her own body’s keeper and guardian.

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Natalia J

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Laura

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