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I am looking for a symbol of sincerity and/or self...

Asked by SeekingSincerity (2points) February 27th, 2009

I have recently experienced a rather drastic change in my life and for the first time feel like a complete person. I, being rather cliche, want to get a tattoo marking this long-awaited change and perhaps encouraging me to further embrace the Self I’ve found. What are some images or symbols, or perhaps even a quote, to do with Self and sincerity?

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jessturtle23's avatar

Get “I am me” on the inside of your lip.

Bluefreedom's avatar

This is too big for a tattoo but here is a good saying having to do with self and sincerity:

The Man In The Glass

When you get what you want and you struggle for self
And the world makes you King for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you right to the end,
And you know you’ve passed your most difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.

kruger_d's avatar

Circles are an ancient symbol of completion or wholeness.
How about “ego” (Latin for “I”) in the shape of a circle. Might want to get a more informed opinion on the meaning as I just used an online translator to find it.

elijah's avatar

You are the only person who knows what could symbolize something you believe. Some people choose a flower to mean growth. A koi fish can mean struggle and perseverance. A favorite song lyric, line of poetry or a quote from a favorite book would be good also. You can find many online sites that explain meanings of tattoos.

nebule's avatar

@Bluefreedom that’s amazing…thank you i needed to hear that x

marinelife's avatar

The phoenix signifies a rebirth.

From the native American tradition: “Native American Symbolism

Moose represents self-esteem and is also about the magick of life and death. Late autumn and early winter is her cycle of power.

Moose symbolizes expressing joy of accomplishment, not in a boasting way or to seek recognition.”

Here are the Japanese symbols for Self Awareness.”

Another, similar to the circle mentioned above is the ouroboros.

Congratulations on reaching this moment of achievement and recognition in your life journey.

alive's avatar

if it is such a personal change why are you asking complete strangers who dont know you at all to design that tattoo for you?

if you don’t know what you want maybe you shouldn’t get one

augustlan's avatar

“To thine own self be true.”

tinyfaery's avatar

Get something that has meaning for you. Maybe you associate candy (for example) with your new self. Don’t limit yourself to traditional meanings. That’s one of the great things about tattoos. It’s your art. You create the meaning.

marinelife's avatar

I think it’s OK to solicit ideas. One of them may speak to SeekingSincerity or trigger SeekingSincerity’s own ideas.

Bri_L's avatar

I like the Japanese symbol for selfawareness

I found this the japanese symbol for sincerity. It almost looks like a two frame animatic of a still person then leaping to life.

I just think japanese symbology is beautiful.

faye's avatar

@Marina I had never heard this about moose. I think it a nice sentiment but they’re not known for their good looks! ( as a tattoo, I mean)

marinelife's avatar

@faye I covered Bullwinkle’s eyes when he was looking over my shoulder and reading your comment.

faye's avatar

No offense meant to Bullwinkle and his fine family.

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