Monday, April 27, 2009

Come and Take Them

Happy birthday to me.

I'd been planning a Molon Labe tat for a while, and it was my birthday, so what the hell.

This one wraps about 1/3 the way around the bottom of my left bicep (centered with the other two tats on that arm). I've cropped it tight here because the pic itself was kind of cluttered. Oh and the distortion is from using a non macro lens at minimum distance, not in the tattoo itself.

I took the lettering from this distinctive marble cut in the monument to the Spartans at Thermopylae:

I'm definitely happier with the Cadmian, pre-Romaniszation style Greek lettering, than the modern Romanized greek you usually see.