Sara FabelTattoo & Piercing Shop in Pasadena, California
New full leg predrawn inspired by murder of crows.
Did you know that a group of raven or crows is called “a murder”? There are several different explanations for the origin of this term, mostly based on old folk tales and superstitions. In some folktales crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow, as well as predicting the death of humans. But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic names suc...h as: an ostentation of peacocks, a parliament of owls, a knot frogs, and a skulk of foxes.
There are various legends and superstitions relating to crows. As scavengers crows often circled battlefields and would land on dead shoulders. According to a folktale a crow that would eat the eyes of a dead person would as a gift replace sight of a blind person. This belief fought against the negative stigma that had followed ravens and crows.
Crows through history have appeared in various cultures around the world. Middle Ages they were perceived and feared as allies of witches, or praised by shamans as guiding sprits and ancestors. Part of ancient Finnish shamanistic rituals was to channel the spirit of the crow by placing the brains of 3 crows inside an elongated “magic hat” that the shaman would wear while transforming themselves as part human part crow. Crows were also used to ward off illness and bad luck.
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Progress on underwater leg sleeve - black and grey with heavy black elements. Bottom from a year ago, top fresh. On the top of the thigh you will be able to see outlines of my freehand fishes turning in to their final form and flow. I have been super exited about this project and looking forwards to adding non to it. / Los Angeles, CA @bishoprotary packer machine + @davincineedles 3rl