PhotoHunter: Spiral

I have a number of tattoos.

Two are spirals.

The first is a commemoration of surviving “a very bad year”. It is an ancient sign which is the symbol of the sun in many cultures but also represents the Labyrinth — a journey inwards and an journey outwards. While it is a single line, it incorporates both the inward and outward journey… into the darkness and out to the light.

The second was to commemorate the second anniversary of “the very bad year”.

It is over my breastbone and represents a number of things. It is my Sacred Heart… It is (metaphorically) wearing my heart on my sleeve… It is a tendril unfurling… It is a knot untied… It is a release…



  1. noel said,

    March 20, 2010 at 3:15 am


    this is my first time visiting this new photohunt site, i love your interpretation and i’m inpired to join also, i enjoyed your take of the weekly challenge and seeing the spiral tatoo, how appropo is that?

    Have a great weekend.

  2. March 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I love your tats Anneke, TThe second is beautiful. Happy weekend

  3. witsandnuts said,

    March 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Those are interesting tattoos. Did it hurt when it was put there?

    Btw, thanks for visiting my blog. Happy weekend!

    • mudhooks said,

      March 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

      The one on my breastbone did while it was being done but only when he was doing it. When he would ink up, the pain would go and it was fine. It doesn’t hurt any more than a bit of a bad scrape and that was only for a day, really.

  4. SandraK said,

    March 14, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Love the spiral tattoo and the bracelet and you meaning behind it. I hope this is a better year for you!

  5. Sparkle said,

    March 14, 2010 at 4:51 am

    My human has a tattoo on her back right shoulder, and it has a lot of meaning to her too. Of course, she is not as eloquent as you, so she had to have a really big, detailed one to symbolize what she meant!

  6. Lisa said,

    March 14, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I’m in the midst of ‘a very bad year’ and your tattoos spoke to me. Lovely photos as well.

  7. YTSL said,

    March 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Interesting tattoos and stories behind them. Glad that very bad year is in your past now. 🙂

    • mudhooks said,

      March 14, 2010 at 2:52 am


      The tattoos always remind me that I can be strong.

  8. Kari said,

    March 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    interesting tattoos but I like them.
    cool pics.

  9. Carver said,

    March 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Interesting learning about the spiral tattoos and what they signify and great for the theme.

  10. March 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Neat spirals. And with meaning and memories.

  11. March 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    YOur spirals are beautiful, and meaningful too. Hope you don’t need any more commemorations of surviving bad years. I didn’t even think of posting a picture of my labyrinth, but I found plenty of spirals to share. . .

  12. lui said,

    March 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    now that’s a very cool tatoo and great pick for the theme too..

  13. jmb said,

    March 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Perfect for this theme. you did not have to look far. LOL
    Happy weekend to you.

    • mudhooks said,

      March 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Just looked down! Of course, the older I get the further down I have to look…

  14. upto6only said,

    March 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    wow love your bracelet and necklace.

    btw, thanks for noting on my mispelled site 🙂 i actually posted another comment to correct it.

    happy weekend

    • mudhooks said,

      March 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm

      Heh… I spotted it just now and was going to post a retraction!

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