Behind a drawing, you hide the feelings
Tattooing has been present in society since the beginning of time, as a way of demonstrating strength for oneself or for others. It is possible to perceive the pattern with native indigenous people from different regions, until the present moment, even with completely different manifestations.
“Whether with the name of a loved one or an abstract figure, tattoos tend to reveal, indirectly, more about who carries them,” says Leandro Cunha, an expert in emotional intelligence and writer.
It’s common to find people named after their tattooed children or mother. This happens, because it is a way to demonstrate the strong love for them. The connection that you want to be marked and also affirmed to those around you. The same happens with tattoos in honor of those who are gone.
As for those of an abstract nature, such as Maori or Tribal, they usually mean something more internalized, after all, the drawing expresses something that is only known by those who understand the subject.
“That is, there are three reasons for these tattoos to happen: the love for something or someone, an inner meaning that shows strength or a remarkable event, and the memory,” reports Leandro.
Even for those who say they got the tattoo for finding the design beautiful, there is a symbolism behind it, an unconscious connection that forms the will to express it on their skin.
Tattoos are permanent manifestations of ourselves, in ourselves. Even among older or very young people, the practice becomes popular and there is no more room for prejudice about high personal and that does not interfere in their potential or capacity.
Source: Leandro Cunha – Coach in Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence and president of FBIE – Brazilian Foundation of Emotional Intelligence – @leandrocunhaie
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