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Scabs: These are nasty little things that should not happen if a tattoo is done properly and taken care of as well.

Sculpted Lines: Lines that vary in thickness to add depth,contrast, or boldness. Thicker lines are quite often used to bring an object forward. Thinner lines are used to drop an object back. These lines usually taper at the end as well when a sharp point is required. There are many ways to use sculpting to your advantage. In graphic art sculpted lines are usually referred to as the line-weight of an image.

Shading: Hues or tones varying from dark to light to add depth to an image. This can be done with color, black, or both.

Shape-work: A modern form of tribal art that truly serves no purpose but to decorate the body with bold designs and, in some cases, pay tribute with newer styles of ancient art. (See Tribal Art)

Sleeve: A tattoo that goes from the wrist to the shoulder in length and all of the way around. Half that distance would obviously be a half sleeve.

Symbolism: The representation of an idea or belief through the means of an icon. These can come in many forms and usually are tied to specific religious beliefs.
Some random symbols are:
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Butterfly - Rebirth, Transformation.
Dog - Healer of both Soul and Body.
Dolphin - A favorite of travelers, the Dolphin is also know as a symbol for prosperity and the abundance of the Earth.
Dragon - Symbolic for Luck and Power, ensures fertility for corps and cattle.
Harp - The Harp representing the soul has three melodies: Laughter, Slumber and a Sign.
Horse - Power, guidance protectors prosperity, magic, prophecy, the transport to the Other-world.
Lion - Dignity.
Sun - The spiral moving to the right represents the sun and victory.
( all within this category are courtesy of Bob McLure)
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Symbology: The study or interpretation of symbols, also a word misused in Boondocks Saints, great movie I recommend watching it, hehe.

Swastika: Originally a good luck charm meaning "good being". Also known as the tetraskelion, the fylfot cross, the cross gammadion, and the hakenkreutz. The symbol was long before that used to represent wind and the sun. It is also the Buddhist symbol omote manji when facing left (love and mercy) and the ura omoje (strength and intelligence) when facing the right. More recently recognized as being used by the Nazi party in Germany.

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