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My new tattoo
In history, myth, legend and lore, the Peacock symbolism carries portents of: Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection and Watchfulness.
The Peacock can also help you on your spiritual Path, and breath new life into your walk of faith.
The Peacock can rejuvenate self-esteem levels too. If you’re feeling “blah” and blue, imagine the glorious, techno-color display the Peacock provides. This puts us in a proper mood to embrace your own nobility. In no time, you’ll be walking tall and proud as a Peacock too!
The peacock is a symbol of immortality because the ancients believed that the peacock had flesh that did not decay after death. As such, early Christian paintings and mosaics use peacock imagery, and peacock feathers can be used during the Easter season as church decorations. This symbol of immortality is also directly linked to Christ.
The peacock naturally replaces his feathers annually; as such, the peacock is also a symbol of renewal.
Early belief held that the Gates of Paradise are guarded by a pair of peacocks.
The peacock has the ability to eat poisonous snakes without harm.
Both Origen and Augustine refer to peacocks as a symbol of the resurrection.
In Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology, the peacock feathers were considered much like the evil eye. They were all seeing.

So, that is what it means but how does it apply to me?
I am looking for guidance through all of the drama in my life. I am also looking to increase my faith. While I have faith, it's human nature for it to dwindle in hard times. I feel like I am getting closer to God, but I need that extra push. Which leads me to why I got it where I did. You know when you are trying to 'steer' someone? You hold them from the neck or shoulders, at least I do with Dylan, hahah! But that's why I got it there, so God can steer me in the right direction. I feel like a little lost lamb these days so maybe this will give me the piece of mind to know that even though I can't see Him (and I can't see my tattoo), He is there and He wants me to succeed. Plus, it's a little tribute to Jesus ♥
My self esteem sucks. We all know that. Maybe this will push me in that direction too. I don't want to be cocky, but I'd like to be able to see what everyone else seems to see.
I also want to be able to take criticism without it hurting my feelings, so basically I want to 'eat poisonious snakes without it effecting me" in a sense? Goodness, I'm bad with words right now lol. I hope that makes sense? And if it doesn't, oh well, it makes sense to me =0p

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