Amanda's Irises (and a Quote)

    This start-of-the-year post is courtesy of Amanda, who I met at the end of October in the Borders at Columbus Circle.

    It was her sleeve of irises that first captured my attention:

    These are inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh, perhaps this one:

    The tattoo was done by Dennis Halbritter when he was at Incognito Tattoo in Pasadena, California. He has since moved to High Voltage Tattoo, Kat Von D's shop on L.A. Ink.

    Dennis also inked this on Amanda's inner right bicep:

    This quote "IO FU QUELLO CHE VOI SIETE E QUEL CH'IO SON VOI SARETE" is taken from an Italian fresco credited to Masaccio. This is the artwork in question:

    The Holy Trinity, with the Virgin and Saint John and donors, in Florence
    If you look at the bottom of the fresco, right above the skeleton is the phrase Amanda has inscribed on her arm.

    The phrase is translated as "I once was what you are and what I am you also will be".
    These words remind her of her own mortality.

    Thanks to Amanda for sharing these lovely tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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