There’s a Cherokee story about two wolves: He said, “my son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.
One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace love, hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” “which wolf wins?” “the one that you feed.”
Wolf mandalas symbolize resourcefulness, forward movement, continued efforts to evolve and the prudent use of resources. It imparts an ability to evaluate and adapt to any new situation that may arise as you move forward through your life. The wolf spirit animal is extremely intuitive. He reads your mind to anticipate your next move so he can help guide you.
The traditional style was born on the high seas during the 1700s, after sailors like those who sailed with Capitan James Cook first encountered indigenous communities with tattoos and, becoming inspired by their bodily markings, decided to start collecting body art as mementos of their long voyages.
Over the course of the 19th century, the style became more refined taking on the boldly lined and brightly colored aesthetic seen in the work of well-known American tattooists of the 1900s like
Devin has been practicing the fine art of tattooing since 2012. Devin has had the opportunity to learn from surrounding artist along with attending seminar & workshops. Over the past year Devin's skill set growth has been amazing as he branches out of his comfort zone challenging himself with different tattoo styles. He is professional, talented, and just a pleasure to work with and know.
This expression, generally uttered about a loss, originated in the early 1900s among gamblers who bet on sporting events.
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