Runes Tattoos

Kate Del Castillo


Kate Del Castillo has a rune tattoo on her left middle finger. Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet.

Ingwaz symbol, “the god Yngvi”, can be written in two ways : or and it represents the god of the fertility and the creative act. Due to its shape Ingwaz indicate that this potential is internalized, concentrated and introverted as a seed which possesses in her all the elements to develop a complete and organized life. However Ingwaz has to hatch to realize this potential.

Ingwaz also heralds a fundamental time in our lives, when our four selves have, for the moment, come into perfect balance. Our physicality is in it’s peak, perfect for the time we are in.

Emotionally we are sound and stable, as are we mentally. And our spirits are in a position to allow the lessons learned along our path to bear fruit.

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    Avril Lavigne


    Avril Lavigne’s days of itty-bitty tattoos are officially over. In October 2017 she tattooed a collection of astrological symbols so big that they take up her whole forearm. The symbols are:

    • ♎ – the astrological symbol of Libra
    • 🜁 – the alchemy elemental symbol for air
    • – the planetary symbol of Venus

    Taken together all three symbols represent Avril’s September 27th birthday — Libra is her star sign, air is the element associated with Libra, and Venus is the ruling planet for Libra.

    The Venus symbol is of course also used as a symbol for women, but that does not seem to be why Avril chose it.

    The double chevrons « » are known as guillemets and are used as quotation marks in some languages. These symbols have also caught on in tattoo culture with the supposed meaning “create your own reality.” It is claimed to be a viking symbol, however there is no documentation of this usage. We believe that Avril is simply using them as quotes around the other symbols.

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