Among the respondents there were several twenty-year-olds; the oldest “object of study” turned 53 years old.
Twenty-year-old Andrew, underwent hundreds of hours of painful procedures for tattooing, piercing, scarring, burning and “self-surgery.” In his worldview, the views of the postmodernist and cyberpunk were mixed. In order to change his appearance beyond recognition, Andrew used high-tech techniques and methods that were used in traditional culture societies (for example, New Zealand Maori).
The results of these experiments shock the respectable inhabitants. Scarred and painted, the young man experiences significant restrictions: he can’t visit certain shops and causes border guards to suspect. Many just Continue reading
We managed to talk a little about the meaning of the Kolovrat tattoo when we covered in detail the theme of Slavic symbols and charms. I must say, the Slavic theme is gaining from year to year. Modern people have an interest and a craving for cultural sources. We want to know more about how our ancestors lived, what they believed in, which was really important for them.
The first association that occurs when a Kolovrat is seen is the sun. Indeed, this is one of the main objects of veneration not only among the Slavs, but also in almost all ancient cultures. Solar energy, the power of fire, is both the progenitor of all living things, and a deadly threat. Curved beams are important. They constantly symbolize movement, life cycle, change. Interestingly, a symbol can be represented in several interpretations.
Moves clockwise – a female amulet. Such a picture symbolizes harmony and creation.
It moves counterclockwise – a man’s amulet – means purification, renewal.
The symbol drawn inside the circle is considered a sign of the universe. Continue reading
It is a mistake to believe that the swastika tattoo carries a negative connotation. This is an ancient Slavic symbol that carries only a positive mood. It was borrowed by fascist Germany with propaganda intentions during World War II.
In ancient times, people meant by swastika the movement of the sun in the sky. In this case, the symbol was depicted in various versions. Each performance carried a deep meaning and had a meaning separate from the rest of the images. The drawing could be seen on banners, Slavic clothes, weapons, spinning wheels and other products. It was often used to decorate architectural buildings, so that it would bring the owner only luck. Continue reading