My new tattoo 'Sisu' the finish word that has no direct translation to English roughly describes 'having guts' determination, strength of will and courage in the face of adversity- inspired by my mum. ☺️

My new tattoo 'Sisu' the finish word that has no direct translation to English roughly describes 'having guts' determination, strength of will and courage in the face of adversity- inspired by my mum. ☺️

My next tattoo.. It is a Finnish symbol for protecting against evil spirits. Known as Saint John's arms or St Hannes cross.

My next tattoo.. It is a Finnish symbol for protecting against evil spirits. Known as Saint John's arms or St Hannes cross.

Sielulintu:  Finnish mythological bird who protects one's soul while being asleep.

Sielulintu: Finnish mythological bird who protects one's soul while being asleep.

Perhe means "family" in Finnish. The design is also Finnish and it's a Karelia knot.

Perhe means "family" in Finnish. The design is also Finnish and it's a Karelia knot.

the spirit of the bear  "In Finnish mythology Otso, Ohto, Kontio, metsän kuningas (the king of the forest), and mesikämmen (honeypaws) are some of the many rarely uttered circumlocutory epithets for the spirit that was never directly named. Generally, the spirit of the bear was referred to as friend, brother,uncle, or forestcousin, or ways were thought up that would bypass the need to refer to the spirit at all, even indirectly."

the spirit of the bear "In Finnish mythology Otso, Ohto, Kontio, metsän kuningas (the king of the forest), and mesikämmen (honeypaws) are some of the many rarely uttered circumlocutory epithets for the spirit that was never directly named. Generally, the spirit of the bear was referred to as friend, brother,uncle, or forestcousin, or ways were thought up that would bypass the need to refer to the spirit at all, even indirectly."

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