This is an ancient sardinian votive statuatte, called “navicella nuragica”. It’s a bronze artifact from the nuragic civilization, date back to the 15th century A.C. I choose it for different meanings: my sardinian roots, the love for the history and knowledge, the shape, the sea and because represents the journey of the soul from the body to the afterworld.
Ad the base of the ship there is the word “Shadowplay”, from the title of the Joy Division’ song. JD is my favourite group, Shadowplay is one of the most powerful and poetic song of every time and I really really love music. Today I made the tattoo and today, 18th may, is the 32th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis.
ps: sorry for my bad english.
Tatto @ DoloresPain, Cagliari (Sardinia).