An ancient Moorish symbol supposed to bring good luck and ward off the evil eye. Used in the TV show M*A*S*H* on the latrine door, and on the book covers of the works of William Summerset Maugham.
Today's anklet for a horse lover. The double horse shoes represent both her big endurance horse and her mini, and the Celtic heart on the other side represents her love for them. They are held together with a twist of Celtic knotwork reminiscent of the crown worn by Elrond in the Lord of the Rings movie.
The graphic representation of the building block of life, the DNA double helix spirals in this simple and compelling band were a huge leap forward when discovered in 1954, and continue to be one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
A carving from the 9th c Pictish Reay Pillar Stone in Scotland, this mighty bull stands sentinel across the ages. Tattooed on a forearm so photo is a composite. Rendered in pointillist dots for texture.