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Hayley Williams Inspired Tattoo Designs

Original Artists Include: Dan Smith of High Voltage Tattoo; Aureole at Lust For Life Tattoo; Ian White at Safe House Tattoo Studio. Full credit to the original artists for their designs.

I’m not a professional tattoo artist, just experimenting with the design. Think I’d need better pens and inks to do a better job - and more patience, I’ll adimit I got bored. Designs are not perfectly accurate - difficult to really guage all the detail from small images on google. Still, feel free to use them if you so desire. If you do use them for an actual tattoo, though, I’d love to see the result so send me photos!

Check out my other drawings of Hayley Williams here.

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME 
↳ [1/1] Primordial Deity - N Y X

Nyx, the goddess of night, was one of the ancient Protogenoi, the first beings that came into existence before the world was created. She was born from Khaos along with her siblings Erebos, Gaea, and Tartarus.

According to Theogony by Hesiod, Erebos and Nyx produced Aether and Hemera. Later on by herself, she gave birth to darker spirits such as Thanatos, Hypnos, and the Moirai.

In ancient art, Nyx is depicted as a winged goddess or charioteer. She is crowned with an aureole of darkness, a dark veil of mist drawn forth from the Underworld which blocks out the light of Aether. Her appearances in mythology are rare but she is revealed as a figure of exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.

AUREOLE

[noun]

1. a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.

2. any encircling ring of light or colour; halo.

3. Astronomy: corona; a white or coloured circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body, especially around the sun or moon.

4. Geology: a zone of altered country rock around an igneous intrusion.

Etymology: from Old French aureole, from Mediaeval Latin aureola (corona), “golden (crown)”.

[Jana Schirmer - Angel]

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MYTHOLOGY MEME  | {3/10} ten titans.

HELIOS [ˈhiːli.ɒs] was the titan of the sun. He was also the guardian of oaths and the god of gift of sight. He is described as the son of Hyperion and Theia, and as a brother of Selene and Eos. Helios dwelt in a golden palace located in the River Okeanos at the eastern ends of the earth. From there he emerged each dawn driving a chariot drawn by four, fiery winged steeds and crowned with the aureole of the sun. When he reached the the land of the Hesperides (Evenings) in the West he descended into a golden cup which carried him around the northern streams of Okeanos back to his rising place in the East. Once his son Phaethon attempted to drive the chariot of the sun, but losing control, set the earth on fire. Zeus then struck him down with a thunderbolt.