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.

Finnish expression - #sisu.

Finnish expression - #sisu.

Sisu is the 'second wind' of mental toughness.                                                                                                                                                      More

Sisu is the 'second wind' of mental toughness. More

from the desk: Tattoo

from the desk: Tattoo

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It's called Hannunvaakuna. It's an ancient finnish symbol of luck, and it protects from evil.

It's called Hannunvaakuna. It's an ancient finnish symbol of luck, and it protects from evil.

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