So I got, or rather am in the process of getting, my first tattoo ever.
It is based on this stained-glass window (Ecce Homo, 1913), by Johan Thorn Prikker.
In choosing both the image (above) and location (upper middle back) for this tattoo, I was heavily influenced by Flannery O'Connor's short story, Parker's Back.
So far, only the line work has been done. The pain was not bad at all ... it was completely bearable. I still have two session to go, to have the color applied. I'm really excited about having this.
"Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum" translates to: God so delighted in the world ... which is from the beginning of John 3:16.
Here are a few shots of the tattoo, taken the day it was done: