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Hi, I am a 22 year old mom and student who currently does not have any tattoos but is considering getting one. The one that I am thinking about is a tattoo of the platonic solids, which are polyhedrons made up of congruent polygonal faces where all the sides are of equal length and all the angles are equal. There are only five of them, the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. On a mathematical level, they're fascinating to me. They also have some historical, sacred geometry-type associations, with each one representing water, earth, fire, air, and aether. I don't mind the associations with the elements, I actually sort of like it, I've always felt very connected to nature in all it's forms, but the sacred geometry association makes me a bit hesitant. It's a pretty big thing where I live, and although I respect it, it isn't something that I necessarily believe in personally or something that has much significance to me. My main hesitation is whether people will see the tattoo and immediately associate it with sacred geometry, which I know virtually nothing about. and am not entirely interested in. I honestly just like polyhedra on a mathematical, conceptual, and aesthetic level. Would it be inappropriate for me to get the tattoo for those reasons? Any insight would be very appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Maths makes me feel ill...however, nature connection is certainly for me. Plenty nature based Fibonacci stuff out there to inspire.  Bottom line IMHO is, if that's what you want then that's what you should get - the tattoo is yours.  Good luck with the journey!  You lost me at Platonic solids BTW ;-)

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I completely agree: do it if you want it. All the things have different meanings for different people.  Math does not make me feel ill and I also find the Platonic solids fascinating although I don't know a thing about them =). So I would absolutely love your tattoo! And you have more than enough reasons to have polyhedra on you.

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Thanks for your input! The tattoo would essentially be these shapes in a line down the center of my upper back, in black ink (minus the words and stuff)

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4 minutes ago, tfw14 said:

Thanks for your input! The tattoo would essentially be these shapes in a line down the center of my upper back, in black ink (minus the words and stuff)

platonic solids.jpg

Now that would be something!  I like it - no nausea with that at all...

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