"Why?", you ask?
Both animals represent creativity and magic. They're reminders for me to get my creative shit out.
The spider spins beautiful webs despite them being easily destroyed. The eye in it that I can't hide from and is always keeping watch.
Crows have an incredible sense of ingenuity and remind me to get back into the things that make sense to me.
They're there to kick my own ass into gear.
If you're curious, you can check out one of my favorite nifty books here that goes into animal symbolism/meanings in more detail.
While we're being honest, out of the (lucky number) 13 tattoos I have....these were probably the most painful. Feels like road rash or a horrible sunburn. I bit my lip, gritted my teeth, and made the pinched up "ow" face a few times.
And my feet are cold with it being chilly out.
I can't wear socks for a couple days.
But I absolutely love them and what they represent. They make me smile.
And the guy who did them for me is pretty rad, too. :)
Check him out here.
And see how cute they look with these shoes!!