× Angel Heichou ×

|| Riku Ryou ||


Reasons behind my Tattoos

Yin Yang + Cancer (Zodiac) symbol

Well, for one, I am almost literally a textbook Cancer. Give or take the few differences that life will cause. Zodiac has always been a big thing to me, growing up, not exactly horoscopes really but the Zodiac itself.

Now Yin Yang, is also very important to me. I always believed that you need a balance, light to dark, black to white; opposites. You can’t have one without the other, without darkness there is no light. That sort of stuff.

Now, I didn’t want to get a typical yin yang tattoo’d on me, nor the actual cancer symbol for annoyance over the “hurr hurr 69” jokes it would ensue. So I combined those symbols together and there you go.


Wings (Of Freedom)

Obviously a lot of you guys know this from Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin

Now, I have many friends that can vouch for me when I say that I have literally always wanted wing tattoo’s since 5th grade, and I always wanted a light and a dark wing (plays into my yin yang thing I have going on) - You can even ask a couple of them if you don’t believe me.

I didn’t want typical wings so for the longest time I’ve tried to figure out how to make them interesting so people wouldn’t go “Oh another person who got wings, how unoriginal” and I’ve fiddled with designs and looked at designs I liked that already had said wings (Riku’s keyblade, Bakura’s Change of Heart, etc- which those characters also mean a lot to me so it adds to the need for these wings since they were also relevant to them and many other characters I really love)

Well the second I saw the wings of freedom I absolutely loved the design, they’re wings, not typical, and even have one light and one dark, it’s everything I’ve wanted with wing designs.

What makes it better is I always had a motto sort of thing I have told myself since 2007 that helped me get through a dark time in my life - which is to have no regrets, never regret anything because your choices make you who you are. And Levi has a sort of similar quote about regrets, as well as is another character who means a lot to me.

So I finally decided, amongst a lot of thinking and talking with some friends that knew how long I’ve wanted wings, and came to the conclusion that I should absolutely get this.

So with these I’ll say, go ahead and tell me I’ve made a mistake and will regret a “fandom tattoo” in years- but I’ll tell you now. I have no regrets.


XVII (17)

Alright I’m gonna be straight up here and just say that I got this because 17 is my favourite number. It’s not my lucky number, but it is my favourite.

And also I love roman numerals ever since I was little (It started with Final Fantasy and later Kingdom Hearts woopS so I guess essentially this can be my lil homage to those too without getting like, Demyx’s number on me or something idk friends, let’s count it)

However once I told mom I wanted this, she went and looked up some facts about #17

  • It’s the seventh # on the list of prime numbers - and because of that, it intensifies the meaning of #7 (Which actually was my favourite number growing up before it turned to 17)
  • It’s also the sum of 2 perfect numbers (7+10);; 7 is the spiritual perfection #, and 10 is the ordinal perfection #
  • Plus when looking at the #17 from a biblical sense it means Complete Victory in Christ, and Vanquishing the Enemy

So just saying man, that’s p tight, so there you go.