Face your fears. You have nothing to lose. Give zero fucks about what people think about you. Do what makes you happy.
It’s named for one of Prophet Muhammad’s daughters. It represents patience, loyalty, faith, persistence, good luck and most importantly, protection from the “evil eye”.
I first encountered this when I noticed the necklace a former co-worker wore. She told me she got it in Beirut where her family is from. Shortly thereafter, I took a trip to Morocco and saw the symbol everywhere; mostly as decoration on doors and it’s also given as a gift when a baby is born. And of course I had to get a few things to commemorate my trip.
This is first piece I made in my metalsmithing class. It’s made from sterling silver wires soldered together and an abalone stone. It certainly took a lot of patience and persistence to complete it.
I designed this tattoo for myself exactly 1 year after my trip to Morocco.
I encourage you to visit Morocco, it’s a magical place. You won’t be disappointed.