The eyes have it

“Ut imago est animi voltus sic indices oculi”  (The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter)

–Cicero (rough translation)

We’ve all heard the phrase “The eyes are the window to the soul” in some variation, yet what does it really mean?  Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and were able to know everything about a person in an instant?  The concept of love at first sight is often linked with the soul quote.  People claim they knew they were soulmates the moment their eyes connected.

It is true that our eyes are probably one of our more expressive features.  With a single look a person can convey pretty much every emotion possible, just ask Tyra Banks how important “smiling with your eyes” can be.  Which could be the reason behind the quote.  Or is it something more?  An eye is like a fingerprint, or at least that’s what every spy movie that uses a retinal scanner tells me.  With so much detail and nuance stored within the eye, is there some form of unknown code that we can unconsciously translate?  Who we are as a person is somehow imprinted into the structure of our eyes, and no matter what we do physically with our eyes, there is a truth that cannot be hidden from others?

What do you think it is?  While you ponder that, check out this eye tattoo that Questionable uploaded.


I like that it is incomplete so you can really see the steps the artist is taking to put the eye together.  It makes you wonder what part of the wearer’s soul this third eye is revealing.

Questionable also uploaded an image of an incredible Nyarlathotep tattoo, that you should check out as well.

6 thoughts on “The eyes have it

  1. Yes all, let’s have a conversation about the importance of eyes and their connection to our souls. Let’s talk about how the tattoo displays that window and why the eye happens to be surrounded by teeth. Why is that so? What are we all doing here? What am I? Is this really happening?

    Please Modblog, ponder the wisdom that this tattoo is conveying. While we talk about that, we can also talk about the immeasurable talent of prince and how much we miss fraggle rock.

  2. there seems to be a lot of glare on this picture. personally, when i go into a shop and the pictures are glared or blurred i dont get work done there because they can manage to operate a camera:( ( sorry) looks like it could be a really great tattoo but its a shitty and unclear picture.

  3. @meow: i feel ya. i’d prefer to see some well executed mods, rather than an average mod, vaguely related to a question which has nothing to do with mods.

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