“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.