1/3 This is the rune of ancestry, inheritance and birth-right, as well as the rune of Blood, the rune of the living Earth and of the Germanic nations. Thus numerous 'styles' of this rune developed - and I'll have a look at a few of the most common here. One form was the Odal rune, as it was represented in the Futhark rune rows. The rune was called Ethel by the Anglo-Saxons.
Croatian tattoos - to represent my heritage. Ethnic Croatian communities in Bosnia suffered hell under the Turks during the Ottoman reign. In response to such violations, women took to tattooing themselves with crosses and other ancient ornaments. They believed such practices would create a spiritual guard that would ward off the Turks.