Haha I live in Rutland an am getting my first ink this December!
I got this tattoo in Seoul, South Korea in 2009. It's my first tattoo and has several meanings for me. It represents my time in Asia. It's a memorial of sorts to the pet snail I had my 5th year in China. It's also a reminder to look out for smaller creatures in our world. After all it was a cold wintery day when I found the little guy crawling up the wall in the the teachers' dorm's unheated hallway.
I don't have any Atheists tattoos yet, but I love the quote from Carl Sagan:
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." I think it sounds so beautiful! To know we are part of a grand universe, and even perhaps a multiverse, and we are a tiny, small eensie weensie piece of it all and the more we are able to observe, the more fascinated I become with what a wonderous beauty I am greatful to be a part of. There is something to be said of knowing that not only are we star stuff, but we are alive, and in the position to observe the ever changing astonishment of space. I don't see any fear in death, for living is such a wonderful experience alone, I couldn't ask for anything more than the opportunity to make a difference within this place, however small and insignificant that change may be.