As Odin sacrificed himself unto himself, I have just had myself tattooed by way of sacrificing myself to confirm my dedication unto Odin and my path of Vitki.
A simple tattoo of a Raven sitting atop of Yggdrassil with roots extending down to a depiction of the dragon Nidhogg- thus depicting what I believe is the route of reincarnation if required where the life within the tree that does not ascend to Asgard, heads instead to Niflheim where those restless dead that require a return to Midgard must sacrifice themselves to Nidhogg and be ingested and discarded for their remains to be absorbed back into Yggdrassil and return the worlds of the second plane.
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Why is this a self-sacrifice? For 31 years I have been tattoo and piercing free and only now feel that I must mark my body in any fashion. Here’s to the glory of Odin! May he know of this sacrifice and know I am his servant.
Why the Raven? The Raven is my primary companion (something I have known for many years prior to discovering this path). During a ritual 6 days ago, my Raven guide revealed himself to be named CRG (or CRX in the Elder Futhark) which translates as (C)beacon/vision (R) travel (X) gift.