Eve and The Serpent - Done by Bo Dillard @ Peacocks Tattoo
Original Artwork by Adam Isaac Jackson
I remember the story of Adam of Eve very clearly. I grew up with my grandparents, who were extremely religious. Despite that I am not religious now, the story still interested me, and I thought the example Eve set was perfect for why I got this tattoo.
People react in so many predictable ways, sometimes in ways that aren’t necessary, in ways that aren’t exactly ideal - whatever their reasoning may be. People say, do, and think things that may not reach my approval. But I don’t get angry or distressed over it, because it is completely human tendency for people to act the way they do. Even if I did something that I felt was for a good cause. No good deed goes unpunished.
I think Eve set the perfect example. In the story, she had only been created moments ago. Her personality had no yet developed yet, so she was especially naive to anything, believing whatever she was told by whoever. It was too easy to deceive her. This is the way people are - not just like Eve, but with anything. Whether it’s easy to get them mad, easy to make them cry, easy to make them excited, anything. We’re all easily set off in some way, whether if it’s good or bad. This tattoo is a beautiful reminder of that, so that I can keep it in mind and continue doing what I do in life.