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Old 03-07-2011, 06:10 AM
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So, I have a bit of a project I'm working on right now, inspired by these two picspams on the costumes and possible character implications in the movie Inception. Basically, I'm looking to do something similar for Avatar (more on cataloguing and possible character-implications than details as to fashion). And part of the costume are tattoos, even if they are the actor's (they weren't covered up, so I figure they were left for a reason, and in any case, the CHARACTER now has them, too). I can see most of those who have them, but I've run into trouble with Grace's.


Grace has a tattoo on her right arm, which can be seen in the cafeteria scene when she's explaining Jake's adventures the day before.



Trouble is, I'm finding impossible to get a good look at the design, and I have no idea what it could be.

So, does anyone have a HD shot of it, and/or does anyone have any idea what the tattoo could be?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:06 AM
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i remember when i noticed it when watching it at the cinema it looked alot like this



dude to her left also has one on his hand, it's a small love heart
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i remember when i noticed it when watching it at the cinema it looked alot like this



dude to her left also has one on his hand, it's a small love heart

Oooooh, do you have any idea what it means? And yep, I knew the guy's heart - although not what it means, either, as it kinda looks like a crest of some kind.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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the logo is actually Tracy McGrady's logo for his Adidas shoes so it's definitely not what she has on her arm but it looks close, probably a cross of some sort since i read somewhere that Grace Augustine is a very catholic or christian name.
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Well, it has implications, but isn't directly one itself, but I don't think that would be it anyway, it really doesn't fit with her character and it's too wide to be one - it looks kind of like a diamond shape. I had a quick look for a shot where I could see it properly, but couldn't find anything great.
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5...0719h27m00.png
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:44 PM
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i think it's an asian character

well, after minutes of using google translate and putting in numerous words which i thought were relevant to Grace's interest i finally put in "world" and one of the translations which came up was this: 宇 it's mandarin, i guessed that Grace cared about earth being a botanist so yeah, i entered it and that came up. it does look similar to what we see in the pics
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:11 PM
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Good idea, but based on HNM's 3rd picture, that's not it. Maybe it's a different Mandarin character, but I can't really make it out clearly enough to tell (and my reading-vocabulary is not that great, anyway).
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It looks to me (and my little sister, who was peering over my shoulder) more like a fan shape than a written character. Her first thought was a rising sun, but maybe a type of plant?

Hmm. When I get some time, I'll crop it and fiddle and tilt it around and see what it looks like from another angle.
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To me it looks like a palm tree....anyone else think that

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It could be a tribal symbol the Na'vi use....
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Okay! Cropped one of the pics HNM put up (and thank you SO MUCH), and flipped it over, and then sharpened it. (the flat edge is the one closest to her hand)



Had suggestions of a type of leaf, or the insignia of something.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:38 AM
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Oooh, nice work, Ash! Flipping it around and sharpening does help a lot.
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Oooh, nice work, Ash! Flipping it around and sharpening does help a lot.
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Aaaaand we could have two possible answers, thanks to my RPG's chat. The first, both flip and serious, is a marijuana leaf: the second, more serious, is the Agni of Shiva. In more detail, images of Shiva dancing (the Nataraja), on its/His upper left hand, is Agni, the fire of creation/destruction.



(another way of imaging it can be found here)

Looks the closest to me, anyway - and Hinduism IS where we get "avatar" from originally, not to mention the blue, and also Trudy's Samson is called Maya.

To quote wikipedia just on Agni himself:

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In a later Hindu interpretation, Agni stands for knowledge for it is seen by the learned people, covering all things that move and do not move and because it summons the Devatas endowed with knowledge the light Agni emits is the light of knowledge, therefore, it is also known as the illuminator of knowledge who lights up the path leading to Truth. Agni reveals the true nature of one's own self because it is the innermost light that shines ever so brightly in all things living and nonliving as their inner consciousness (impeller).
Taking the above quote with the information on the Nataraja, that's all VERY interesting. Anyway, what do you guys think?
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Looks like a leaf to me - nice work getting that detail from the screencap
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Not that I've paid a lot of attention or anything, but is the tat Grace's, or does Sigourney have any ink?
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Not that I've paid a lot of attention or anything, but is the tat Grace's, or does Sigourney have any ink?
Have been sadly unable to find out - and I've tried.
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