In the aftermath of the death of the legendary figurehead of the AFL, it’s a strange world out there.
The story of her passing has been the story of the game, but also the story that’s being told about the way we play it.
The tale of a woman who defied the rules and defied her own country, and played a pivotal role in shaping Australian rugby league.
The tattoo is the story, and for a lot of Australians, that tattoo is more than just a piece of art.
“I grew up on the Gold Coast and it’s one of the most popular cities in Australia,” says Tom Tingle, a rugby league player who lives in Townsville.
“The tattoo has been a big part of my life since I was 10 years old, but I’ve always had a bit of a love affair with the tattoo.
It’s a great reminder of where I came from and who I am.”
Tom Tingle was born in Brisbane in the 1970s and grew up in the area, but his father died when he was young.
“At school we were taught to stand out in class and everyone was just like, ‘Oh, we’re going to stand and say hello’,” Tingle says.
He says the tattoo was a reminder of his past and the values he held as a boy.
“It was a big influence on me and that’s the tattoo that’s there on my right leg,” he says.
I don’t know what it would look like without it Tom Tickerings tattoo Tingle has the tattoo on his right leg. “
But it stuck and when I got to university, I realised it was a reflection of who I was.”
I don’t know what it would look like without it Tom Tickerings tattoo Tingle has the tattoo on his right leg.
“My mum took the tattoo off the right leg when I was about seven years old and I always wondered how she’d ever got it off the left,” he said.
“She never had the tattoo done and I had to go out and get it from my uncle.”
“I’m not sure what it’s going to look like with the rest of the world, but for me, I think it’s important to remember who I really am.”
Tingle’s tattoo is on his left calf.
The tattoo of the Medusa is a symbol of her war with the Romans.
She was a woman of war who fought against her own people and her own nation, and it symbolises her role in the downfall of Rome.
Tinker says it’s been a very strong part of his identity for decades, and even after he’s played his last game for the Golds and Blues, he can’t imagine not having a tattoo on the left side of his body.
For Tom Tickers tattoo to be visible, there have to be some rules about how the tattoo should be done.
One rule is that the tattoo needs to be a straight line, not curved, because the tattoo is a reflection on the man who was its creator.
Another rule is no ink, because it’s symbolic of a man’s blood and it can also represent the blood of a Roman.
And the final rule is if the tattoo isn’t straight, it must be an inverted image, meaning it must have a lower centre.
TomTingle says he doesn’t think anyone would have the tattoo removed without his consent, but he says he does think the rule that the blood must be white is a bit odd.
A lot of people don’t like the idea of having a blood-soaked man’s tattoo, but Tingle doesn’t like it at all.
There are some people who don’t even understand what it means to have a tattoo.
But for Tom Tickleys tattoo, it was an important symbol, something that was important to him, something he thought about for years.
What is the Medusas tattoo?
It’s not a piece you would put on a person, but rather, a piece that’s on your leg.
Tom Tinkle says he has always wanted to have it removed.
His tattoo is now on the right calf.