My first tattoo, done by Joe Finch at Ink By Finch.
It says ‘Expecto Patronum’, a spell in Harry Potter which has deep meanings for me.
From the first time I read the book and the spell came out I already fell in love with the concept and ideology that J.K. Rowling came up with.
The spell actually means ‘I await for a protector” in Latin.
In the Harry Potter itself, ‘Expecto Patronum” is used to repel Dementors. Dementor is the guard of the Azkaban prison, a dark creature that absorbs your joy and happiness. So, in other words, the spell is used to repel all the bad aura that wants to steal happiness from me.
The unique thing about it is, if you want to cast the spell, you have to think of things that make you happy. The happier your memory is, the stronger your patronus will be.
That’s what I hope I will see every time I look at my tattoo, the pictures of places I’ve been to, my good friends, families, and all the good memories I’ve had with them.
I got them all in my arm as my Patronus.
So, what’s your strongest Patronus?