Family Symbol Intention
Our family symbol came from a letter Tim Ryan wrote to the
family during a difficult time. In this letter, later named
the family dedication, he charged the older generation with
being guardians over the rest of the family, each other and
especially the younger generations. He charged the younger
generation also as guardians of each other. You can find
this letter here.
The Process for getting the Family Symbol.
If you're blood its as simple as requesting access to the
secure drive folder with the artwork. Then following the
Intention of the symbol. We've designed this symbol not
only with the existing members of our family in mind but
all of our family whom have passed and all of our future
family yet to come.
If you have someone who is not blood, keep the following
in mind. This is for people who are family in our hearts
and mind and if someone were to mention this particular
person to someone else it would be obvious to us all that
they are indeed family. If you have further questions about
this please contact Bill Martin or Tim Ryan.
The Meaning and Rules of the Family Symbol Tattoo.
The leaf is to symbolize each of us individually on the family
tree, as we each make up a leaf on the family tree. The tree in
itself is what we consider to be our family, whether distant or
immediate, blood or like blood we are all as one. The double infinity
symbol is infinity times infinity, there is nothing greater than that
just like there is nothing greater than the love we have for one another.
It is an infinite amount of love and responsibility and honor we hold for
one another and nothing can compare to our family. Nothing. It's a symbol
that ties us all together no matter the amount of miles that keeps us apart.
Keeping the integrity of this symbol is critical. If we don't hold true to
the intention of the symbol its meaning will lessen for all of us. With this
in mind we've established the following rules for the symbol.
You may put the symbol anywhere you would like, in any size you would like;
However, we recommend that you place it somewhere you will see it every day
and be reminded that you're part of a family that loves you and cares about
you and like the tattoo is permanent in your life and will always be there
You may only get the symbol using the stencils we provide to you. Also, The
tattoo may only be in black. You may use any tattoo artist you wish, and should
use the pictures posted as the tattoo artists' guide for proper shading. The
intention is that when together we all have the same "brand" of our family.
When others see this symbol, We want them to know that this is something special
not just a cool tattoo or idea someone had one day. We wouldn't change the colors
of the flag, nor will we change the design or color of our family symbol.