Updated: May 11
The ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent forever eating its tail and being reborn from itself. It symbolizes spiritual and material things that never disappear but only change form in an eternal cycle of death and rebirth. In Through the Veneer of Time, the tattoo on Ryan’s left shoulder looks exactly like this, complete with the Celtic triquetra (trinity knot), Celtic eternity circle, and a few runes thrown in for good measure.
P.S. Of course that’s his tattoo—what else could it possibly be?
P.P.S. That poor beautiful left shoulder 🤦🏻♀️