A good friend of mine is about to complete his divorce and to "commemorate the occasion" he is - as I am sure many do - considering getting a tattoo. He has discussed this with a few of us friends, and invited suggestions. Whether you agree with that or not, I would like some advice ref. finding him something that may be appropriate:
He is thinking of the usual stuff in terms of the "message", around the themes of regaining his freedom, liberty etc., but he has also then focussed around using symbols i.e. chinese letters, even Hebrew etc.
However, I know that he is a bit of a "man of letters" and proud to be English, and so I had the thought that something in Old English might be more appropriate? I am therefore thinking of / would like some advice on the best "single word" that could be used. I have used the translator on the site to convert "freedom", "liberty" etc. into Old English but that does then give a list of nominative / accusative etc. etc. uses which I am afraid I am not proficient enough to decide between. What I therefore need is:
Suggestions for a single word in Old English that might get across the notion of regained freedom / liberty etc. etc., in the correct "sense", in order to be used as a single word as a tattoo? All assistance would be very gratefully received!!
The Beowulf font looks pretty good overall ... a few quibbles with it tho. The yogh was in used in ME, not OE ... and I'm wondering why the creator put a dot above the y? The r looks way too much like a p and the s looks too much like the r! lol