This national symbol of the Isle of Man is best described by the Latin motto, "Quocunque Jeceris Stabit", which, as you know, means "Whichever way you throw, it will stand". The Three Legs device appears on the Manx national flag, and on all the Isle of Man's currency notes and on some of its coins and postage stamps. The three legged badge was popular as a tattoo, especially amongst Manx seamen. Captain Bligh of the Bounty described his young Midshipman Peter Heywood, who was involved in the mutiny in 1789, as being "Very much tatowed & on the Right leg..." My grandmother is from the Isle of Man, so maybe I'm even RELATED to Peter Heywood and his mutiny lives on in me today in the form of my own rebelliousness
....hmmm.....it is just a teeny tiny island after all.
I secretly find tattoos addicting, and my next tattoo will be a shamrock with a little harp on my left foot somewhere. To celebrate my Irish half.