: Psico Design ep. 35 : POLAROID

POLAROID, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the POLAROID from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


Obviously, a POLAROID PICTURE talks about memories


A polaroid picture is a picture taken some years ago, a primitive selfie

And as such, it was born to freeze a memory over time


to tie back the hands of time on that moment


it had to be an important moment if you wanted to engrave it, to make it eternal and immortal


for sure, it was an important moment that we want to remember

if not, it’s note even worth wasting time to pose


when the polaroid pictures were born, they were very rare and precious,  also very expensive and it was hard to find them, so the moment of the picture it had to be very important if you wanted to engrave it in one of those


so, if in our tattoo we decide to place a polaroid picture, surely we want to remember a past moment, a person, a place or a feeling

or the way we reacted to all this


we want to remember an important moment and fix it in eternity 


and it’s even better to write on one side, in the lower right corner, when the polaroid was taken and where….


because the picture is immortal, but our memory is not

that’s probably why it becomes part of a tattoo


with love,

by Lady Sara