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villegas coat of arms

I discovered the Villegas family crest during the last Grand reunion in the year 2000.  According to the family:

            “The VILLEGAS spanish linage origin came from the mountains of Santander Spain, it [got its] nobility several times under the orders of Santiago, in Calatrava (1703 y 1784). Alcantara (1639 y 1641). He Proved it under the Orders of King Carlos III in the Royal company of the Navy Guards. It’s very old and clear.”

The idea of identifying myself as part of the family through permanent tattoo was a decision that came clearly.  The crest is of an armored helmet and shield with a cross flourished with sand, and 8 cauldrons—supposedly representing the fore-fathers as royal cooks, and two serpents supposedly rewarded to the Villegas family by royalty.

            “VILLEGAS CREST.  In a field of silver, a cross with [flourished] sand and, surrounding it, 8 cauldrons in sand, with holdings of two snakes from Sinople which the Orders of the Santiago and King Carlos III bestowed to the VILLEGAS FAMILY.”

The only problem was that I did not have the original family crest.  I took what was replicated from the reunion t-shirt and inculcated a little of my design into the sketch.  Seeing as Morbid tattoo is known for their dragon designs (an idea I got from a Bedan friend—Ken’s close friend—who happened to know Luigi), it was my intention to have the tattoo designers craft their dragons into the tattoo (thanks, Drew!).  As soon as Rj (one of Morbid’s best tattoo artist, if I may say so) and Luigi showed me the final design, the only thing that seemed to be missing was how they intended to have the design come alive through shades in grey and black.

Approximately three hours of enduring the pain proved more than worth it.  The original idea of a palm-sized tattoo of a simple family crest came out as a half-back-sized design of attitude and skill blended by both design-meaning and artist passion.  Pastilang, pachada-a sa imong gibuhat, RJ!!!

I guess staying up until 3am throwing tattoo ideas with my baby turned out to be the best lack-of-sleep I have had for ages. JJJ 

I discovered the Villegas family crest during the last Grand reunion in the year 2000.  According to the family:

            “The VILLEGAS spanish linage origin came from the mountains of Santander Spain, it [got its] nobility several times under the orders of Santiago, in Calatrava (1703 y 1784). Alcantara (1639 y 1641). He Proved it under the Orders of King Carlos III in the Royal company of the Navy Guards. It’s very old and clear.”

The idea of identifying myself as part of the family through permanent tattoo was a decision that came clearly.  The crest is of an armored helmet and shield with a cross flourished with sand, and 8 cauldrons—supposedly representing the fore-fathers as royal cooks, and two serpents supposedly rewarded to the Villegas family by royalty.

            “VILLEGAS CREST.  In a field of silver, a cross with [flourished] sand and, surrounding it, 8 cauldrons in sand, with holdings of two snakes from Sinople which the Orders of the Santiago and King Carlos III bestowed to the VILLEGAS FAMILY.”

The only problem was that I did not have the original family crest.  I took what was replicated from the reunion t-shirt and inculcated a little of my design into the sketch.  Seeing as Morbid tattoo is known for their dragon designs (an idea I got from a Bedan friend—Ken’s close friend—who happened to know Luigi), it was my intention to have the tattoo designers craft their dragons into the tattoo (thanks, Drew!).  As soon as Rj (one of Morbid’s best tattoo artist, if I may say so) and Luigi showed me the final design, the only thing that seemed to be missing was how they intended to have the design come alive through shades in grey and black.

Approximately three hours of enduring the pain proved more than worth it.  The original idea of a palm-sized tattoo of a simple family crest came out as a half-back-sized design of attitude and skill blended by both design-meaning and artist passion.  Pastilang, pachada-a sa imong gibuhat, RJ!!!

I guess staying up until 3am throwing tattoo ideas with my baby turned out to be the best lack-of-sleep I have had for ages. JJJ