Shaun Sutherland

& per se, and

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& per se, and and tattoo logogram glyph ampersand

My next tattoo design: a custom ampersand. Originally from the latin “Et” for “and,” this logogram evolved over time to what we recognize today as &. I created this to resemble both the roman symbol we use today but with an open top as a nod to the original latin word. (See the Et?) The mondegreen “ampersand” came from saying “& per se, and” quickly. For me, it’s very forward-looking and symbolizes continuation, connection, and individual strength (per se, by itself).

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