Quote Originally Posted by Herewulf View Post
...once I understand them a bit better...
Always the best choice. I've had a lot of people ask me about Runic markings and tattoos, since I'm the only one who delves into them locally... I tell them all the same thing; go, study their meanings for youself, and not just from one source.

Take time, and don't just read them, LEARN THEM. Feel them. Understand not what people say they represent, but how you feel they are represented to you. Runes, sigils, symbols, etc, are all empowered not only by memetic force, but also by will and belief. If you get something etched on you, then start believing it may bring ill tidings, you can probably accurately guess what happens next.