Key and tattoo
Double symbol, opening and closing, the tattooed key has both a role of initiation and discrimination. The key opens the way to initiation to tattoo paris. The power of the keys, is the one that allows to link and untie, to open or close the sky.
According to the alchemical terminology, it is the power to coagulate and dissolve. The golden key and the silver key were the emblems of Janus, the Roman god of the tattoo. These keys opened, among others, the solsticial doors, that is to say access to the ascending and descending phases of the annual cycle. Janus was considered to be the guide of souls. Janus keeps all the gates and rules all the roads. The dual and nocturnal power of tattooing of the key corresponds to spiritual authority and royal functions, the purpose of which, according to Dante, is the accession to the heavenly paradise and the terrestrial paradise of tattoos. The tattooed key is also a symbol of the leader, the master, the initiator, the one who holds the power of decision and responsibility.
On the level of the esoteric tattoo, having the key means being initiated.