Sony recently announced a brand new limited edition console for The Last of Us Part II. It features an embossed design on the top of a fern and a butterfly/moth. But where does it come from?
It is actually a tattoo that was designed for Ellie by Los Angeles based tattoo artist Natalie Hall. It is placed on her right arm on the forearm.
Ferns have multiple meanings when it comes to tattoos and these are always changing. It could be interpreted as relaxation, depth, determination, change, growth, or harmony should you associate the symbol with the Celtic culture. Others point to the link to natural medicine like herbalism, meditation or your bond with nature. Leaves can also indicate the ability to ‘go where the wind takes you’, being adaptable and capable of moving on easily.
There are also two different ferns. Could this indicate another person in her life? Or is it her internal dichotomy of being funny and friendly but also a killer. Perhaps it is linked to her being human and also immune to the Cordyceps disease?
The fern is usually associated as a ‘masculine’ tattoo symbol, but as we all know, these days that doesn’t mean much. On the flip side a butterfly is usually analogous to femininity.
Butterflies are an attractive, patterned symbol of liberty and confidence, so butterflies are often chosen to represent a life event in which a person sets themselves free of an emotional burden, forgives another person, or allows the spirit of a deceased loved one to move on. Butterflies can be used with other symbols of femininity, usually flowers, birds or fish. So the fern leaves is a bit different.
All of a sudden, the design on the limited edition PS4 starts to get a little cooler. What do you think of the design? Do you have a better interpretation of the tattoo?
The Last of Us Part II is out on June 19th 2020.