I got this on 4-19-12 at 7 Sevens in Grants Pass, OR. It’s a one man shop owned by Jeremy Elledge. He rocks! This symbol is called a hamsa. In the Middle East and Jewish homes, it is common to see it hanging on walls or as a pendant on a necklace. It’s used for protection from evil and is said to bring the bearer of the symbol good luck and strength. The bits on either side of it are just for decoration. This is my fourth tattoo so far. Apologies for the photo, it’s still fresh and is peeling.