TAT Finally got my tattoo - first one ***pics***

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    What do you think?

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  2. joy division

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    I would say you aren't brown enough to have sanksrit :o (thats what it is right?)


    but better than tribal/celtic/etc. Looks well done.
     
  3. chizzle

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    It's actually tibetan. It's a buddhist mantra.

    And I'm asian...a very white asian :o
     
  4. Cherryfire

    Cherryfire "If we believe obsurdities, we shall commit atroci

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    Hey, thats pretty cool. What does it say? And how does it apply to you? (other than the asian thing)
     
  5. chizzle

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    I'm buddhist. The direct translation is "the jewel in the heart of the lotus." The meaning behind the mantra is that ultimately everything in this physical world means nothing and that compassion is the only thing someone really needs. Roughly translated.
     
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    chizzle New Member

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    Any other thoughts?
     
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    love the tat as well as the translation.
     
  8. Dax420

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    Should have had the english tattooed on in brackets below for us non asians (kidding)

    BTW, whats up with people who think getting a big chinese letter tattooed on themselves is cool? sigh.
     
  9. Evil Unicorn

    Evil Unicorn Lurk but Don't Touch

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    looks good man.
     
  10. Proteus

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    Eh, i don't think it's so much that, but more the fact that people in the US are used to seeing English words, and it therefore has no (or very little) artistic value. Translating it to Kanji (which in itself could be argued as an artform) gives it that artistic feel, and thereby a "better" looking tat. :dunno: just a thought. Then again, there are a lot of stupid people.
     
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    :werd:


    It is an artistic expression of meaning.


    Nice tattoo.
     
  12. JordanClarkson

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    nice. how long did that take?
     
  13. AstroGirl

    AstroGirl If I don't respond it's because I have severe ADD

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    I really like that, very cool.
     
  14. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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  15. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Tossing celtic in with tribal? =(

    I regret my tribal tattoo alot.
     
  16. joy division

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    I'd say as long as you have strong celtic roots and get something unique as opposed to another celtic knot its all gravy...to each his own ;)
     
  17. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    I wouldn't say i have "strong" celtic roots, but i have more celtic roots in me than anything else.

    my most recent tattoo was a custom piece that my artist drew up for me. It's a celtic weave armband just above the elbow on my right arm, with a tree. the roots grow out of the celtic weave, and the top of the tree goes up to the top of my shoulder. it's heavily influenced by celtic art. around the "shaft" of the tree, a piece of...uh...dont know the word. Oh, a parchment banner is sorta wrapped around the shaft with "Cognatio" written on it, latin for family, or "related by blood".

    Basically, a family tree with celtic roots.
     
  18. Flipmode

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    Looks cool to me :)
     
  19. Bruised Lee

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    looks good
     

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