Kuan yin tattoo - Tattoowise
Yin Yang Star Back Tattoo
This is the cleaned up and cropped image from the original .
Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Known in Korea, Japan, and China as Quan Yin she is also called Kuan Yin, Quan'Am (Vietnam), Kannon (Japan), and Kanin (Bali). She is a celestial bodhisattva and an ascended master. One of her jobs in the celestial spheres is to sit on the board of the Lord of Karma. She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the "Water of Life," from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality,
This is my second tattoo, done by my brother, in my livingroom. Repaired up by Wonderland Tattoo in St Clair Shores, MI. Here is the before: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxie/2170984152/ . This repair took several sessions after about 6 months of healing. I love the way it looks now and I plan on expanding it (and retouching). I just don't know if I want to expand up or around. Time (and money) will tell!
dragon and tiger backpiece...a background may be added
My first (and currently only) tattoo. It did hurt. I won't lie to anyone about that. And it got worse for me when he went near an area that had already been inked. So when the tattoo artist put multiple colors (layers) in the jewel, I was a bit touchy about it. All in all, it wasn't a bad experience. I would recommend the tattoo artist to anyone contemplating a tat. I'll include a shot after the tat heals.
The outline is complete. I had been doing OK through this part of the tat. I thought that if the rest of the tat was going to be the same as the outlining, I would not have any problems at all....
On the deck of the Iwo Jima durning Fleet Week 2009 in NYC.
drained and not as inspired as i can be.