Kuan yin tattoo - Tattoowise
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,
Yin Yang Star Back Tattoo
This is the cleaned up and cropped image from the original .
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.
...he was enjoying his chocolate bar - and she had a bag of munchies all to her own
This is a design I came up with and just had to get done
Tattoo by Denise de la Cerda. Wearer- unknown. Done at Modern Electric in Jersey City, circa 2000.
Comme un tatouage, quelque part, sur son bras gauche...
i designed this and got it done today
Jondix works out of LTW Tattoo in Barcelona. He specialises in Buddhist and Hindu art, Sacred Geometry and only works in black ink...all reasons that made me gravitate toward him. He is an incredible artist and his work can also be found on some pretty cool T-shirts. I had this done back in June 2008 to cover up an old tattoo (the only one I ever had that I was never 100% happy with) and I love it! When I have the funds I will be taking another trip to Barcelona to get more work done as I would eventually like to have a half sleeve. www.holytrauma.com uk.youtube.com/watch?v=saVvFnecKh0
More outlines in black. Also pictured is the original design from tattoodles.com. I asked for a couple of changes to the tat, a yin and yang symbol in the ball space behind the dragon, and some different colors.