Om tattoos - Tattoowise
om mani padme hum mantra and om symbol within a lotus design
One of the close-up shots
margaret's back piece in progress (shiva is still peeling and parvati is fresh)
Om Shanti Om
A beautiful tattoo my friend Karen has on her back, done in individual dots over a long time. Very intricate!
Volcano Blue Henna September 2009
This is the Hindu symbol Om. It is the symbol of the Absolute. I was asked to do a symbol of importance and great meaning. This is the first thing that came to mind. In this picture the paste is still setting. The next day the symbol was barely visible. She kept the paste on for about 8 hours but her skin there was just too resistant. Even after a touchup reapplication the next day it still would not hold. Unfortunate because I had the shape very crisp! It would have been beautiful. I made a home made transfer to use as a template, but that was drawn in reverse in free-hand. I want to try this design on someone again. Volunteers?
Inspiration: Beauty WHAT INSPIRES YOU, AUSTIN? This set came about as an homage to "What Inspires you Adelaide" done by a great Flickr photographer I met here and who inspired me to try portrait photography. Here's Hector's Photostream Adelaide, South Australia, is the sister-city of Austin, Texas. From what I've read, heard, and seen (as in Hector's photos) I can see they pretty much pegged it right. Both seem to be progressive and artistic cities filled with interesting, forward-thinking people. Shot with my Olympus OM-1 >>>This is my first attempt at portraiture! So, please comment and let me know what you think and how you think I can improve!<<<