Om tattoos - Tattoowise
om mani padme hum mantra and om symbol within a lotus design
margaret's back piece in progress (shiva is still peeling and parvati is fresh)
One of the close-up shots
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?
A beautiful tattoo my friend Karen has on her back, done in individual dots over a long time. Very intricate!
Om Shanti Om
electric tattoo, bradley beach, nj
Someone wanted to follow the healing process of my tattoo so figured what the hay! :) **The Om is of great importance in Buddhism and Hinduism. Its a sacred symbol representing omnipotent, omnipresent, the source of all existance. Rather than being a word, its rather an intonation; its the Sanskrit letters aa, au & ma when combined make the sound "aum" (Om). Its believed to be the basic sound of the world and to contain all other sounds. When repeated with correct intonation it will resonate throughout the body. It creates harmony, peace and bliss in the sound. I'm sure you've heard the chant "om mane padme hum Artist: AJ @ Ocean Mystique 1. P2224063 , 2. P2234072 , 3. 60 hrs Created with fd's Flickr Toys .