Tattoo do simbolo do om - Tattoowise
margaret's back piece in progress (shiva is still peeling and parvati is fresh)
om mani padme hum mantra and om symbol within a lotus design
One of the close-up shots
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?
Om Shanti Om
April 19 110/366 While Danielle was tattooing me yesterday, I took a whole bunch of photos and made a joiner (photocollage, photomontage, hockney, whatever) of the event! This is inside Sanctuary Tattoo in Portland, Maine. She did a really beautiful job and I highly recommend her work to anyone thinking about getting a tattoo! It really helped me to have something to focus on while I was getting the tattoo. As it turns out, that is a particularly painful area to tattoo. I kept having these involuntary leg twitches whenever she got near the top of my foot or my achilles tendon. And I know I should have been ready for what it felt like since it was the second tattoo in the same spot! Trust me, 12 years does a lot to dull your memory of pain. Also, the first one took 15 minutes and was about two inches square. This was three hours of work, lots of color and a much larger surface area! But