luminiscenciia:

My first tattoo :)  It has a lot of meaning to me, a sum of a lot of influences in my life.  I’ve been a semi practicing buddhist for a long time, but haven’t been that spiritual in the past few years.  I recently had an enlightenment that made me reevaluate my life and the choices I make.  Anyway:  amongst other things, both of these symbols express enlightenment, open mindedness, and rising above your situation spiritually.  A lotus grows in the bottom of a dirty pond, and pushes its way up to blossom on the surface.  you have to do the same with your thoughts to achieve enlightenment.  The om I’ve wanted for a while, but my boyfriend summed it up best as “the silence of everything at once” referencing the creation theory behind it.  Anyway, I’m really pleased with my tattoo and how it turned out, and can’t wait for another :) 

luminiscenciia:

My first tattoo :)  It has a lot of meaning to me, a sum of a lot of influences in my life.  I’ve been a semi practicing buddhist for a long time, but haven’t been that spiritual in the past few years.  I recently had an enlightenment that made me reevaluate my life and the choices I make.  Anyway:  amongst other things, both of these symbols express enlightenment, open mindedness, and rising above your situation spiritually.  A lotus grows in the bottom of a dirty pond, and pushes its way up to blossom on the surface.  you have to do the same with your thoughts to achieve enlightenment.  The om I’ve wanted for a while, but my boyfriend summed it up best as “the silence of everything at once” referencing the creation theory behind it.  Anyway, I’m really pleased with my tattoo and how it turned out, and can’t wait for another :) 

freshtattoos:

Start of a floral side piece for her nieces. Here’s what we got done today. #tattoo #flowers #girlie

freshtattoos:

Start of a floral side piece for her nieces. Here’s what we got done today. #tattoo #flowers #girlie