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My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby Dhammakid » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:16 pm

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My first tattoo. Got it this past Saturday, October 13, at Always Heavenly Bound tattoo shop in Helen, GA.
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:50 pm

Looks nice! I'm glad you opted to put the longer earlobes in - that particular cultural thing has always really interested me.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:50 pm

Excellent! Looks great, Kourtney!
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby gavesako » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:37 pm

Good you got it done in America: it has been prohibited by the Thai government in Thailand (on Farang skin, that is, because they don't show proper respect to Buddhist symbols...)
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby Dhammakid » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done peeling and scabbing. I want to get text added eventually - "Inquire Within" - to the neckline. I know it's not a specific Buddhist phrase, but it's short and fits the space.
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Sounds like a good addition!
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby yawares » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:23 pm

Dhammakid wrote:
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My first tattoo. Got it this past Saturday, October 13, at Always Heavenly Bound tattoo shop in Helen, GA.


Dear Dhammakid,

I really like your Buddha Tattoo....I wish I could find 'tiny Buddha tattoos(stick it/remove)...so I can stick a tiny beautiful Buddha tattoo on my forehead on every Uposatha Day....I wish my wish come true! :anjali:

yawares :heart: Buddhas
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Re: My Thai Buddha Tattoo

Postby Dhammakid » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:20 am

Thanks again, everyone. It's looking great since it finally stopped peeling and scabbing. I can't wait to add the text. I've also been thinking about adding some soft fire effects, a lotus flower and maybe a dhamma wheel somewhere around it. We'll see what the artist can come up with next time I visit him.

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