My Tattoo




My tattoo

Originally uploaded by ShawnGrimes

So many things have been going on lately that I haven’t had time to post. Some cool news that is a few weeks out of date is that I got two tattoos on my wrist Labor Day weekend. I went up to the beach for some R&R and passed a tattoo shop, Independent Tattoo, on my way to the trailer. After tossing the idea around in my head for months and having picked the design and location, I decided now was a good point time in my life to get them.

The design is of a Buddhist lotus flower. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhism. Lotus flowers seed themselves as they bloom. This action can be used to symbolize many different meanings but some of the most important to me are:
Every ending is a new beginning.
Every experience is the start of some future experience.
It represents purity of body, speech, and mind, floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.
According to legend, the Buddha was born with the ability to walk and everywhere he stepped, lotus flowers bloomed.

I already have an idea for my next one and have the location picked out. It just needs to be refined a little and I need another major event in my life to mark.


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