Monthly Archives: October 2011

biomechanical tattoo

Australian client gets a custom black and gray biomechanical design, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall makati manila.

sacred heart

Australian client gets a sacred heart of jesus black and gray portrait design done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall makati manila. The Sacred Heart is a medieval symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, particularly within the Roman Catholic Church. The sacred heart signifies the redeeming love of God as the source of illumination and happiness, hence the flames, and the thorns representing the Crown of Thorns that Christ wore on the Cross. As a tattoo design, large, brilliantly coloured Sacred Hearts have become very popular tattoo designs with women in the New School genre of tattooing, with the image often having a place of prominence of the chest or ribcage.

In Judaism, the word ‘heart’ represented the core of the person. Not only was it the principle physical organ, it was considered the seat of spirituality. The heart was the emotional centre, and from there flowed love towards the divine. The psalms are full of references to the heart being the communication center between God and human. In the Gospels, Jesus talks of the heart representing love, humility and gentleness and there are many stories of the outpouring of Christ’s love for the grieving and the suffering of the people.

The Sacred Heart is probably the most easily recognized symbol of the Catholic faith, and represents the love of the Saviour for all mankind. It appears as a heart in flames, pierced by a wound from a lance, and enclosed in a crown of thorns. The flames represent love and spiritual fervor. The wounds and crown refer to the way Christ died, but they are also symbols of man’s ingratitude. They also suggest contrition and repentance. The spear or lance was the weapon used by the Roman soldier who, from the foot of the cross, drove it into Christ’s side, ending his life. From the wound flowed water and blood, becoming the symbols of the ‘springs of salvation’ and the ‘fountain of sacramental life in the Church’. Today, those who devote themselves to the Sacred Heart do so to create within themselves the love and compassion as taught by Jesus Christ.

Saint Justin, the martyr, said that Christians were ‘carved out of Jesus’ heart’. Other early saints talked of the ‘living waters that flow from the heart of Christ’. Early Christian mystics are reported to have received visions of the Heart in a circle of thorns. The Jesuits and Franciscans placed images of the Sacred Heart on their books and walls of churches, but devotional fervor really took off when, in 1673, a French nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, saw Jesus in a series of visions. Christ spoke to her of his heart as being ‘passionately inflamed with love’ for all mankind, and directed her to proclaim that love. That heart, she claimed, was ‘like a furnace’. After her death, the bishop of Marseilles consecrated the city to the Sacred Heart, so they might be spared from the plague. It must have worked, because the symbol was thereafter used as a protective charm against the scourge.

sun tattoo

angel tattoo

An angel tattoo design is an overtly religious symbol. Angels are anthropomorphic – meaning in the shape of men – winged forms intended to transmit the word of God to humankind. Angels personify divine will and are the messengers of God.

 

Winged messengers appear in a number of religions as intermediaries between the spiritual and material worlds, but appear most often in Islamic, Jewish but most particularly the Christian faiths. The word angel comes from the Greek ‘aggelos’, meaning messenger. Angels make frequent appearances in the Christian Bible, not only as messengers of God but also delivering his protection or punishment. Angels act as God’s intermediaries, carrying out God’s will in the affairs of man.

 

 

girl tattoo

rework tattoo of a mantra

Mantras were originally conceived in the Vedas. Most mantras follow the written pattern of two line “shlokas” although they are often found in single line or even single word form.

The most basic mantra is Aum, which in Hinduism is known as the “pranava mantra,” the source of all mantras. The Hindu philosophy behind this is the idea of nama-rupa (name-form), which supposes that all things, ideas or entities in existence, within the phenomenological cosmos, have name and form of some sort. The most basic name and form is the primordial vibration of Aum, as it is the first manifested nama-rupa of Brahman, the unmanifest reality/unreality. Essentially, before existence and beyond existence is only One reality, Brahma, and the first manifestation of Brahma in existence is Aum. For this reason, Aum is considered to be the most fundamental and powerful mantra, and thus is prefixed and suffixed to all Hindu prayers. While some mantras may invoke individual Gods or principles, the most fundamental mantras, like ‘Aum,’ the ‘Shanti Mantra,’ the ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and others all ultimately focus on the One reality. Mantra tattoo rework done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall makati manila.

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