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Designs By Dana
(859) 292-8871
631 Main St
Covington, KY
 
Arts Ink
(859) 261-0111
1004 Madison Ave
Covington, KY
 
Body Art
(859) 431-2998
1562 Madison Ave
Covington, KY
 
Redemption Tattoo
(859) 291-5200
212 Elm St
Covington, KY
 
Beelistic Tattoo Studio
(513) 221-8202
2516 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH
 
Mysterious Tattoo
(859) 291-8288
415 Scott St
Covington, KY
 
Designs By Dana
(859) 292-8871
631 Main St
Covington, KY
 
Body Creations
(859) 727-1049
212 Elm St
Ludlow, KY
 
Body Creations
(859) 727-1049
212 Elm St
Covington, KY
 
Matrix Body Piercing
(513) 751-2639
2629 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH
 

Parasol tattoos

Chattra Parasol Tattoos - The word 'Parasol' literally means, 'against the sun'. The purpose of the parasol, therefore, is to create shade that protects one against the heat of the sun, or alternatively a downpour of rain from the heavens (see, Umbrella ). But the parasol originated in those areas of the world where the mid-day sun was a source of scorching heat and men and animals alike sought the shade of trees for relief from its burning rays. As one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism, the parasol implies protection from the heat of suffering, desire, obstacles and illness. The protective force or shelter of the Parasol is an embodiment or symbol of the Buddha's teachings, called dharma. Depictions of the Buddha often show him protected from above by an elaborate parasol.

In India, the ultimate symbol of a person's status was to be protected by a parasol held above them, like a mobile temple. This suggested royalty, or at least great wealth, social status and rank, since you had to be rich enough to pay someone to constantly carry your parasol.

Tibetan Buddhists created a version of the parasol, sometimes square, but usually with an 8-spoked frame of wood that represented the Noble Eight-Fold Path. The dome was silk-covered with pendants hanging from the rim. The dome implied wisdom, while the overhanging skirt symbolized compassion. Wisdom and compassion - these two attributes are not commonly exhibited together in a single individual - but they are hallmarks of an enlightened state of mind. The skirted parasol symbolizes a union of these dual elements.

In Tibet, religious leaders were honoured with a silk parasol, while secular rulers were attended with embroidered umbrellas of peacock feathers. The Dalai Lama is entitled to both.

Buddhist symbols of good fortune, such as the parasol, were all part of early Indian iconography. Many of these symbols were prominently figured and depicted in such major cultural events as the coronation of kings. Buddhist legend suggests that the Eight Auspicious Symbols were offerings made to Buddha by the gods upon his enlightenment. In relation to the Buddha, the parasol can be seen as simply a sign of spiritual power. It also suggests the good fortune waiting to descend upon one who follows the path.

The parasol, or umbrella as it is more commonly known in the West, has been viewed as the 'dome of the sky'. Again, the shadow it creates is one of protection on earth. A vertical han...

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