Script & Scroll Tattoos Arvada CO
Wheat Ridge, CO
Script & scroll tattoos
Scripts, Scrolls and Letters - A picture may speak a thousand words but there are times in life when a few well-chosen words can say volumes and move mountains. Who amongst us has ever forgotten the exact time and place we were when that special someone, the who caused our heart to grow faint at the sight of them, looked deep in our eyes and proclaimed for the first time, "I love you". You swooned. We all did, and still do. It is an integral and beautiful part of the human condition. Sometimes, a few words can say it all.
A heart tattoo is one thing, a heart tattoo that says "Mom or Dad" in a ribbon or scroll across the heart takes it to a whole new level. Getting a tattoo with the name or the initials of the one you love can be a greater commitment than getting married. You may part ways with the one you once loved, but the tattoo will still be there. There is an old expression among tattoo artists, "Love last six months, but a tattoo lasts forever!"
Tattooing has long been enamored with words. Sailors tattooed HOLD on the fingers of one hand, and FAST on the fingers of the other, as protective amulets so that they would never lose their grip on the riggings and lines high above deck and plunge to their death. LOVE and HATE, LOVE and PAIN, LIVE and FAST are all tattoos that have been popular on fingers over the years.
Likewise, Buddhist texts are reminders of spiritual truths and also act as protection against evil. Even more magical are the tattoos inked by priests in Thailand. Devotees pray in preparation for the tattooing ritual of the sacred text, and may enter a state of ecstasy afterwards. These texts, beautiful in form and meaning, originate from enlightened minds, so placement on the body should be considered with care.
Angelina Jolie, Brandon Boyd, and David Beckham carry sacred texts around with them, including the well-known 'Om mane padme om', which denotes loving kindness, purification and protection. Mantras like these are powerful, so should be correctly drawn and appropriately located, always high on the body. Proportion and construction of the characters might also be important, since the text sometimes gains power from its form, not just from its intellectual meaning.
In India, some sects have sacred Hindu texts inscribed on every part of their bodies to protect them from harm - even inside the mouth! There's no squelching the devotions of the devout. And in Japan there's the famous ghost movie where the young monk is covered with sacred Buddhist text -- except for one ear. And that's where the nasty spirit got to him, through his ear!
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