About this tattoo
I am a practicing Buddhist, so Buddha having a center spot in my back was always what I wanted.
The Dharma wheel signifies the teachings of the Buddha, as each stoke represents one of his teachings (I.e. Generosity, Kindness, Tolerance, Mindfulness, etc.). The writing that goes around Buddha is in Sanskrit, and it means “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” The writing above his head says “Nothing is permanent.”. This gives me peace and centeredness and the strength to be in the moment.
The writing on the left side of my shoulder is a part of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important and sacred texts in Hinduism. It shows my tolerance and openness towards other religions, and it is a prayer that I had picked to protect my husband and to keep all harm and/or enemies away from him. Orchids stand for purity, and they are my favorite flowers.
I have more tattoos on my left arm and a very big one on my left thigh. I am looking forward to my next one, done by my amazingly gifted artist.