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    Oct 17, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    so this is the opposite of that other thread.

    everyone who's into ink get in here.

    I'm getting some stuff drawn up and will hopefully get started with the next two weeks, my artist is kinda busy right now with some convention coming up.

    anyways, It's Vidyaraja/Fudo Myo-o

    Mixing a buddhist statue of him with a Japanes Noh Mask for the facial colorations.


    ^_^ I'm excited.

    Second one, but it'll be the start of my left sleeve. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    well I guess nobody gave a shit, but if you'd like to see the first outline, it's on my default pic. ^_^ I'm super stoked.
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    Me likey.
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    looks nice, what's the meaning?
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    Nov 05, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidlooks nice, what's the meaning?

    courtesy of wikipedia because I don't feel like typing.

    "In Vajrayana Buddhism, Ācala (alternatively, Achala or Acalanatha in Sanskrit, Fudō Myōō in Japan) is the best known of the Five Wisdom Kings of the Womb Realm. He is also known as Ācalanātha, Āryācalanātha, Ācala-vidyā-rāja and Caṇḍamahāroṣaṇa. The Sanskrit term ācala means "immovable"; Ācala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to become a bodhisattva. His siddham seed-syllabe is "hāṃ".

    Ācala is the destroyer of delusion and the protector of Buddhism. His immovability refers to his ability to remain unmoved by carnal temptations. Despite his fearsome appearance, his role is to aid all beings by showing them the teachings of the Buddha, leading them into self-control.

    He is seen as a protector and aide in attaining goals. Shingon Buddhist temples dedicated to Ācala perform a periodic fire ritual in devotion to him.

    The buddha Akshobhya, whose name also means "the immovable one", is sometimes merged with Ācala. However, Ācala is not a buddha, but one of the Five Wisdom Kings of the Womb Realm in Vajrayana as found in the Indo-Tibetan tradition, as well as the Japanese Shingon sect of Buddhism.

    As Fudō myōō, Ācala is considered one of the Thirteen Buddhas in Japan. Fudō myōō, meaning "Immovable Wisdom King", is the patron deity of the Yamabushi. He usually holds a sword and a lariat, is clad in rags, has one fang pointing up and another pointing down, and a braid on one side of his head. His statues are generally placed near waterfalls and deep in the mountains and in caves.[1]"

    "The Myō-ō 明王 are warlike and wrathful deities who represent the power of Buddhism to overcome the passions. Five of the Myō-ō are emanations of the Five Buddha of Wisdom (Skt. Dhyāni Buddhas, Jinas), and in this role they guard the four cardinal directions and the center. Introduced to Japan in the 9th century by Japan’s Shingon and Tendai sects of Esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō 密教), the Myō-ō were originally Hindu deities who were later adopted into the pantheon of Esoteric Buddhism to vanquish blind craving. The teachings of Esoteric Buddhism are mystical and hard to understand, and require a high level of devotion and austerity to master. Elaborate and secret ritual practices (utilizing mantras and mudras and mandalas) are used to help partitioners develop and realize the eternal wisdom of the Buddha. This form of Buddhism is not taught to the general public, but is confined mostly to Buddhist believers, priests and those far along the path toward enlightenment.

    Esoteric Buddhism’s main practitioners in Japan were Priest Kūkai 空海 (774 - 835 AD) and Priest Saichō (767 - 822 AD). Kūkai, also called Kōbō Daishi 弘法大師, founded the Shingon Sect of Esoteric Buddhism, while Priest Saichō founded the Tendai Sect. The Myō-ō protect the Buddhist faith and force its outside enemies to surrender. Today, the Myō-ō are revered mainly by the Tendai sect and by the Shingon sect. The latter emphasizes the Great Sun Sutra (Mahavairocana Sutra) and worships Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) as the Cosmic Buddha. Indeed, the Myō-ō are the messengers of Dainichi Nyorai, and represent Dainichi’s wrath against evil and ignorance. Among this group of deities, Fudō Myō-ō is the most widely venerated in Japan, and the chief of all the others"

    "Fudō is a personification of Dainichi Nyorai, and the best known of the Myō-ō, who are venerated especially by the Shingon sect of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō 密教). Fudō converts anger into salvation; has furious, glaring face, as Fudō seeks to frighten people into accepting the teachings of Dainichi Buddha; carries “kurikara” or devil-subduing sword in right hand (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance); holds rope in left hand (to catch and bind up demons); often has third eye in forehead (all-seeing); often seated or standing on rock (because Fudō is “immovable” in his faith). Fudō is also worshipped as a deity who can bring monetary fortune. Also, Fudō's left eye is often closed, and the teeth bite the upper lip; alternatively, Fudō is shown with two fangs, one pointing upward and other pointing downward. Fudō’s aureole is typically the flames of fire, which according to Buddhist lore, represent the purification of the mind by the burning away of all material desires. In some Japanese sculpture, Fudō is flanked by two attendants, Kongara Dōji and Seitaka Dōji. In artwork, Fudō is often accompanied by Eight Great Youths. Fudō is also one of the 13 Deities 十三仏 (Jūsanbutsu) of the Shingon Sect in Japan. In this role, Fudō presides over the memorial service held on the 7th day following one's death."

    there ya go. Enjoy the read. ^_^
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    Nov 05, 2009 2:00 AM GMT
    very nice, but what does it mean to you?
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    Nov 05, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidvery nice, but what does it mean to you?
    it means that I'm looking for the right path in life, and he's going to help me. He's going to take all my angers and frustrations and demons and help me battle them and make the right decisions.
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    Nov 05, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    I love ink- and have a lot!

    As for meanings... most of my work was custom drawn and inked by one of my best friends, and they all have very deep and personal meanings to me that would not be obvious to the outside world, and I would not want to share on a public forum such as this.

    I will mention that the Yin symbol on my hand- which symbolizes the passive and dark side of the yin-yang- matches with the yang symbol on my husband's hand- which symbolizes the dominant and the light. This loosely represents both our roles in the relationship, as well as the unity and interdependence we share, as well as, paradoxically, the fact that he is black and I am white... just like yin-yang itself, you could ponder it ad infinitum.

    Also, the demonic skull with fleshwork gauntlet on my right forearm has hidden meaning- the fleshwork is all rainbow colors- thus a very cryptic nod to my sexuality. I like the fact that I have a rainbow out in the open that nobody would ever guess is gay icon_smile.gif That sort of reflects my attitude and personality. I'm completely out, but I don't advertise it, and none of my mannerisms would suggest it... Until I'm out with my man, and we are both openly affectionate with one another.

    If anyone wants to check out the backpiece or mine and my husbands hands linked, go to my myspace page at and look in my photos section in the "body ART" folder. While you're at it, add me if you want to be friends.