Japanese poem by Fujiwara no Yoshitaka from Ogura 100 poems (early 13th century) "For your precious sake, / Once my eager life itself / Was not dear to me. / But now it is my heart's desire / It may long, long years endure." (calligraphy by yopiko)
Tribute to Ghibli / Spirited Away on Behance - If I ever got a dragon tattoo, it'd be Haku
Rare pic of His Holiness, Dalai lama dressed as Heruka for a ceremony in Tibet.
Japanese words 一期一会 ichi-go-ichi-e: This proverb to come from tea ceremony.It means "This time meeting you in this way is the only once that never comes round. Therefore let's think this moment to be important, and do the highest entertainment that can be done now. This is knowledge of the first on the list of the tea ceremony of Sen no Rikyu. In other words, it means that you may meet the person again and again, but you contact with a person with resolution that it is likely not to meet.
Concept idea for my final tattoo - preferably with a more Chinese style phoenix, to go on the left side of my back. Looking to get this done at Inkdependent Tattoos. Associated with Chinese symbolism, both the dragon and phoenix are used in wedding ceremonies