Tattoo

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Chairman Goodchild
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Tattoo

Post by Chairman Goodchild » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:35 pm

I had traveled across continents for my research. The once-great monastery had fallen into decrepitude; its remaining caretakers a few elderly monks. One of whom, flattered by my attention, beckoned me into a nearby cell where he lowered his robe and exposed his back to me.

Samsara; the endless cycle of death and rebirth. Etched across his leathery back were heavens and hells; realms of suffering, desire and enlightenment, in exquisite color and minute detail.
I asked, “Is it not forbidden in your order to mark flesh with tattoos?” The old monk grinned and replied, “I was born with them.”

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Re: Tattoo

Post by bounceswoosh » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:05 pm

Love it! Especially as I have a tattoo of a bird on my forearm, symbolizing (to me) bhodichitta

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Re: Tattoo

Post by strawman » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:04 am

Isaiah 49:
"Behold, I have carved you on the palm of my hand"

Yahweh gots ink!
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: Tattoo

Post by Horrorshow » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:21 pm

Nicely drafted drabble and excellent use of the word, "decrepitude".

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Re: Tattoo

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:40 am

This is pretty cool.
~ What's that in the mirror, or the corner of your eyes. What's those footsteps following but never passing by . . .

~ The Doctor

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