Ahimsa – Simply stated, Non Violence. Non Violence in thought, Non Violence in action and Non Violence in speech. This is a Hindu term which means the absence from violence either by thought, word or deed. It implies compassion, respect and loving kindness to all living beings.
I knew I wanted my next tattoo to symbolize and embody this as this is how I strive to live my life. It is imperative to develop a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love. Compassion is such a major theme in my life and one word that describes me perfectly.
So when I was contemplating my newest piece of artwork, I did not have any difficulties in coming to a decision about this. It is sanscrit for Ahimsa. Each of my tattoos has immense meaning to me and represents a certain stage or turning point in my life. Works of art that I am proud to permanently wear for the eternity of this body.
Here is the outline completed without the shading
And the finished piece of art!
This piece of art was completed by Lisa McLeod (click to view her facebook page and other works of art). She is not only a tattoo artist, she is also an artist. She specialized in custom work and has many other projects such as children’s books and art for surfboards. Check out her stuff! If you are looking for some tattoo art work done in the Hampton Roads area, she is working on her portfolio and has a lot of great good deals!