Discussion in 'Vaginarium' started by KungFool7, Oct 6, 2005.
Crosses and anhks and such.
You're allowed to get those too!
yea crosses are a wicked looking symbol. its just unfortunate what they really do symbolize.
just not down with teh 'religion'.
i have jesus on me but im far from religious
Ya know what, I was thinking the same thing. I'm not religious, but I love the artistry look of churches; I love crosses ,etc.
It's just beautiful work that i am a fan of
Although....I would never want to get a cross on me for fear that people might think I'm christian. Ick.
fuck christian imagery, be jealous of the middle east! No icons...so much sick fucking ornamentation its not even funny.
I just think crosses, especially ones with a celtic influence, are so cool. if i was religious, i would get a full backpiece of one.
I'm religious and I have a cross tattoo on my back in between my shoulder blades. It has a celtic/tribal look to it. I'll try and get pics.
I'll be waiting with bells on.
I'm guessing you didn't understand...13 of the words I quoted?
i didn't understand them either.
Icons are images of saints/jesus/mary etc. They are believe to embody the powers of the person in the image and are revered heavily in christian society.
Islamic and muslim people are iconoclasts- they will destroy icons rather than live with them. Search google for hagia sophia, it was a christian church in constantinople: once the center of the byzantine empire (roman control- christian...constantine...). Once the christians were forced out, it was turned into a mosque and all the images were covered up or destroyed.
Most middle eastern cultures don't allow icons, so their decoration was purely words or ornamentation. No faces, no humans, no animals. Search for the alhambra or the great mosque to get some examples of their decoration, which is far more impressive than anything to come out of christian art at the time.
Some people are starting to get into sanskrit because they like the style, this is more impressive IMO.
Here are some pictures from the alhambra for you:
The alhambra is completely covered in decoration- every single inch of it. In some rooms they are just covered in calligraphic poems about god. It was a getaway palace for the rulers. If you are ever in barnes and noble walk over to the art books and there should be a few just on the alhambra, go wild.
That has been your easy art history lesson for the day.
I just had a weird thought process.
I was thinking, "Fuck the muslims AND their art, if i was getting a religious tattoo, it would be christian".
Then i thought "I grew up christian, i know the bullshit contained within it and would never get a christian tattoo, yet i know nothing about muslims but would light my own pubes before i got a muslim tattoo".
It was right about then when i realized, i need to stop watching CNN.
btw, joy...thanks for making a good contribution to the thread.
np. I miss school
let me clarify for you specifically...
I went " " to your "fuck christian imagery..." comment. It was a stupid one to make.
People think my tattoo is sanskrit.
This was done at Big Brain in Omaha, NE by a very talented lady. Sorry if you guys don't have meaning to get a cross and what not, but besides the hertiage and christian side of this there is ALOT to getting it here. This is on my left ankle for a reason. I have had two surgeries and some hardware install in this every since I got hurt in the Air Force. It symbolizes much as.
1. It was the end of my military career/stint
2. Learning that my body is something that will weather away if I like it or not.
3. It was also a start of a turning point on new realizations in life and a reminder of the pain/sweat/tears I went through to reshape my life by joining.
4. A simple reminder that god will hurt me for my own protection.
5. A most of all, for my BJJ/MMA buddies to not crank on it
if you look up the origin of the cross you wills ee that its not really a religious symbol, but over the years its just become greatly associated with christian faith.
fintheman, I hurt my ankle as well and I have a scar that is virtually identical to yours