When I passed Crys on Seventh Avenue last Friday, I knew I had to stop and ask about his arm.
Aside from the matching ohms-within-nautical stars on both elbows, Crys has two main pieces on his left arm.
Chronologically, the dragon came first:
He got it basically because he liked the design. It was inked by Nick at True Blue Tattoo in Austin, Texas.
The kanji surrounding the dragon were added later at Atomic Tattoo & Body Piercing, also in Austin. These were gifts from Crys' girlfriend. According to Chrys, going clockwise from the top, the kanji represnt love, honor, peace and life.
After that, he went back later to Atomic Tattoo and added the fire around the dragon to give his arm more color.
Finally, he added the Buddha at a shop in Houston:
Actually, a friend of his, Corey, from Austin, designed and drew up the initial sketch. Crys doesn't remember where it was inked.
Thanks to Crys for sharing his arm with us here on Tattoosday!