Sunday, September 7, 2008
James and His Tree of Life
I spotted this Tree of Life tattoo on Court Street in downtown Brooklyn and started talking to James about it.
It was inked by an ex-girlfriend of his about ten years ago.
The tattoo consists of the tree of life, under which sits Buddha (or The Acorn Man) who is holding a chalice. James pointed out that he is surrounded by a serpent, although it's hard to tell in the piece.
Below it is a rune of protection.
Thanks to James for sharing this tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
Update: One of My regular readers, Livia Indica, who blogs at NeoPagan Ink, pointed me to this source, the Cernunnos on the Gundestrup cauldron:
James told me it was a Buddha, but the similarity between the tattoo and this Celtic god is worth noting. Thanks Livia!