Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chris and His Tattoo Draw on Mental Alchemy

Last week on Wall Street, I met Chris, who was visiting the U.S. from the Netherlands. He had an interesting-looking tribal tattoo on his left arm:

He credited the work to an artist named Jeff at Stillwaters Tattoo in Tilburg, in the Netherlands.

He told me it was based on his own sketch, and said that "he redesigned my own sketch ... it's something he just drew ...mine was way too detailed and he made it simpler, a little bit rougher than it was."

When I asked if it had any specific meaning, he elaborated:
"It's kinda dangerous to show this in public, actually, because it's all about the triangle here at the top...
It's a square in the middle and the circle, it could remind someone of the Illuminati, some people actually thought it was, but it's actually from Mental Alchemy and it means finding love in everything and everyone. It actually comes from this program that was made in the US, this guy, he was just walking past someone in Islamic clothing ...and he had a problem with his car and he stopped and he helped him for a couple of hours and he said, 'Well, I believe in Mental Alchemy and that basically resembles a triangle with a square in the middle, a circle that touches everything' ... mental alchemy... finding love in everything and everyone."
Thanks to Chris for sharing his cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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