The theme of the mediator is an expression of freedom and inner liberty. It doesn’t matter if we’re getting locked in or whatever others try to impose on us if our mind is free. That’s the untouchable place, only we have control over. To emphasize the contrast and balance in the whole composition, I’ve decided to work with large light and dark areas (negative-space), in this case, with triangular shapes. The triangle holds a symbolic meaning for “simplicity” itself since it is the most simplistic shape with a minimum of three needed points (polygon).
In the meditator’s lap, I’ve placed a Lotus, every paddle representing one of the seven layers of consciousness, which are shedding off to reveal the inner core. The place from where we have to act, speak and create. To build more dynamic in the composition of the meditator with the lotus, which is a classic, I’ve decided to add stylized circuit-board looking roots to the lotus. This brings a modern feel to the composition and reminds us that these ancient practices are still in our full-technological environment essential, maybe even more than ever before. On the top-part is an array of five birds, creating a sort of halo around the meditators to support the entire theme of “Inner-Freedom.”
The design was made for my latest online-design course, and I would love to tattoo it as well.
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This Tattoo will take me two full-day sessions; if you’re interested, please reach out to me so that we can book your session: firstname.lastname@example.org and mention in the subject-line “Meditator Wanna-do.” I will only take this wanna-do appointment right now, but my bookings for other projects are still closed. Thanks for your understanding.