lostintheasylum  asked:

Tell me and THE WORLD what your tattoo means

There is a lot and I forget parts at time.

The basic idea is equivielent exchange, which is the basic law of alchemy. You cannot gain something without sacrificing something of equal or greater value.

  • To me this has been a heavily common theme throughout my life to this time.

Secondly is the  numerology to it. Three, four, and seven are lucky numbers to me. They are also important in many other cultures. Three is a pretty standard number of power, and four has many other connotations, the four trade winds, four seasons, four cardinal directions, etc…and seven is the most powerful magical number which also happens to be the added sum of both three and four.

  • If you can see there is three outer crosses, which have four points, the inner circles there are three, three line markings contain the crosses (there are little border things in the inner corners of them) Then the four inner crosses…etc

The words

Focus, Clarity, Resolve. Three things this world could do with more of. And three things I need to grant myself. The placement is on my right arm, which I treat as my sword. My left is my shield and protects me…keeps me introverted. My placement on my right arm is a step away from my shyness and fears. So that it may grant me strength when I am weak, and provide for me the strength when others are weak.

  • If you notice the outside looks very ordered and symmetrical but the inner section looks almost not centered? It was originally a thing I didn’t notice in my excitement, but while it was being inked…I realized that the way we look at things isn’t always right. Sometimes things may look perfect and flawless on the outside, but the inside isn’t always so nice and ordered. It showed me to take time with things, and not always make fast judgement on the outside.
Also because of that. The original ‘top’ is now pointing forward. Which reminds me that I must always keep moving forward no matter what happens or would attempt to stop me. A thing that worked out rather well, the triangle is also a summoning symbol for Durn* the Disordered. (not sure if it was Durn…been a bit since I checked after I saw the symbol post tattoo)
  • Oh the final one…As a fallen seraph, or in general, I have an obsession with crosses as a symbol. Not in the Christian sense, but the symbol speaks to me and i’m not sure why.
I think I hit on all the points now. [Also I was allowed to use this by the artist I who made it, some minor changes were made…I am contacting the artist thanking him and showing him how it turned out. The runes do mean something which is why I didn’t have them put in …yet…also NOT FULL METAL ALCHEMIST RELATED] :)

So I still cannot quite believe that I am teaching now. Even if I am student teaching. I am teaching. I am leading students in their education. Assigning work, leading lessons and instruction, grading work. I am becoming Mr. Buck their teaching.

I cannot believe that the kid I was in high school and college is the man I am today. Balancing Post-Baccalaureate education, a job, student teaching, and a girlfriend 2000miles away. It is amazing that each day moves closer to my dream. A dream I didn’t know I had until almost too late. I am becoming a teacher!

And discovering Adam Young’s side project Windsor Airlift is adding to this reminiscence. It makes me think back to people who are important in my memories. Jackie, Kime, Austin, Akbar, Tom, Alden, Jenny….

And those who have met me later in life which is namely…Katelynn. Who gets a special call because she has seen me at my best and my worst. And carries a similar dream. Heidi, my beautiful girlfriend who has grown to mean so much to me in such a short time and great distance, and for whom I am so important to as well. You mean so much to me and I miss you. I cannot wait for both our dreams to become our reality. We’re almost there.

All but one that were there and are still there for me through so many years and changes and growth. People for whom I would not be sitting here being able to be amazed that I am becoming so close to my dream!

  1. lostintheasylum replied to your postYeah!! I’m getting a fox on my left forearm and some Bring Me The Horizon Lyrics on my lower back hips hella yeah! Im so pumped! Alan Chen is doing them, he did the one on my side :D
  2. rosemary-kisses replied to your post11 :P Yep haha :P That’s pretty cool! :D Why don’t you go back to it?

(if it keeps the form it shows them in my text right here awesome)

Kime: Nice! Alan was going to do my shoulder but the timing didn’t work out so I got it done back in Iowa, it was more expensive, but it got me hooked up with an awesome artist who I may get some amazing deals out of. She’s also super chill so..yay, and yeah Alan has QUALITY work! I’ve seen it and I was blown away!

Rosemary-kisses: Uh…I’m too busy and it would be hard to find places to skate and also considering how long it has been I wouldn’t be able to compete at the level I could be had i continued. Also my flexibility is too lacking to do most of the male maneuver counterparts.