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in my sophomore year of college this guy made these items which quickly became a craze across campus. i myself bought one of his sweaters, which says “GOOD AND DEAD” across the chest and “ARM PAIN” along the sleeves. he showed up at 11 pm on a bicycle to deliver the goods in the dead of winter, wearing a metal t-shirt tucked into khakis. his facebook screen name is an indecipherable series of symbols. i have no authentic way to credit him but i want to share his art with you.

UPDATE! i was able to identify the artist as daniel guinness. he gave me permission to keep these images up and to include his email address dguinness@mica.edu if you would like to buy one! please support his art :)

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Yesterday was super lousy for me, so obviously the best way to stress relieve was to draw Pap in different outfits for the rest of the day.

We all like to imagine him being cute and stylish if he wore normal clothes, but I think realistically, he would probably have a closet full of nothing but Ed Hardy and random metal band t-shirts that he thought looked cool. :B

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My best friend @rachel-inlovewithnature is the most awesome person ever!! She surprised me with some new shirts!! I finally have a Ghost shirt and an A Perfect Circle shirt. With a new Slipknot shirt. She is the best!!

Subjects and Symbols - The Baphomet

The modern tattoo imaginery is often full of ancient symbols. Their roots and original meanings, are often different from what contemporary pop culture convinced us of.

I’d like to go a bit deeper on some of them, starting from one of my favourites.


The Baphomet

(pic: Eliphas Levi’s illustration, from his first book)

To talk about the Baphomet, to understand how complex and deep its roots are,  (A recent theory even see the Baphomet as the Shroud of Turin, or  Sacred Sindon) we can start from his name.

There are many theories about its origin, recurring for the first time during the inquisitions, when the templars were accused of erethic behaviour and idolatrization of a bearded figure. For some, it was just a transcription of the suffering noise from tortured templars, some sort of extorted confession from someone unable to speak.

For some others, the word “Baphomet” came from “Abu fihama” , from arab “father of unknown”. Or from greek words “Baphe” and “Metis”, that can be translated with “wisery baphtism”. Or, again. from hebraic “Behemoth”, or “beasts”.

According to Eliphas Levi, one of the greatest occultist and esoterist from the past centuries, the word Baphometh was “Tem. ohp. ab” spelled backwards, from the latin “Templi omnium hominum pacis abhas “, or “father of the universal peace among men”.

And these are just some of the most common interpretations.

(pic: Mike Moses)

As in the Eliphas Lévi’s famous illustration (from his 1897’s book, “Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie”  a modern standard for occultism) the Baphomet is usually represented as anthropomorphic figure, with a goat head and a torche on it symbolizing knowledge, a pentacle on his forehead, wings, female breast, a caduceus shaped penis, and the latin words “solve” and “coagula” on his forearms. One of the arms is supposed to be feminine, as another sign of the androgic nature of his figure. The hands (“Chesed”and“Geburah” for Levi) pose, are recalling Hermes Trismegistus principle “Whatever is below is similar to that which is above. Through this the marvels of the work of one thing are procured and perfected” (just one of its various translations, and probably the easier to understand). Each of the elements of his complex representation have been objects of studies for centuries, and would be impossible to go through all of them here (and without a specific competence).

(pic: Alex Rusty)

What we can say is that the Baphomet, as explained from Levi’s studies, is the incarnation of the top of the alchemic process, where opposite forces matches leading to (spirtual) enlightenment.

It was meant to incarnate balance, wisdom, the alchemic world itself.

In the modern imaginery, after Aleister Crowley (who claimed to be Levi’s reincarnation) used “Baphometh” as one of his names, and then Anton LaVey started using the “Baphomet Seal” (a goat  head in a reversed pentacle) as the symbol for his church of Satan, we are used to see the baphomet as pure evil, a grotesque monster, or just a nice subject for a metal band’s t-shirt. But if you ask me, the original meaning is by far the most complex, fascinating and interesting one.

(pic:Angelo Barulli)

(pic: Daniel Baczewski)

More Baphomet inspired tattoos here and here.

  • metal artist 1: (has no guitar, drums, bass, anything, just murmurs into the microphone with reverb on and records himself vomiting and farting but hes doing it in the ruins of an abandoned norwegian church)
  • metal archives: this is metal yeah. like dark-ambient inspired shit. i like it. very kvlt
  • metal artist 2: (in a metal band, wears tight t-shirts though, hasnt killed a man yet)
  • metal archives: sorry man. cant do it. youre not metal. see. youre... -JUST off the metal graph. sorry man. cant do it. (under breath)fuckin fairy

anonymous asked:

Fyodor arrives on set with his starbucks cup of coffee and a russian heavy metal band T-shirt

YES! Fyodor loves coffee because his family owns a coffee shop in Russia (his immediate family is wealthy). He loves music, arts and is a very good tattoo artist irl! in fact, he was the one to convince Asagiri to include the “Rat Logo” (Yes, why do you think the Rats is the only organization in the series with a LOGO! its because of Fyodor! XD) When Asagiri finally agreed, Fyodor asked if he put one on the cello.

Fyodor: can I draw the logo on cello-chan?

Asagiri: We are done talking

In the end, Fyodor put it on the cello’s back - thankfully at the back or Asagiri will lose his mind. Few days later, he started to sell t-shirts with the Rat Logo at the center and Dazai is his first customer.

Head Canons: Dark

Darkiplier;
•Aka the Grade A Emo Kid
•his one weakness is screaming music
•he can’t hurt you if you’re wearing a metal band t-shirt
•listens to Evanescence unironically
•Has all his suits custom made to fit him
•Budget???What the FUCK is that???
•Has a Suit buying problem
•You know Barney Stinson?? Dark has more suits than him.
•He let’s Wilford set things on fire
•Mostly just Mark’s stuff though.
• He has a poster in his room
•he doesn’t know what it used to be but he painted it black and hung it up.
•More so to cover the Wilford’s head-shaped hole in the wall.
•To see him better put on those 3D glasses you get at the movies
•he might punch you as a result
•But he’ll punch you in style
•He’s the guy that if you go to him and say ‘someone stole my wallet’ he’d go beat up the guy that stole it
•And then beat you up for being a loser
•And end up keeping the wallet
•He’s an angsty little shit
•He might act all high and mighty
•But he’s scared of the tiniest of snakes
•like seriously
•He once saw a caterpillar
•And screamed 'Its a mini snake’
•He has Satan in his phone under 'side bitch’.

More to come soon.