At noon today, I finally had my second tattoo done. My first - a heart in flames (for passion) with a Sagittarius arrow inside it, is from 1989(!). I had it done in Wheatstone, a part of north London, when I lived there.
I always knew I would have more tattoos done, but it´s taken me this long to decide WHAT I wanted. Something I could live with forever and always feel a part of. Something with a deeper meaning for me.
So here it is, part 2: the South Korean flag - taegeukgi. Beautiful. Symbolic. Soft and Strong. And a part of my heritage for ever.
The center is the taegeuk - the yin and yang symbol which represents the origin of all things in the universe. The blue being yin - the negative aspect and the red being yang - the positive aspect, in perfect balance. Together they show a continuous movement within infinity, the two merging as one.
The four trigrams originate from the I Ching, representing the 4 Taoist philosophical ideas about the Universe: Harmony, Symmetry, Balance & Circulation.
Upper left corner, Keon: sky, spring, east, humanity, father, metal, justice
Lower left corner, Ee: sun, autumn, south, courtesy, son, fire, wisdom
Upper right corner, Kam: moon, winter, north, intelligence, daughter, water, vitality
Lower right corner, Kon: earth. summer, west, righteousness, mother, earth, fertility
What do you think?