Ink entry #4
Quite a long time ago, I watched and loved the movie series The Matrix. At a certain point the Latin phrase “Temet Nosce” (which means know thyself) comes up, and ever since then I have been drawn to the saying. I would have had this inked instead of having it in English, but I decided that since of all my future tattoos will probably be in other languages I should have at least one in English. That way, people can understand it right away without too much explanation.
As far as its meaning, I strongly believe that as we go on through life we should discover ourselves and our being. We are all a unique composition of events and ideas and have yet to gain more as we continue to grow. And once we master ourselves and our own existence, we can then find our true potential, power, limitations, and ultimately, our own purpose.
There’s also a great quote that I’ll share with you to close.
“By ‘Knowing Thyself’ we shape thy spirit. By shaping thy spirit, we discover our power. By discovering our power, we learn to focus our intention and create consciously. Through our intentions and our creations, we shape the world. When we shape our world through our power, we realize authentic power, not the abuse of power. Here, we find our joy… our peace… and our bliss! By following our bliss is how we learn to be, and from our being, we grow… At that point, we are free … enlightened and enlivened.’” —Deborah Reckmeyer
Ink done by Riley at Aloha Tattoo
Study of Body + Cloth, Part II
Second photoshoot around this motif (It’s for a class project if you haven’t guessed already. Also went stark naked in the name of art again, booyah).
Photos by Jordan Harrison
Part I can be viewed here.
Study of Cloth + Body
Project for and photos by: Jordan Harrison
I’m starting to see very small but noticeable changes! Compared to my Day o14 picture, (I think) my entire set of abs are starting to become outlined? Or maybe I’m just seeing things. Working out and running are becoming a habit and I’m also slowly getting into the diet I want. Here’s to working even harder and being more motivated!
PS: I added a moustache because I was bored. Ouah, J’adore ça!
Woop woop, progress! Follow my fitness blog here.