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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 5 2014, 05:22 PM
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Alright folks, I did it smile.gif It's my first tattoo and I am very proud of starting this little project smile.gif

It's actually not that little, because it's something that I will hold for all my life with me, in my heart and on my skin, to remind me of the way in which I should live if I will wander astray.

Basically, these are the 7 virtues of a warrior as they are written in the Bushido code. They represent the essence of a true warrior:



This is the first one (Makoto, meaning Sincerity) and I will have each of the remaining 6 done, one/month until they are all here .. Now the most difficult part is here - walking through life like a warrior. Wish me luck smile.gif

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post Apr 5 2014, 05:35 PM
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Congrats for your first tattoo smile.gif
To be honest I always thought why you don't have any tattoo, because it will fits very cool with your image tongue.gif It's a must for Wolverine to have a tattoo biggrin.gif
BTW looks very cool smile.gif

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post Apr 5 2014, 05:39 PM
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Congratulations on your first tattoo. I haven't got any yet, but I kind of have a few in mind for some point in my life.


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post Apr 5 2014, 06:09 PM
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Nice work Cos!! Where are you going to put the others in the set??


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post Apr 5 2014, 06:14 PM
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very nicely done indeed.
I like the the theme you are going for, it totally suits you 100% smile.gif



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post Apr 5 2014, 06:26 PM
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Congrats Cosmin! It looks killer! smile.gif I also wonder where the other ones will be done...


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post Apr 5 2014, 08:34 PM
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Nice tat...Be careful though...there is a problem sometimes with getting Chinese or Japanese symbols tattooed. At times they can mean something different than you think...even if you think you have a reliable source.


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post Apr 5 2014, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 5 2014, 04:22 PM) *
Alright folks, I did it smile.gif It's my first tattoo and I am very proud of starting this little project smile.gif

It's actually not that little, because it's something that I will hold for all my life with me, in my heart and on my skin, to remind me of the way in which I should live if I will wander astray.

Basically, these are the 7 virtues of a warrior as they are written in the Bushido code. They represent the essence of a true warrior:



This is the first one (Makoto, meaning Sincerity) and I will have each of the remaining 6 done, one/month until they are all here .. Now the most difficult part is here - walking through life like a warrior. Wish me luck smile.gif

Sweet, howed that spot feel. I have a sleeve that goes up there covering up to the same spot and for me it kinda sucked right there. wink.gif

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post Apr 5 2014, 11:08 PM
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Congratulations Cosmin!

These symbols and their meanings are cool! I like the REI one.
And the MEIYO one looks like an XD face with a tall hat biggrin.gif.

I always wanted to get a tattoo but it always seemed like I won't like it in a few months or years. But the best tattoos
I've seen are always about a lifestyle, something that you truly believe in and is very significant to you. Very nice!
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post Apr 6 2014, 12:09 AM
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Congrats!! Looks painful!

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 5 2014, 12:22 PM) *
Alright folks, I did it smile.gif It's my first tattoo and I am very proud of starting this little project smile.gif

It's actually not that little, because it's something that I will hold for all my life with me, in my heart and on my skin, to remind me of the way in which I should live if I will wander astray.

Basically, these are the 7 virtues of a warrior as they are written in the Bushido code. They represent the essence of a true warrior:



This is the first one (Makoto, meaning Sincerity) and I will have each of the remaining 6 done, one/month until they are all here .. Now the most difficult part is here - walking through life like a warrior. Wish me luck smile.gif


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post Apr 6 2014, 04:10 PM
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How did you find the pain getting tattooed there Cosmin. There is not a lot of fat there on the body so it must of felt quite stingy.
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post Apr 6 2014, 04:58 PM
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Looks great C-Master !!

Whenever you feel yourself noticing the pain too much just remember 'The only opponent is within !' biggrin.gif


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post Apr 6 2014, 06:23 PM
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Thank you very much everyone!

Well, to start answering the main questions biggrin.gif It did hurt, a bit, but the artist which I am working with on this 'project' is a highly skilled professional and made it very bearable for me. He is pretty much the best there is around and you can check out his works here: http://www.spunker.ro/#/search/alex

We've been friends since 2004 and I have witnessed his evolution as a tattoo artist - amazing! He is also a very big fan of the Japanese culture/swordsmanship and Musashi and it was only right to do this with him, as he understands the idea as well.

About the others - there will be another one on my right shoulder up front, where this one is, 2 on the upper sides of my back and 3 along the spine.

About the true meaning - I spoke with my Sensei and he gave me the right kanji as they are in the Bushido depictions in Japan.

I will share the pictures of the following ones in May 8th and June 17th smile.gif


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