Friday, November 9, 2007
The Tattooed Buddhist: A Buddha Tattoo Anyone?
Are Buddhism and tattoos compatible? Well, that all depends on who you ask. For some, using the body as a canvas is an appropriate way of demonstrating one's commitment to Buddhist practice. For others, tattoos are contrary to the fundamental Buddhist precept of non-attachment.
We at The Buddha Diaries - always interested in matters pertaining to both art and Buddhism - find this debate rather fascinating. Being incorrigible art snobs, however, we are even more interested in the question of whether or not Buddhist tattoos have any artistic merit.
Here's a sampling of what our exploration of the internet turned up:
Sak Yant Tattoos
Yoso Tattoo Studio
Asian Wave Tattoo
The Buddhist Blog
Any thoughts, out there?