Originally Posted by clothdipemomof2boy
what does Tatt #3 mean just wondering it looks really cool.
I wanted to get one on my back too does it hurt realllly bad the one on my leg didnt hurt at all.
It's a Buddhist mantra written in Tibetan script-om mani peme hung
(or om mani padme hum depending on the region/pronunciation)
It doesn't have an exact meaning- lots of interpretations. But one I found described it as the 'jewel of the lotus' which stand for wisdom and compassion. So basically a mantra (prayer) for wisdom and compassion.
I chose my forearm since it is a part of my body that moves constantly- so it is like having it on a prayer wheel which is supposed to increase it's effects. Also, tattoos with mantras should only be placed on the upper half of your body- above the waist.
And no, before anyone asks, I'm not a practicing Buddhist, but I do believe in many Buddhist principles and think it's a beautiful religion.