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GODDESS GUAN YIN

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Last week Ade continued to work on this sleeve, this time he added the Goddess on the lower arm called Guan Yin. 

Guan Yin means “Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the (human) World”. In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin is the same as the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (enlightenment being), the highest form of mercy, compassion, kindness & love. Along with Buddhism, Guan Yin was introduced into China as early as the 1st century AD, and slowly reached Japan on the way from Korea and to the other areas of Southeast Asia. Soon after Buddhism was introduced into the country for the first time around the mid-7th century. 

Guan Yin is very often portrayed as a beautiful woman in long, flowing white robes. In her right hand, she holds a jar containing pure, clear water, while her left hand bears the branch of a willow tree. Sometimes, she is accompanied by either two children or two warriors, while other images show her with a bird or astride a dragon. Some ancient depictions of Guan Yin show her dressed as a young girl holding a fish basket, which has probably contributed to her association with fishermen and the sea in certain coastal areas of China. She protects the distressed and hungry, rescues the unfortunate from danger, and gives comfort and aid wherever it is needed. And different then many other, she puts charity to shame, because she will never ask for donations. She had finally attained enlightenment after struggling with non-things. She was just about to enter heaven to join the other buddha’s when she heard the cries of the poor unsaved souls back on Earth. She felt touched and wanted to help and said that she will never rest until every single soul was brought to the world of Buddha’s. As a ‘holy being’ often called to appear in the most unusual and strange situations, she has the ability to transform into any living thing. In fact she’s better known in India as a male. But she often appears in female form to stay incognito. Guan Yin is without a doubt one of the most beloved deities in both religious and folk beliefs in China. Many believe that Guan Yin is the mother of all mankind, an idea that reminds us of the Virgin Mary.

 

 

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2XWORKS X BODYFARM RESULTS

And here they are! The results of the photo shoot, 2XWORKS recently had with the Dutch deathmetal band Bodyfarm!
These pictures are copyrighted and may not be published, distributed or altered without written consent of 2XWORKS.

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2XWORKS 2013 ©

Bodyfarm Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass

 

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PHOTO’S EINDHOVEN TATTOO CONVENTION

 

Here is a small photo report of the Eindhoven Tattoo Convention.

All photo’s made by 2XWORKS.

Tattoo Convention Eindhoven 9

 

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COLLABORATION ERNST BENJAMIN & LIELO

Ernst Benjamin made an awesome song, inspired by one of my photo’s and a text I wrote.

It turned out so good and I feel so honoured!

If you want to know more about Ernst Benjamin, please check: http://soundcloud.com/doc_ernst

 

Celebrate. Let’s fucking celebrate this life.

Celebrate your friends. Celebrate your family. Celebrate your job. Celebrate your dreams. Celebrate your hopes. Celebrate your fears. Celebrate all your insecurities. Celebrate your fails. Celebrate your talents. Celebrate the fact that you are living, and celebrate that you are going to die. Celebrate all the things that are coming, and all that you lost.

I run inside of circle of people, and I see everyone I love. I walk around the line of people. I see different memories, different situations, different emotions. I see happiness, sadness, fears, grieves, joy, hopes, dreams, talents, fails, in all those faces. I keep walking in circles, and letting all these things pass by. I see a circle of people that I love. That will stay, or maybe go. I keep running, in circles, over and over again. The circle of people starts to blend into one. Faces flashing by. I keep running. All those feelings, faces, starting to emerge. Faster, faster. I begin to smile. My smile gets bigger, and bigger. I start the laugh out loud. Louder, and louder. I start to scream. I’m starting to fly, higher and higher. I scream, that I want to celebrate this beautiful life.

Ernst Benjamin – Celebrate 369 by Doc_Ernst

 

Written by : Lielo
Composed and arranged by : Ernst Benjamin
Re-written by : Ernst Benjamin
Vocals by : Ernst Benjamin

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‘I HOPE HE’S OK.’

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BATU KARAS

We decided to go on a mini-vacation to escape from the chaotic Jakarta. We drove 10 hours in the car to Batu Karas, Panangdaran, West Java. It’s an absolutely beautiful place, not yet discovered by allot of tourists. We stayed in a nice, amazing hotel and we drove with a small motorboat through the jungle. Just what we needed.

But back to work! The t-shirts and new stickers are getting printed now and believe me they’re awesome! Soon we will upload the photo’s!

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SKETCHING

Because the last t-shirts we made where a big succes, we decided to design some new ones.

We’re still busy sketching for the new t-shirts, but here’s a little sneak preview of the t-shirt design for the man! The design for the woman t-shirts will follow soon. We can’t tell you allot of details about the new designs, because we want to keep it as a suprise.These t-shirts will be limited again to a total amount of 24 t-shirts per design, and will not be reprinted again.

Soon we will show the new designs, you just need to be a little bit more patient!

We can also announce that Lielo will be selling framed prints of her photo’s. More details will follow soon!

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OFFERING

 

Today we made some offering for the spirits in the tattooshop. Some flowers, some water, some candy, some oil, some money, a cigarette, some incense, a candle and an apple.

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TATTOO PLANET

A while ago that we uploaded the blog, due to our bad internet connection here in Indonesia! Don’t be sad, because the next weeks there will be allot of new updates, with photo’s, contests, and more! Ade had an interview with Tattoo Planet a couple of weeks ago, and this week the magazine will be in the bookstores!

So go buy it now!

We will give you a preview!

Photo’s: Rob Webster, Lielo

Text: Rik van Boeckel

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