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12-19-2010, 08:48 PM

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Water has a deep meaning in Asia. To be like water means flexible, persistent, clear, thus pure, adjustable but powerful if needed, etc. Also it is one of the 5 elements in theory of 5 elements, be it Chinese or Japanese. Water nourishes life, and lack of it takes it away. It is the beginning and end of all things. The list goes on.
Not everything in Asia has to be so deep. It also stands for 水商売 (Mizu shōbai) or "the water trade" which is associated with hostess bars and cabarets.
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Not everything in Asia has to be so deep. It also stands for 水商売 (Mizu shōbai) or "the water trade" which is associated with hostess bars and cabarets.
Sure, my obvious choice for a tattoo design.. ^^ Hopefully my answer gave you some idea of my approach instead
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Sure, my obvious choice for a tattoo design.. ^^ Hopefully my answer gave you some idea of my approach instead
I understood it, but that was just the first thing that came to my mind.
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I understood it, but that was just the first thing that came to my mind.
Hopefully that's not everyone's first thoughts when they see it, heh ^-^
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Hopefully that's not everyone's first thoughts when they see it, heh ^-^
I guess that's the risk you take when you get a tattoo like that.
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I guess that's the risk you take when you get a tattoo like that.
Of course That way, I guess it also can show how to not judge anyone before you get to know them
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12-19-2010, 09:29 PM

MMM, i know what it means.

空 is known as sky yet it also means the void. Similar to 無. I was talking to my wife's friend, she is Japanese, and we were discussing some calligraphy texts. She said that 無 has a negative meaning for her, yet she has changed her mind after I explained her what it means in Zen philosophy. Absolute nothingness as in absence of distortion and desires clouding our view.

For you 水 is hostess clubs, and for me it is a fantastic cosmic force.
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Of course That way, I guess it also can show how to not judge anyone before you get to know them
I hope you didn't think I was judging you, I was just saying that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it.

But that is one of the many reasons I don't have tattoos.
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I hope you didn't think I was judging you, I was just saying that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it.

But that is one of the many reasons I don't have tattoos.
No, I didn't think you were either ^^ Luckily, everyone is entitled their own opinion regardless, so no prob^^ It's my first time hearing about that term anyway, so it seems I've learned a lot of new stuff today
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