Theravada  “The Teaching of the Elders”

I didn’t know that.

How to sit for Meditation



This Is Fantastic. Why should you be in pain when meditating? Check  this out, very helpful pre-meditatation stretching methods from master Kit Laughlin

A Rose is a Rose is Garbage ?


For me the Prajnaparamita  is the best most concise summation of the unnameable truth.

”Form is emptiness, and emptiness is form.
Form is not other than emptiness, emptiness
is not other than form.
The same is true with feelings, perceptions,
mental formations, and consciousness.”

Difficult and mind bending to grasp ? Teachings such as these below are helpful.

 Thich Nhat Hanh  has written a simple, clear commentary.The Heart of Understanding

 Here’s an excerpt from the chapter:  ‘ Roses and Garbage’

“If you are a good organic gardener and you have the eyes of a Bodhisattva,

  looking at a rose you can see the garbage,

  and looking at the garbage you can see a rose. Roses and garbage inter-are.

  Without a rose, we cannot have garbage;

  and without garbage, we cannot have a rose.”

 Blessings x

Ru ~ Anahata Chaos


I’ve tattooed almost every profession from labourers to lawyers, heroes and villains.

Ru Callender  is the first undertaker I have tattooed.  We had a very interesting day, I mentioned to Ru that when my time comes I wanted to have an ‘open pyre cremation‘, something that has been illegal since 1902.  Ru has a ‘Natural’ approach to death and this was a subject close to his heart. He mentioned that the last open air pyre cremation was in 1934, when the British government gave special permission to Nepal’s ambassador to cremate his wife outdoors in Surrey.

In February 2010, Mr Davender Ghai won his battle at the Court of Appeal, which ruled that he had a right to be cremated in accordance with his beliefs.

Food for thought…. x

Diarmuid~Star tetrahedron Mandala


mr D

A chest piece on my Irish cousin Diarmuid Hester. Check him out here And here

King Bracket ~ Season Of the Harvest


King Bracket aka Finn MacAirt .  featuring i-Lodica. Clear vinyl 12″ Ep. Get it here  here or here

Taste it here

Matt D ~ Tibetan Knot


Matt worked at ‘Good Karma’ on the desk on Saturdays making the tea, doing all those menial tasks whilst holding down a ‘normal’ 9-5 weekday job. He watched and learned how to tattoo the hard way. A solid and reliable man. I did this for him back in the summer. Find him here.



We did this earlier this year…

Keith Holden is a writer, business consultant, creator of Mi Ibiza Inspirational Retreats…and a Lovely bloke. Check out ‘The Power of Raaargh!!!‘…and here

More Hanif…



I began tattooing Hanif 18 years ago . The Islamic star you see on the right side of his chest is a cover up, the band on his left arm is from the same time. We are continuing a with the same theme….after all this time.