勇氣 (right cheek) “Courage” Chinese, yong3qi4
谦塨 (left cheek) “Humility” Chinese, qian1gong
ه ا ر ه م ع ک , ا ن ب (both sides of neck) acronym for both “hamchenin een ra ham mishavad avaz kard” and “een niz bogzarad,” which is “This, too, shall pass” in farsi.
SFTU neck tattoo (seek, first, to understand). Yes, plenty have thought this to signify “shut fuck the up.” Along with the STFU tattoo is a tribal design, signifying that people seem separate from a distance, connected when closer, distinct when close enough.
Know your enemy chest tattoo: always a principle, never a person.
☯ (xiadantian 下丹田) symbol for balance.
Left hand’s green, for my baby Aiden, points to you; right hand is purple for my baby Athena, points to me.
Question-marks = choices ☯ for each dot = balance now, whenever I look at my hands, they remind me of my sons and daughters, and that, by every choice, I should seek balance: to choose that which reunites me with my kids justly, while seeking fairness (principled equilibrium), for myself and others.
Fundatio pro vita est vicis (the foundation of life is time, moments) (back of neck)
[Hourglass] (below “Fundatio pro vita est vicis”)
-rainbow (life’s variety)
-top space: infinity (infinite potential)
-bottom space: infinity (infinite consequences)
∞ (each shoulder) Infinity on the shoulder, because infinite potential begins there. (Left is blue, for my baby, Aiden. Right is pink, for my baby, Athena.)