So not really a fishing post, but it's been a while and I didn't want you all to forget about me. So for Christmas, I asked Santa Clause to talk my brother into bringing his suitcase of pain tattoo equipment home. So Santa did, and "B" brought home his Needles of terrortools of the trade, and I now have more ink. Check it out!
Yin Yang Trout with a Japanese kanji symbol meaning "little treasure" on my arm. This was inspired by a painting I had seen at a restaurant we stopped at for lunch out west on one of my Montana fishing trips.
The other one I had done on my leg was from a Chinese scroll painting that I saw years ago and fell in love with it's eye catching simplicity. This particular image of the black and red koi according to Chinese symbolism means Success. Additionally, In Buddhist thought, fish represent freedom. The enlightened state of Buddhism allows for unrestrained movement in the world, you will not be held back by life's illusions. Not to mention, it's just cool looking.