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Offline Kaibutsu

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Re: Tattoo breakdown
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2015, 05:43:40 AM »
Well the red is kanji http://jisho.org/kanji/details/%E7%AB%9C though that's the Japanese meaning - might be different in Chinese or something. It looks like there's a flower behind the kanji but i don't really know.

That's all I have, sorry. :/

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Re: Tattoo breakdown
« Reply #136 on: January 13, 2015, 06:14:54 AM »
(In addition to meaning "dragon" the 竜 is also the Ryuu in Ryuuji. A lot of the character emblems incorporate pieces of their names)

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Re: Tattoo breakdown
« Reply #137 on: January 13, 2015, 06:22:53 AM »
Awesome start, thanks guys. I will search the thread in the link. No worries about the Buddhist symbolism, as I am one myself. If anything it is all the more reason to have it done :)

Offline chinonamida

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Re: Tattoo breakdown
« Reply #138 on: January 13, 2015, 07:12:37 AM »
As you said, the wheel is dharmacakra.
The kanji "竜" means "dragon" and is part of Ryuuji's name (竜=ryuu 士=ji).
The sanskrit symbol is used by the Japanese branch of the true cross order and isn't the letter "Ta" from "Tara" but the letter "Ha" from "Svaha" with an additional stroke on the right (sorry, I don't know how it's called) to make it a long vowel and a chandrabindu to make a "m" sound at the end, so it reads "haam".
The sword is most likely koumaken, but it's just a supposition.
The symbol behind the sword is a lotus. In buddhism, the color of a lotus gives it meaning. But I'm not buddhist so I don't really know about those. You can look it up yourself.
The rest just looks like gibberish to me... Maybe that's a buddhist vase and some flames?

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Re: Tattoo breakdown
« Reply #139 on: January 14, 2015, 01:53:03 AM »
Svaha makes much more sense. I've been trying to figure out the outside of the symbol, as it looks like something, but I can't figure out what. I was thinking perhaps it was meant to symbolize Karura?

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #140 on: January 14, 2015, 03:46:53 AM »
Shiemi's emblem has Nee standing in the middle of a Bodhi leaf. The Bodhi tree is sacred in the Buddhist religion, as Siddhartha meditated under the Bodhi where he gained enlightenment to become the Buddha.
 Neat little tid bit : )

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #141 on: January 14, 2015, 08:32:17 PM »
Shiemi's emblem has Nee standing in the middle of a Bodhi leaf. The Bodhi tree is sacred in the Buddhist religion, as Siddhartha meditated under the Bodhi where he gained enlightenment to become the Buddha.
 Neat little tid bit : )
Slams head against desk, I had not thought about the Bodhi Tree.

For those who don't know, the Bodhi Tree was a Ficus Religiosa and it's a medicinal plant, makes sense for Shiemi to have it in her emblem.

And the thorns crown might be Jujube (the tree from which Christ thorns crown is believed to have been made), which is also a medicinal plant.

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #142 on: January 31, 2015, 10:26:33 AM »
Illuminati emblem from volume 13.
Tbh I think it's a bit boring...
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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #143 on: January 31, 2015, 04:03:42 PM »
It is really boring.

I expected more from you, Lucy.

Offline chinonamida

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #144 on: February 02, 2015, 09:09:51 AM »
No. That's pure simplicity. I think that's what's expected of him. For a guy who's obsessed with unity and equality.
He's also very minimalist at least in the way he acts and speaks. He's not at all extravagant, why should his emblem be?

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #145 on: February 02, 2015, 10:13:14 AM »
But it's not his personal emblem, right?

Just that of his organisation?

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #146 on: February 02, 2015, 10:52:44 AM »
Yeah, I was just following your comment.

You think he made it himself... For some reasons, I picture him leaning over a drawing board staring at a blank sheet with a troubled expression. He seems like the kind of guy who cares too much about things being perfect.

Offline Hikari Kirameku

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #147 on: April 18, 2015, 04:21:15 AM »


No one's posted volume 14's emblem yet, so I scanned my manga. I can't believe I had it for almost a month and forgot to check it out! LOL

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #148 on: April 18, 2015, 09:23:32 AM »
Can someone translate the Latin?

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Re: Character emblems
« Reply #149 on: April 18, 2015, 03:43:32 PM »
^yep!

bellum: war
vita: life
mori: to die (I don't know why, but while all the others words are nouns this is the only verb. Maybe it's an error and it was suppose to be mors: death)
fatum: fate/destiny

Can't read what is written in the green tape, maybe seimoi? But it is not a word. In greek, seismoi means earthquake but I don't think that's it.
Who cares, humans die so soon anyway...