Tattoo idea: An Enzo. A symbol of enlightenment, elegance, the universe and the void that connects everything. A symbol of the Japanese aesthetic. Done with one brush stroke it represents a creative moment of perfect imperfection.
The enso is a Buddhist symbol of enlightenment, in Zen art it is a time when the mind is simply free to create. The asymmetrical brush stroke of the enso is reflective of the Zen tradition of embracing the imperfection but continuity of life.
awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.