i need a memorial tattoo idea to honor my partner who has unfortunately passed.
my partner, a devout buddhist, has passed unexpectedly this week. i want to memorialize him in a fashion basically consistent with my previous body art. first, a bit about him
now about what i have already. as most people do, i've taken my choices very seriously and have very basic and non-ornate sanskrit script for strength, joy, and grace on my shoulder blades. a tiny symbol in my (for the lack of a better description) cleavage area that for me signifies "bear in mind" to help remind me to...well...bear and mind and life that way. plus i have a geometrical derivation of the theories of harmonics on my ankle, and a crane on my lower back that was garnered from a tarot card (queen of cups). i have a large open space in my back region between the sanskrit and the crane but i am not seeking a large tattoo, i want something perhaps the general diameter of a regular soda can.
any idea how i can honor a beautiful, pure person who was a devout buddhist, devout naturalist, positively fastidious about organic living, recyling, reduction of footprint etc...a buudhist symbol would make sense in some ways however i am not a buddhist myself so i don' tknow where to go from here. at the same time my plan for my next (and probably last) tattoo had always been something signififying "balance." the order in which my tattoos were received was first the "joy", then the "bear in mind/mindfulness/bear in mind" then the "strength and grace" all of which i think is a rather natural progression of a young person anyway, and now I"m a bit older balance has always made sense to even things out. any ideas of imagery or symbology that may serve my purpose.? best regards to all you mefites; i'm feeling strongly compelled to share my love for the universe right now as nathan was well known for doing that vocally, actively and often, so thanks in advance. best regards.
ps adjunctly my beautiful boy was never vocal about his faith and it's something i'm learning about more closely for the first time since his passing last week. any thoughts about the progression his spirit/energy is going through right now would be welcome (am I breaking askme rules by including 2 fairly different questions? maybe one can truly tie into the other by taking into consideration the journey he's undergoing). I have been assured that he is currently in rigpa surrounded by pure light, truth, and all his spiritual guides, awaiting the time when he chooses to return to this earth, if he ever does. any buddhists want to way in?
thanks in advance and be well. please disregard typos, punctuation and grammar errors, i'm trying to do this eloquently while as you imagine struggling quite a bit. thanks for your time.