Tibetan Tattoos Strength

Tibetan Tattoos Strength:

The word 'Strength' can mean many different things to different people. Physical, mental, emotional strength. It can also mean courage when faced with difficulties.

The last year has been one of the worst in Tibetan history. The Chinese communist government's crackdown of Tibet has been brutal and oppressive. Many young Tibetans have chosen the ultimate protest by offering their bodies to the flames.

In Tibet, to protest means that you will be arrested, thrown in prison and tortured. The chances are great that you will die. It you call for freedom on the street, pass out brochures or set yourself on fire, the result is the same. Why opt to die slowly at the hands of the soldiers instead of dying quickly and doing something that the world may actually notice for once. Flames seem to get the attention of the world, not suffering in silence.

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
Mother Teresa

Tibetan Tattoos Strength,Tibetan Tattoo

Tibetan Tattoos Strength

If you look closely, such flames can be seen in many Tibetan Tattoos these days and in the Tibetan Tattoo - Strength above. Strength to have their say, to struggle and protest against great adversity.

I greatly admire the strength and courage of the Tibetan people inside Tibet. May the Dalai Lama one day return to a happier, stable Tibet where human rights are once again respected and taken for granted.

The pronunciation of this tattoo is 'Tob'. There is no aspiration when you say the 't' so sometimes it may sound like a 'd' instead. In Amdo or Kham regions, it could sound different as their vowels sometimes change depending on the word.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."
Albert Einstein

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