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Letters, Ink and Ambigrams

Posted in Art, Body Art, Pinoy Pride, Pinoy Style, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2008 by AnakAmaGuro

I have always been amazed by ambigrams.

I even wanted a tattoo inked in this unique form of art. So I seeked a little help to bring to life the tattoo design I had in mind and this is the result:

Anak - Ama - Guro

It spells, “anak-ama-guro” (son, father, teacher) both ways (upside down or right side up).

I consulted with a tattoo artist (from Chris Garcia Tattoos) and asked if it would look okay to ink it on my chest like it was curving from the left shoulder to the right – like it was necklaced on me (I’m not very articulate right now, so forgive me if I can’t describe it clearly).

He said it’s ok and added that normally, ambigrams are best placed on the forearms for best effect.

We then agreed on a price and I was sincerely considering having it done right away. I didn’t want to have it done right there (I visited their booth at a tattoo convention) amidst the hullabaloo, so I opted to have it done in their shop somewhere in Project 6, Quezon City one weekend.

I was also considering this design:

Pinoy - Pride

But after some thought, I sort’a didn’t want it.

Because what I really want is to expand my existing tattoo to my left chest and back. But I still haven’t finished the design. 😦