This tattoo video shows Ferank Manseed skilfully creating a hand poked tattoo with a single needle. He created the design himself around a symbol called a Hunab Ku. This symbol is a tricky one to decipher, because some scholars claim that the symbol was used by Mayans before the arrival of Europeans, while others believe that that symbol was created by the Mayans to explain the Christian concept of one God. Whatever the history, the symbol now means “the One God” and has been used by both Europeans and Mayans to symbolize the Christian God.
The symbol resembles a yin yang in that is symmetrical, with one half predominantly black in color and the other predominantly white. The spiral shape in the center symbolizes a union between the two halves and successfully interlocks the two sides. In designs like this one, the balance between opposing forces (such as light and dark, as seen in the Hunab Ku) contains the meaning of unity and wholeness.
Ferank Manseed has further added to the spiritual meaning of this tattoo design by surrounding the Hunab Ku symbol with mandala petals to represent the flower of life. The symbolism that this creates is gently mind-blowing. It elegantly states that from the One God, all life blossoms; a concept that many artists have tried, and failed, to represent. Altogether, this sacred geometry tattoo is deeply meaningful, beautifully crafted and is designed with a timeless style that its owner will not regret in the years to come.
You can find Ferank Manseed at the Northside Tattooz Parlor in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom,or you can contact him on Facebook. Take a look at these articles on Ratta Tattoo to learn more about the meaning of mandala tattoos and Mayan tattoos.