The tattoo Brandon bears on
his right forearm is Tibetan for, "Om Mani Padme Hum."
Its direct translation is "Hail the Jewel of the Lotus" and means,
"The Sound That Strengthens Compasion in All Enlightened Beings."
Below is a tattoo of the Koi
Fish drawn by Jose, which both have on their right forearms.
The Koi Fish is symbolic in
the Buddhist Religion, representing courage. Humans 'swim' through
the 'ocean of suffering' without fear, just like a fish swims through
water. Below is Yael Leshem's representation:
On the inside of Brandons right
arm, there are two more tattoos. The first is a variation of his 'Barbary
Above the 'Barbary Castle'
is another tattoo bearing the Mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum", "Hail the
Jewel of the Lotus."
Brandon's back is a tattoo of an Owl, one of his oldest. Self designed,
this was Brandons second tattoo at the age of 17.