I did this portrait in order to participate on a contest by Cynar.
My friend Yuri asked me to draw a tattoo with the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Besides informing me that he would make the tattoo on the knee, I had total freedom in the development of the idea. Later on, he changed his mind, and decided to do actually do the tattoo on his chest, fact that I discovered when seeing the picture: a great honour for the trust he had on my work and the final work appreciation.
The tattoo was done by Marcos Costa at Santa Madre Tattoo.
Series of illustrations developed to create t-shirts.