: Psico Design ep. 40 : THE PATH OF BRUSH

THE PATH OF BRUSH, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the PATH OF BRUSH from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


in Japan the art of calligraphy is serious stuff


in short, I’ve been studying calligraphy for years now, but in the west it does not have the importance it has in the east


THE PATH OF BRUSH is an ancient ritual that prepares you for life,

essential to life I would say


in the east, a samurai before holding a sword, holds a brush


he trains with brush and if he can’t hold a brush, imagine if he can be ready for the sword, or even worse, for the fight


for this reason a samurai wakes up in the morning and starts with meditation

he has to find mental balance

the void

no distractions


the moment to be ready


mind remains free and wrist starts to warm up


small motor exercises to warm up the joint,

then he holds the brush and starts to draw some circles with the brush in the sheet corner, in order to test if the joint is warm


the first circle is the bigger one, then, as the circle turns out well, it starts to draw one smaller and so on…until the circle is really small, which means the wrist is warm and firm and the samurai has the full control of movement


now he can start writing

the sheet is blank, but with a series of smaller and smaller balls in the sheet corner, free mind, ready wrist, concentration


now he’s ready to start


now you are ready to start

you have all you need


what do you waiting for?



with love,

by Lady Sara