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Gnostic Tattoo

The thing about Gnosticism is that one of its fundamental tenets is that the body is evil. Gnostics believe in a dualism between spirit and matter. The former is elevated, and the latter, indeed all matter, is a trap that prevents our spirits from reaching their true potential.

So the combination of gnosticism and body art is kind of weird, but people gonna people.  

This is on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  

I also love that there is a Chabad Orthodox Jewish storefront next door. That is just so New York.

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