Sunday, September 29, 2013

Meaning Behind Adam's Tattoos

Adam's key tattoo fits in with the forbidden knowledge referenced in his new Garden of Eden tattoo.  

"The most profound story he shared with me in regards to symbolism was the explanation of his painting "Sepia's Secret".  Recently pop-rocker Adam Lambert chose an element from the painting as inspiration for his latest tattoo.  The painting had existed for a while and Lambert has now purchased it.  In "Sepia's Secret"  there is the female "goddess", her cloak outstretched to protect two children, symbols of innocence and counterpoint to the ego.  They hold a large key.  Above the goddess is the all-seeing eye of the universe, with its keyhole shaped pupil.

The point of the story is that the child holds the key to unlock the wisdom of the universe.  Therefore all of us but especially artists of all types must always make sure the child is present.  The most difficult part of being an artist is the battle against the ego to let the child prevail so the art can be made.  The child is the creator.  If the ego gets too big, the child dies and so will your art.  It was after Adam learned this story that he chose the key for his growing collection of body art. His previous tattoos, the eye of Horus and the infinity symbol also have very specific meanings to the musician. 

Hans Haveron & Roxy Contin

Hans says Adam's choice makes complete sense as he does an amazing job of keeping his ego in check and calling on his child to create.  He is a pure spirit who loves helping his friends.  As for Lambert's art, despite his success he still doesn't settle for less than his best."

Via Q3,  Adam talks about the Rolling Stone snake at about 2:45

Complete Rolling Stone Cover Story, Wild Idol:

"Welcome to my world of truth. 
I don't wanna hide any part of me from you."

I think Adam is proud of being a rebel. His temptations bring him joy and self knowledge.   He lives an authentic life and shares it with the world, changing hearts and minds along the way. 

By aleksandrakv  :

His tattoo sleeve is just beautiful! I agree with an idea from yesterday that one of the meanings is comparing the original sin, eating from the forbidden tree of knowledge..., with what is perceived as Adam's sin, illustrated by his Lusus Naturae tattoo. Thus, Adam emphasises how unfair, unjust and ridiculous both concepts of sins are. 

I think that could be the main idea behind it. Plus, many more: the Adam and Eve story provides basis for the belief that the humanity is in essence one single family (which is a Christian doctrine and I can see Adam relating to that), or in Jewish tradition, the Tree of Knowledge and the eating of its fruit represents the beginning of the mixture of good and evil together, which I can see Adam relating to as well.

But there are no Adam and Eve in Adam's tat, only the serpent, which could represent the trickster, the temptation, and the apple, which comes from the tree of knowledge; which could all mean that he doesn't want to live in 'paradise' (absolved from his so called 'sins') if that requires living in ignorance... or that he chooses his ways because the alternative means not knowing - about himself, about a significant part of the humanity - and living in the darkness of ignorance. 

I don't know, it's not finished, but I do know it is simply beautiful. I can't wait to see it done.

Glee news are also fantastic. It feels like renaissance in Adam's world:)))


 Pirates vs Ninjas June 14 2011

Perish Dignam & Roxy Contin at Pirates vs Ninjas
He resembles one of the friends with Adam
 at Bootsy Bellows Sept. 27:






Saturday, September 28, 2013



Sexy Sneak Peek Of GLEE's Lady Gaga 'Applause' Tribute 

GLEE mastermind Ryan Murphy has taken to Twitter to post the very first sneak peek of GLEE's upcoming tribute to futuristic trend-setting pop iconLady Gaga , in an episode set to be centered on Gaga's ongoing chart feud with fellow major modern music maker Katy Perry .
Murphy wrote, "Chord Gaga" and attached an attention-gleaning monochrome photo of the Glee headliner, captured on set.
A pumped-up Chord Overstreet is pictured in the new shot, sans shirt, donning Epic skeleton angel wings and effortlessly evoking the unusual and eye-grabbing mise en scene of Lady Gaga 's most recent music video, the first single from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, "Applause".
..."A Katy Or A Gaga" will feature the introduction of recognizable American Idol standout Adam Lambert as Starchild, a new character with an unique name seeming to more than subtly reference the real-life theatre and music group co-founded by Glee lead Darren Criss , Team Starkid.
...As for the music, "A Katy Or A Gaga" will reportedly include takes on classic hits as well as brand new songs from the highly anticipated feuding Fall albums by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry , ARTPOP and PRISM, respectively.
The song-list for the episode reportedly includes Lambert and Lovato leading the entire cast on Perry's "Roar", while Darren Criss joins with some New Directions vocalists - including Chord Overstreet , clearly, as we can now see - for Gaga's "Applause". Also, Lambert is set to sing a solo rendition of Gaga's BORN THIS WAY rocker "Marry The Night" while Katy Perry 's "Wide Awake" also makes an appearance in the song-stack for the ep in a group cover.

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Chord Overstreet