om mani padme hum
buddhist mantra. it's interpreted in various ways but translates loosely to something like "hail the jewel of the lotus". each of the syllables has its own meaning but i wont go into a complex analysis now...
this was never intended to be quite so obsessively decorated, but it just happened that way. i guess it looks pretty cool that way, colourful and psychedelic.
fineliners, coloured pencil and silver gel pen.
as with most of my stuff, it looks better in real life... :S