Luoyang 2010. Praying at the Temple of Guan Yu’s Head. Guan Yu was a central figure in the Three Kingdoms period, a general and fighter who went from outlaw to the most righteous knight. He fought with Liu Bei (these two are part of the backpiece i had tattooed by @gorillaboxer years ago along with Zhang Fei). Guan Yu was killed in battle against Cao Cao, who had mad respect for him despite being enemies, so Cao Cao had this temple built for Guan Yu’s head. He’s considered a buddha/god of war depending on who you ask and both Triads and Police venerate him.