Ah, the internet equivilant of getting a chinese character tattoo.
Well.. chinece character tattoos are usually taken because people think that they look cool, even tho they dont even usually understand what they mean. because people take them for wrong reasons and pretty much just automatically look stupid because of that. i dont want to look stupid like they do, thats why i dont want to take one, even tho i would want to, because of their meaning. im using the symbol under username because of its meaning, not because it looks cool, so i wouldnt equate it to chinese symbol tattoo. not to mention that its not just used in china, so not technically a chinese symbol
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
It's quite interesting to see how posters got their nick.
Is your avatar from Visionaire?
nah, the avatar is a character named Nemesis; I don't know much about him, other than he shares a few character traits with me (or so I'm told) as well as my love of justice.
The art's from a fellow on deviant art by the name of adonis http://adonihs.deviantart.com/gallery/
An adherence to the oak tree, in which I found a personal inclination bias so I did my own search upon it's meanings within symbolism. It brings about the celtic meanings of strength, stability, courage, nobility and wisdom. I thought I may use it as a name. Sage was initially inspired by practices of tibetan monks who practice restraint and understanding.