Star Magic Circle 2013 member Alex Diaz, told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) about his love for the arts in a recent interview.
Unlike other young celebrities, he was quite open about discussing his way of expressing art by using his body as his canvass.
At the moment, he has six different ink designs on his body.
He narrated how he told his dad about it, “I was, like, 'Papa... love you. May tattoos ako!'
“Nagalit siya, sabi niya, ‘Ano? Saan? Ilan iyong tattoo mo?’
“Sabi ko, ‘Six po. Six tattoos po.’
“Nagalit siya sa akin, tapos maya-maya sabi niya parang, ‘Okay lang.’”
The 17-year-old shared that ever since he was young, he was already entertaining the thought of getting a tattoo in the future.
“Ine-express ko naman, e. Kahit bata pa po, lagi kong sinasabing, ‘Dad, gusto ko ng tattoos… gusto ko ng tattoos.’”
ALEX AND HIS TATTOOS. Alex showed some of his tattoos to PEP and explained what each one meant.
The power button tattoo on his right wrist means, “I always believed kasi na you should— especially if you know the tattoos, especially if you’re gonna put words— it should always be positive words that you believe will happen.
“So, I put power in my body para ma-represent na parang mga events in my life.”
On his right arm is the chemical symbol for adrenaline. Alex explains why he chose this: “Kasi, iyon nga po, like, it represents my personality kasi super hyper ako. I’ve always stayed as ganoon.”
Pointing to another tattoo on his right forearm, Alex exclaimed, “That’s for my mom!
“Kasi, ano po, she went to Canada na to study. Mag-isa siya doon, so I really worry about her.”
The ink reads "Find your way home” and beside it is a drawing of an anchor.
“It just means a nautical symbol, like when you find your way home, and then just keep grounded.
“'Cause... you know how the anchor puts down the ship? Just keep grounded no matter what?
“Kasi in showbiz, di ba? When all the lights surround you, minsan nakakalimutan niyo iyong pinanggalingan niyo po, so definitely, it’s just a reminder [to] always keep… always keep down to earth.”
Alex also has tattoo on the lower right part of his chest that says, “As I lay me down to sleep/ I pray the Lord my soul to keep/ If I die before I wake/ I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
He says there is nothing religious at all about this tattoo. In fact, Alex cited, “I don’t have a specific religion."
However, he still believes that there is a higher power that governs us all, and this tattoo reminds him of that belief.
"I do believe that the big guy upstairs is taking care of all of us here.”