For this installment of Under the Gun, we caught up with pro skater Bucky Lasek to have him explain his tattoo of a Tibetan compassion mantra on his right forearm.


 “It's six syllables that represent the path to enlightenment – ‘Om Mani Padme Hum,'” Bucky said. “It's a Tibetan mantra. It's basically through reciting it or visually seeing it, so that's why I got a tattoo of it on my forearm.”


“It's a compassion mantra. My wife was really into Buddhism, so I started following it along with her. We go and see the Dalai Lama speak and we donated to the ICT [International Campaign for Tibet]. From there, it's just become a part of my life.”


“I was just in Vegas at my friend Carey Hart's tattoo shop, Hart and Huntington, so I wanted it to be my first, and possibly my only tattoo. I still may get a skateboarding tattoo.”

Check out the video below for Bucky’s insane backside ollie to tail


Missed the last installment of Under the Gun with BMXer Josh Hult? Check it out here.

Then, come back next week when BMXer and Dew Tour rookie Mykel Larrin goes Under the Gun.