Flaming eight ball
what does a flaming eight ball stand for, say, as a tatoo for instance? googling I found "it means [one] can smoke an entire 8-ball (1/8 of an ounce) of dope". but I wanna know, does it have a gay-related meaning? how about a simple 8 ball, no flames?
thank you all!
Spunksta last edited by
It 'could' mean he can smoke an entire 8-ball (1/8 of an ounce) of dope! or that he is just likes poolbiljart a LOT! LOL
Amsterdam (City of sin)
trentreviso last edited by
I am no expert about the meaning of tattoos, bokoto, but I don't think the flaming eight ball has any connotations of sexuality.
But this post deserves a pic!
leatherbear last edited by
Flaming eight ball on this sweet pewter and resin belt buckle. You supply your own meaning. This thing would have made a great POG.
Flame / Fire Tattoos - As a tattoo design Flames or Fire may represent transformation, destruction, change, passion, a beacon of light and knowledge and serve as a warning to the wearer. Flames, fires and burning have often been used in religious rites and symbolism, as the smoke of the fire wafts towards the heavens it was thought to bear the wishes and prayers of the faithful. An object or sacrifice that is consumed in a fire becomes flames, heat and smoke and all that remains afterwards is ash.
The destructive power and ability of fire to destroy much in it's path has made it both feared and revered. For while a flame may destroy something if it is not controlled, fire also gives off heat to ward off the cold, and light, to hold back the darkness. Fire and flames as symbolized in torches, beacons, urns, candles represent symbols of hope and light and knowledge.
Fire is one of the four principal elements - including Earth, Water and Wind - as well as one of the five Chinese elements. In Hinduism fire is one of five sacred elements of which all living creatures are comprised and is considered an eternal witness essential to sacred religious ceremonies.
Flame tattoo designs In Christianity, fire is a symbol of the Holy Ghost and is often used in descriptions of Hell. God made his presence known to Moses in the symbol of the Burning Bush. Flames are also symbols of temptation and sin, and Satan is often depicted surrounded by flames.
In Greek mythology, Prometheus is the Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from the gods in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use.
In Judaism fire also has great significance, candles are lit to usher in holidays and to separate Shabbat from the rest of the week, as well as to remember the dead; another important fire symbol is the Eternal Flame, which was a fire kept in the First and Second Temple that was never supposed to go out.
In mythology the Phoenix is consumed in flames and is reincarnated out of it's own ashes. The flames are a symbol of transformation and rebirth and represent the cycle of life.
I saw from TV that seems Americans take simple 8 ball as a magic ball to forecast future luck or decide to do or not to do something, or he loves me, he doesn't love me, etc.
leatherbear last edited by
I assume this is the 8 ball mentioned above!!! ;D
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Magic 8-Ball, manufactured by Mattel, is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice. The device was invented in 1946 by Albert Carter, son of a clairvoyant, who marketed and sold the device with Abe Bookman of the Alabe Crafts Company (a company named for the first letters in Carter's and Bookman's first names). Although Carter is the inventor, Bookman is often credited for the invention of the device. It is a hollow, plastic sphere resembling an over sized, black and white 8-ball. Inside is a cylindrical reservoir containing a white, plastic, icosahedral die floating in alcohol with dissolved dark blue dye. The die is hollow, with openings in each face, allowing the die to fill with fluid, giving the plastic die minimal buoyancy. Each of the 20 faces of the die has an affirmative, negative, or non-committal statement printed on it in raised letters. There is a transparent window on the bottom of the 8-ball through which these messages can be read.
To use the ball, it must be held with the window initially facing down. After "asking the ball" a yes-or-no question, the user then turns the ball so that the window faces up, setting in motion the liquid and die inside. When the die floats to the top and one of its faces is pressed against the window, the raised letters displace the blue liquid to reveal the message as white letters on a blue background. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary (or recommended) to shake or jostle the ball before turning it, as doing so can create air bubbles that may visually distort the answer.
The 20 standard answers on a Magic 8-Ball are:
● As I see it, yes
● It is certain
● It is decidedly so
● Most likely
● Outlook good
● Signs point to yes
● Without a doubt
● Yes - definitely
● You may rely on it
● Reply hazy, try again
● Ask again later
● Better not tell you now
● Cannot predict now
● Concentrate and ask again
● Don't count on it
● My reply is no
● My sources say no
● Outlook not so good
● Very doubtful
so it seems it has no gay meaning then…
thanks guys for the answers, sorry I haven't been around earlier... c ya!
raphjd Forum Administrator last edited by
A "Flaming 8 Ball" is a way of smoking heroin.
The name breaks down as such; "flaming" because it's being smoked and "8 ball" is the size. I don't know the exact details, but it's highly explosive.
Some of you may remember Richard Pryor catching on fire back in the 1980s while doing drugs. Well this is what he was doing.