The most profound story he shared with me in regards to symbolism was the explanation of his painting "Sepia's Secret". Recently pop-rocker Adam Lambert chose an element from the painting as inspiration for his latest tattoo. The painting had existed for a while and Lambert has now purchased it. In "Sepia's Secret" there is the female "goddess", her cloak outstretched to protect two children, symbols of innocence and counterpoint to the ego. They hold a large key. Above the goddess is the all-seeing eye of the universe, with its keyhole shaped pupil.
The point of the story is that the child holds the key to unlock the wisdom of the universe. Therefore all of us but especially artists of all types must always make sure the child is present. The most difficult part of being an artist is the battle against the ego to let the child prevail so the art can be made. The child is the creator. If the ego gets too big, the child dies and so will your art. It was after Adam learned this story that he chose the key for his growing collection of body art. His previous tattoos, the eye of Horus and the infinity symbol also have very specific meanings to the musician.
Hans says Adam's choice makes complete sense as he does an amazing job of keeping his ego in check and calling on his child to create. He is a pure spirit who loves helping his friends. As for Lambert's art, despite his success he won't settle for less than his best.
Lambert shared the tattoo via Twitter and included a mention of Hans' inspiration. Word traveled fast and Haveron found himself talking to the head of ICM, an agency that represents actors such as Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, who congratulated him for having his art being chosen. This is the first time, that he is aware of, that someone has had any of his work inked on themselves.