A man once told an artist that she wants the symbols for wisdom, laughter, courage, and mother etched on her back in ink, to show her incredible strength after years of family violence and homelessness. She then offered the little money she had (which she clearly knew wasn’t enough for the symbols) to the man. The man then gave her back the money in tears telling her that was what tattoo was meant for and he would do it for free. The traditional Japanese tattoo is used to demonstrate the strength to endure the hardship of life as well as physical pain.
The Japanese tattoos are not however for storytelling alone, they could be a credit to your beauty as well. The ancient Japanese art known as Irezumi (an art involved with tattoo decoration using mythical beasts, leafs, flowers, and animals) is a testament to this. The Japanese tattoo has spread beyond their boarders and embraced by people all over the world, so much that it’s difficult to be ignorant of the ink works.
Japanese tattoos usually meant for protection and devotion unlike some religious tattoos of the current time.
Famous Japanese tattoo designs for men are as follow, they have also inspired modern countries like Europe, London and America:
Oni tattoos are the best Japanese tattoo designs for men
It’s often depicted as a rampaging, violent, and cruel beast. This horned demon is arguably the most popular in Japanese artworks.
Blue one looks all right when you don’t want to have red in the inking.
Here is one transparent one.
Fu dog: Colorful Japanese tattoo designs for men
The foo dog of Asia is not a dog at all. It’s also commonly known as the lion of Buddha. It’s often seen as protective, strong and courageous.
The flowers are making this design special.
Skull: very dark and horrific Japanese tattoos for men
It originally represented great change and celebration of a great life. Nowadays, it’s being used to represent anger, danger, fear or death. Death is an ultimate reality and we know that only few brave people are able to embrace with it.
Hannya mask make for interesting Japanese tattoo designs
Originally used to refer to a vengeful and jealous woman in which the demonic looks represent her anger. It was used by Noh actors in their dramas
In beautiful color.
Show your dark side with snake tattoos
The snake, like the dragon is found in all cultures. In Japanese history, it’s regarded as a supernatural creature with the ability to protect against illnesses, disaster, and ill lucks.Japanese tattoos are increasingly gaining in popularity among women and is quite justified as we cannot continue to shy away from such rich culture.
Wrapping around the arm in an artistic way.
In black inking, very cool, isn’t it?
Snake on the foot.
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