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Asian Dragon Tattoos

Dragons had warlike qualities; they were powerful, protective, and fearsome so they were loved for their qualities. Asian, Europeans etc. every culture having own definition for dragon tattoos. The Differences also exists in Asian Dragons, The Chinese dragons have five claws, the Japanese dragons have four claws, and the Vietnamese dragons have only three. The Chinese boast that their dragon is …

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Japanese Tattoo Symbols

There is something that is so uniquely mysterious about the Japanese culture that it has somehow both mystified as well as inspired the Western World today. From the rich history of the samurai warriors and the daimyos to the life under shoguns, the colorful culture of the Japanese is so far away from that of ours that it has the …

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Japanese Wave Tattoos

When it comes to life, nothing could live without water. Every living animal, human, and plant need water to survive and live. As humans, our bodies are made up of water. In the tattoo world, water can be very symbolic. In this article, you will learn what tattoo symbols are associated to water and what water tattoos can represent.   …

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Japenese Fu Dog And Lion Tattoos

Foo Dogs (Fu Dogs, Foo Lions, Guardian Lions, or Komainu) are the guardians of Buddhist Asian temples. These ancient sacred dogs are usually placed to the left and to the right of a temple entrance.   Many Chinese restaurants have placed Foo Dogs outside their restaurant doors and they are meant to protect the owner and their family. The meaning …

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Japanese flower tattoos

Japan is the land of Samurai warriors, mythical beasts and, not to forget, beautiful works of art. Tattooing is an ancient art in Japan and historians have traced the origin back to 5000 B.C.They also have evidence which can prove that this art may have existed even before that. The traditional name for tattooing in Japan is irezumi. Literally translated …

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Japanese Skull Tattoos

From fierce dragons to delicate flower blossoms or large intricate scenes of samurai warriors locked in mortal combat with powerful demons, Japanese style tattoos can provide designs and symbols that work for anyone. Whether it’s a koi lazily swimming across a hip, an emerald serpent slithering up a calf, a ring of cherry blossoms joined together in an ankle or …

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Japanese Snake Tattoos

Generally, the image of the snake is considered to represent a negative character. The prevailing opinion in Japan is however void of any influence of the biblical association of the snake with sin. The snake is an image that is very commonly found in the art of tattooing in Japan. Snakes are most commonly featured in the Japanese tradition of …

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Japanese Tattoo

ANCIENT ART OF THE JAPANESE TEBORI TATTOO MASTERS | INK IN HARMONY Taking off from JFK today for a two week trip that will take me on a quick stop at Tokyo, then on to Korea, China, and finally Hong Kong. The zen and artistry of Japanese tattoo has long fascinated me, and with this trip, this post seemed only …

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