Geisha Tattoo

Secret garden geisha tattoo

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How much do you know about Tibetan Symbols? Do you tattoo them? Or are you planning to get one tattooed?

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

It is not only a matter of copying Shige’s, or Philipe Leu’s work (I.e. skulls) as it is often seen, You also have to understand the symbolism and the culture that is represented, the how and they why! So get this book if you want to get anywhere near some kind of serious learning phase. We’ve got it, and we wouldn’t get rid of it for sure! This book does not only serve as an introduction, but also will remain a valuable source of information and inspiration, probably for the lifetime of your tattoo studio. It also serves as a good introduction to anyone who wishes to study Buddhism, or become Buddhist.

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Mike Giant, Muerte, 36th Chamber

Mike Giant, Muerte, Cover

isbn 978-88-88493-19-0
17×24 cm, 96 pag.
Summer 2007
36 Chambers
SOFTCOVER

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Muerte is a celebration of the master of black ink, Mike Giant. He has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style is made up of equal parts Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration – is unmistakable. Latin and Hispanic culture play a major role in the execution of his silhouettes, which resemble buxom pin-up femme fatale’s and assorted other voluptuous characters, often with skulls and animal tentacles.

Muerte Pin up by Mike Giant

Muerte Rose

Muerte prayer

Muerte Mike Giant

Mike Giant Muerte

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Snakes, Hawks &Tigers by Horimouja

Snake Tattoo design

Snake, Hebi
They are said to have supernatural abilities, such as protection against illness, disaster, bad fortune and like the dragon can bring rain. Snakes have the ability to transform themselves into human forms, usually that of a vengeful, jealous or wronged woman. One of the best stories of this transformation is in the tragic story of Kiyoshime and the priest Anchin. Not all Snake myths are bad, many shop owners have the image, of a snake, coiled around a mallet hanging near the entrance, this is to bring good fortune and prosperity.

hawk Tattoo Design

Hawk, Taka

Hawks Represent Boldness, bravery, figthing spirit and nobility. There is an old proverb that says “No Aru Taka Wa Tume Okasuku” A wise hawk hides its talents. So the symbol of the hawk is used to describe a person that has much talent, but is modest about their abilities.

Tiger Tattoo Design

Tiger, Tora
Considered to be the supreme of all land animals by the Chinese, representing strength, courage and long life. Tigers are also said to be able to ward off bad luck, disease and Demons. In many old prints you will see a tiger fighting demons [Oni] at the side of “SHOKI” The demon queller. It’s said also that wearing a tiger pelt on your back will take away all aches, pains and heal sickness. Tigers are one of the four sacred animals, symbol of the North, season of Autumn and control the winds.

This is a book I recommend if you need new inspirations and drawing, check it out on amazon.

Japanese Tattoo Design Book, Dragon Issue. New Style Japanese dragon and traditional Japanese Dragon Tattoo designs, Japanese Export of Tattoo publications!

Japanese Dragon Design Tattoo Book

Japanese Dragon Tattoo Design & Special Japanese Export, Direct from Japan with Love!

Yoso Tattoo* For Tattoo lovers is pleased to announce we have finally launched our Special Services for Japanese Tattoo Lovers! We’re ready to ship orders worldwide.

Many readers asked if we could find cool Japanese Tattoo books for them! So we’ve decided to try to a service! Made with Love from Japan! In English! If you’re just wondering which publication would be good for you, read about our special services! If you Like dragons tattoo! Check this page now! Also make sure you check the Special back piece issue.

Thank you! Arigato!

Yoso