Japanese-style tattooing is very popular in Western tattoo culture. Take a closer look the dragons, koi, kanji and waves of Japanese tattoos.
Japanese Tattooing and Designs [offsite link]
Photos of Japanese tattooing, links to tattooists in Japan. Awesome videos of traditional hand tattooing being done on this page. This page was also made by Rae, the Body Art editor.
Asian Zodiac Kanji
The Japanese writing characters known as kanji are very popular for tattoos. Here is a listing of the kanji that correspond to the twelve animal signs of the Asian zodiac.
Dragon Tattoos and Designs [offsite link]
Nice topical page with lots of dragon tattoo pictures. Galleries break down by arms, legs, back, etc.
Heart, Spirit and Mind Kanji
Looking for some kanji ideas for your new tattoo? This group of Japanese kanji characters all incorporate the line structure and life qualities of this root character.
Japanese Koi Tattoos [offsite link]
Learn more about and see pictures of Japanese Koi Tattoos
Japanese Tattoo Books
The Japanese culture has a very distinctive tattoo style and it has been a popular influence on Western tattooing since the 1960s. Explore the distinctive history of this highly developed tattoo style.
The Japanese style of tattooing is highly developed and visually quite distinct. The large scale of the bold designs have captivated the Western tattoo world for many centuries, and inspire many larger creations along similar lines.
Kanji for Tattoos - Characters for People
This page lists Japanese kanji that refer to people. You will find the characters the words mother, father, son, daughter, teacher, friends and more.
Learn more about the symbolism of koi tattoos, the popular Japanese-bred carp that come in nearly endless colors and pattern variations.
The Japan Tattoo Institute [offsite link]
The Japan Tattoo Institute is the first organization devoted to preserving and encouraging the traditional Japanese art of hand-tattooing known as "tebori".
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