Tattoo Professionist 17 - Japanese Style
31 x 21 cm, 80 pages, spiral bound.231 designs in black and grey, colour and linework by various artists.
IN THIS ISSUE
you'll find the best of Japanese style: geishas, samurai warriors, cherry blossom, lotus flowers, chrysanthemums, koi carp, goldfish, dragons, phoenixes, Japanese demons, maneki neko (the lucky cat) and drawings dedicated to Buddhism.
Some drawings are shown alongside their kanji, or Japanese characters.
JAPANESE STYLE TATTOOS
Japanese style tattoos are hugely popular and held in high regard in the West, where both classic, traditional designs and new interpretations of the theme can be seen.
Some enthusiasts tattoo a large area of their body, others choose to cover an arm or a hip, or even go for little decorative motifs that suit their personal style or have a symbolic meaning.
This collection includes traditional Japanese designs, redrawn by tattoo artists as well as some amazing interpretations of the theme.
One section includes beautiful, Buddhist-inspired designs.
In Japan Buddhism is practised by only 20% of the population (although some studies put the figure at 30%). It is however appreciated and followed in the West and is often the subject of amazing, profoundly inspired tattoos.