Deep rooted with history and culture; Asian tattoos – also popularly known as Irezumi / Japanese tattoos have been around for centuries. Uniquely designed dragon, phoenix, koi fish, oni/hannya masks will commonly be found as main subjects.
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Tattooing has been popular in Asia for thousands of years. It is used for style, tribal traditions or for religious/spiritual purposes. Tattoos has a long and complicated history but continue to gain popularity, especially irezumi (入れ墨) which Japanese for tattoos. Traditional Japanese tattoos are popular for their intricate designs, vibrant contrast or color, and sometimes for their meanings. Common Japanese designs include:
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Chinese tattoos: Chinese tattoos are very aesthetic on a visual level, very powerful in communication and loaded with symbolism. To make a Chinese tattoo, you will need the work of a precise and detail-oriented artist. Calligraphy is one of the fundamental elements of Chinese tattoos and focuses on symbols or phrases.
These tattoos often feature Chinese characters, which blend seamlessly into the art of tattooing. The symbols are full of tradition and history and offer wise words that are full of depth and meaning. A Chinese tattoo artist can create a symbolic image using either Chinese characters or other popular images such as mythical creatures like lions, phoenixes and dragons or realistic images such as Koi fish and turtles. It’s important, however, to work with a Chinese tattoo artist Toronto that understands the Chinese characters and the meanings behind them to get a true representation of what you want the art to stand for.
Korean tattoos: Korean tattoos are true works of art. This style has attracted many tattoo lovers; Korean tattoos are delicate, full of details and a work of precision. They combine calligraphic elements with well-marked strokes. They are usually small tattoos or tattoos of small details, which require delicacy.
One of the most distinguishing features of a Korean tattoo is the technique used to create it. These tattoos are made using a single needle that allows more detail to be added to minimalist designs. A Korean tattoo artist is skilled at making the popular animal and realistic flower designs, which are generally extremely well-detailed, colourful and delicate. The Korean tattoo artist Toronto should also be familiar with water colour techniques that are famous for their play of colours.
Japanese Tattoos: Japanese tattoos are unique, original and trendy tattoo ideas. Japanese style tattoos require a specific art form and usually represent essential parts of the oriental culture. Japanese folklore strongly influences Japanese tattoos with figures of cherry blossoms, dragons, tigers, samurai and gods of Shintoism.
The Japanese tattooing technique is also known as Irezumi and it is well known for using characters from Japanese mythology to create large-scale motifs. You’ll often find a Japanese tattoo covering large areas of the body such as the arm sleeve, a leg or the entire back.
Japanese traditional tattooing features a readability and a boldness so that there is no ambiguity regarding the images that are portrayed. You can expect to see bold line work, large colour contrasts and a sense of movement in the illustration. Although traditional Japanese tattoos remain widely popular, different styles have emerged throughout the years including the Japanese neo-traditional tattoo. The neo-traditional Japanese tattoo is a stunning portrayal of different cultures and aesthetics blended together.
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