Thunder and windgod from Japanese folk tradition make this unique tattoo
Raijin (雷神?) is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology.
His name is derived from the Japanese words rai (雷?, “thunder”) and “god” or “kami” (神 shin?). He is typically depicted as a demon-looking spirit beating drums to create thunder, usually with the symbol tomoe drawn on the drums.
Fūjin (風神?) or Futen is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods.
He is portrayed as a terrifying wizard-like demon, resembling a red headed green-skinned humanoid wearing a leopard skin, carrying a large bag of winds on his shoulders.
In Japanese art, the deity is often depicted together with Raijin, the god of lightning, thunder and storms.
Redcap crane on inner thigh from last year
Ninetailed fox healed from last year on rear thigh and bum
Fresh legsleeve in progress
Been working away on this colorfull patterned Egyptian sleeve it’s an abstract depiction of Anubis and a woman releasing birds into the sky and beyoned framed with the river Nile and the sun , all fully healed here except the small freehand wrist section joining the hand and sleeve /
when fully completed better photos to come
Scarab beetle on hand fully healed
River Nile and traditional Egyptian pattern cuff
Anubis with sun and cosmos backdrop
Mind boggling but an enjoyable project
Cheers for the trust Steve 👍🏻
Started a load of new tattoos recently , jumped ahead on an in progress backpiece to put this lotus on fire on the throat ,
Knocked on in 2hrs to be continued onto chest next and joining the backpiece below ♠️
Well done Justin , sat like a rock
Here’s is some ongoing and recent work
Healed lower legsleeve from the summer , small extension to the top
Dragon legsleeve rear ,on the go …
Finishing up on this one , healed photos soon
And started another mammoth back piece
And made another sitting on this dissolution themed Rams skull
straight of a flight from Canada a quick shower and then another full day sitting on this ,hardcore dedication to the bodysuit tattoo
Enjoying this one , check previous post for full info on the theme here
The mental and financial strains of the body suit are a true measure of your dedication ,
these days with tattoos being more common and visible ,work on this scale is the next step in maintaining the mystique and awe that tattoos can possess.
This colourful dragon sleeve started of with a one point Buddah head then quickly developed into a large sleeve here’s the progress after a full day sitting , these are £450 and gives you from 11-6 with a short lunch break
A couple of discreet coverups in this sleeve , I was given the choice by the customer to go for colour or black and grey , it was more of a challenge to do it without the iconic colours , I’m happy with the results ,here’s Thor,spidey,captain America,iron man and hulk
Been putting this foo dog on Duncan’s ribs ,large scale work here and tough sittings to lay in the colour , added this little turtle of longevity (minogame) on the lower with another to follow just above the knee ,
In Japan, the turtle has developed a more independent tradition than the other three prominent beasts of China. The minogame (蓑亀?), which is so old it has a train of seaweed growing on its back, is a symbol of longevity and felicity. A minogame has an important role in the well-known legend of Urashima Tarō.
According to traditional Japanese beliefs, the tortoise is a haven for immortals and the world mountain, and symbolizes longevity, good luck, and support. It is the symbol of Kumpira, the god of seafaring people.
Enjoying working on this back-piece another full day sitting bring some good progress on the colours