Redcap crane on inner thigh from last year
Ninetailed fox healed from last year on rear thigh and bum
Progress on this Mara back-piece looking forward to adding to this as it will eventually go down to rear thighs
Putting some colour into this Raijin thundergod sleeve ,
And the monkey god Hanuman got finished off
More grunt work on this huge dragon back-piece starting to take shape now ,and the ends in sight ,looking forward to seeing all this filled in
A healed up shot of a glock pistol with a tiny Statue of Liberty on the handle
Finished off this Japanese style sleeve this week , koi at the bottom
Dragon koi at the top
One particular legend is the koi fish’s claim to fame. An ancient tale tells of a huge school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. Gaining strength by fighting against the current, the school glimmered as they swam together through the river. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away.
The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall to no avail. Their efforts caught the attention of local demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognized the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a dragon, the image of power and strength.