These black and grey cover ups have been ongoing for around four years , in the last two we have picked up the pace and made the bulk of this work , now at near finished stage looking to move onto other areas of the body , a body suit in the making
This tattoo was made to link up to another artists work on the upper arm
Straight forward and fun ,
Here’s some info on Foo Dogs
Foo Dogs (Fu Dogs, Foo Lions, Guardian Lions, or Komainu) are the guardians of Buddhist Asian temples. These ancient sacred dogs are usually placed to the left and to the right of a temple entrance.
Many Chinese restaurants have placed Foo Dogs outside their restaurant doors and they are meant to protect the owner and their family. The meaning of the foo dog is to guard and to protect. They are believed to have powerful mythic protective powers. The meaning of a foo dog tattoo is therefore very similar, to protect it’s bearer and guard against evil forces.