Backpiece in progress

the demon that tempted Gautama Buddha by trying to seduce him with the vision of beautiful women who, in various legends, are often said to be Mara’s daughters.In Buddhist cosmology, Mara personifies unwholesome impulses, unskillfulness, the “death”of the spiritual life. He is a tempter, distracting humans from practicing the spiritual life by making mundane things alluring, or the negative seem positive.

Here he is in progress this will be down over the bum to the back of the thighs when completed , 20140928-102318-37398029.jpg

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Foo dog sleeve – lower arm

This tattoo was made to link up to another artists work on the upper arm

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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.