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.
Here’s the third tattoo in the dissolution theme I’ve been working on.
A genie coming from a lamp was given to a long time customer and friend, again he had no say in the design but was happy to go ahead when I showed him the sketches.
One of the tattoosin this style has been given away each month until December
Thank you for all the applications and interest
There are no more free Tattoos left ,;)