There are millions of different tattoos, and many have deep meanings behind them. Tattoo artists develop specific styles for their artwork. This article will discuss some of the tattoo styles.
Japanese tattoos date back to 10,000 BCE and have a history that relates to being sacred and traditional. This is a very distinctive style, that draws upon well-known and recognized themes in Asian art, intricate detailed items of real beauty, such as lotus flowers, Koi carp, tigers, waves, cherry blossoms, dragons, geisha girls, Buddha, Samurai’s and so on. These images can be used to relay a story. This type of style of tattoo, is timeless and will never grow old or become out-of-date; it’s art-work which can grow and expand to cover as much of the body as one wants it to and can often cover whole limbs. It’s colourful. It needs careful planning; and it’s usually of a 2-dimensional style. A traditional Japanese intricate design is known as Irezumi, which has its basis in tebori (hand carved) tattoos. Yakusa tattoos have links to the Japanese criminal underworld; the tattoos have bold black outlines, and can sometimes include characters from Japanese folklore. If you get a tattooist who is experienced in this art-form, every aspect of the design, from the direction of the waves, to the direction of an animals head will have a meaning behind the decision.
Celtic designs, are usually in black ink, and their design is made up of intricate knots; and sometimes crosses and spirals. People may often have a Celtic band circling there upper arm. It is also possible to get trinity knots; trees of life and Celtic animal designs. Generally the meaning behind Celtic designs, is some link to a Gaelic, Welsh or Breton heritage, or connection to the folklore there.