Oriental Tattoo Designs
No other styles of tattooing are anymore ‘high-impact’ than oriental tattoo designs. This is especially the case with Japanese style which is an amazing way of tailoring your body art.
Oriental tattoo designs would revolve around Chinese and Japanese work, although Japanese is by far the most popular of the two, especially for larger designs.
There are a number of unique tattoo designs which would be considered to be from the Chinese style. Like the Japanese version, Chinese work has a lot of dragons included.
But the most prevalent choice from the Chinese genre has got to be the symbols which are used as their form of writing.
When re-created onto the body in all black ink, these catchy symbols look absolutely amazing on anyone. What’s more, they’re convenient enough to be placed on any part of the body you can think of. From the side or back of the neck, right down to the foot area itself.
For the most jaw-dropping and absolutely spectacular style of tattooing, no other style ever beats Japanese. This style incorporates the best of both worlds; with plenty of black patterned ink, interspersed with a myriad of very colorful objects and features. To create the black inked background, this can either be achieved through thick panelling or Japanese swirls.
On occasions, a blue background may be prevalent and this is best achieved through the use of Japanese waves. Japanese Geisha girls, Japanese Koi fish and dragons are the most commonly seen central features in this style of oriental tattoo designs. The Koi fish will look completely at home when surrounded by the Japanese waves effect and this style is one way of ensuring that you end up with the very best dragon tattoo that you could ever wish for.
The amount of detail; right down to the realistic scales on the dragon‘s body, make these types of designs quite simply – breath-taking! Another good thing about the Japanese dragon is that a design can be tailor-made to fit any part of your body.
One fashionable position for this piece is to have the dragon’s head resting on the chest and the body either coming down on the ribs, or down the full length of the arm. Pain wise: you may perhaps prefer to opt for the arm location. With this type of oriental tattoo designs, you have plenty of scope to cover much larger areas of the body.This is ideal for full back pieces, sleeves and chest plates. The Japanese style background can extend over large parts of the body and it will always make for some highly effective body art on its own.
Chinese style tattoos seem to be more popular choices for women and they will often have them placed at the top of their shoulders, on their lower back, or even some Chinese symbols around the ankle.
Japanese style is of the most masculine appearance that you can find and it would therefore not really suit a female wearer. It is difficult to believe that tattooing was banned in Japan for many years. This was an absolute travesty, especially when you consider the fact that this style has contributed so much to the industry of tattooing itself.
It is always such a shame when narrow-minded people are allowed to ruin other people’s lives. However, that said, oriental tattoo designs have now found their way to the West, so do yourself a huge favor and check out some of those amazing designs today.