Chrysanthemum Tattoo – In Progress. Black and Grey Japanese Sleeve showcasing white chrysanthemum flowers and waves. Chrysanthemums – KIKU in Japan, being incredibly beautiful also have very powerful meaning…
KIKU Cultural Significance
Since the chrysanthemum was first cultivated in China, the flower still holds deep cultural significance to this day, especially in art. The chrysanthemum is one of the Four Gentleman, which include the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo. These are the four main plants depicted in traditional Chinese watercolor paintings, and are derived from Confucianism.
In Japan, the official seal for the Imperial family is a chrysanthemum with 16 petals and is used for official government documents. In the military, the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum is the most prestigious honor that can be awarded by the Emperor. (Source)
Schedule an Appointment
If you’d like to have this kind of tattoo in your life, and like George’s style of tattooing, please feel free to contact him and then you will discuss your custom tattoo. But before that:
1. Please check up portfolio ones more, just to be sure that George’s style of work is compatible to your tattoo idea, he wouldn’t be able to help if it’s not.
2. Collect reference pictures to clearly illustrate your tattoo idea in the best way. Please note: George works by custom only. Photos of someone else’s tattoos can only be used as an example of desired tattoo style. Absolutely NO copying of other peoples tattoos or parts of that tattoos! More tips about custom tattooing can be found here.
3. George only takes consultation bookings via e-mail, please send detailed conceptual description of your tattoo idea, including approximate expecting size, body part, left or right side etc. Please attach all images you have collected. The more useful information you can provide, the quicker your actual consultation can be scheduled.
George works only in styles represented in his portfolio and absolutely serious about results of his work, that’s why He’s always really selective on what to do on skin. For instance, He never makes letterings, sorry about that. Please, set up your consultation appointment only if you strongly believe that George can do what exactly you want.
Japanese sleeve tattoo in progress. Black and grey sleeve tattoo. Chrysanthemum 3/4 sleeve. Done at Tattoo Culture, Brooklyn, NYC.