Japanese Peony Tattoo
Japanese Peony Tattoo Sleeve is still In Progress. 1 session left and I will be able to show the final result.
Peony Flowers in Japanese Art
In Japan Botan, Peonies – King of Flowers, not only represent beauty, but also wealth and nobility of spirit, also its an important medicinal plant. Tree peonies were part of the great flow of goods and ideas from China to Japan. In addition, it also suggests a sort of gambling, daring and even a masculine devil-may-care attitude, quite unlike its character in the west.
The most famous genre of this art form is ukiyo-e 浮世絵 literally “pictures of the floating world” which began in the 1600s. This sophisticated form of woodblock printing developed in Edo and was patronized by a growing middle class. The style which developed for woodblock prints also spread to other forms of art.
Before your consultation:
1. Please check up my portfolio ones more, just to be sure that my style of work is compatible to your tattoo idea, I 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: I work 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. I only take consultation bookings via e-mail, please send me 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.
I work only in styles represented in my portfolio and absolutely serious about results of my work, that’s why I’m always really selective on what to do on skin. For instance, I never make letterings, sorry about that. Please, set up your consultation appointment only if you strongly believe that I can do what exactly you want.
Japanese Peony Tattoo. Done by George Bardadim, Tattoo Artist based in NYC