Lotus Japanese Tattoo
This Lotus Japanese tattoo is a part of a full sleeve – Lotus flowers and Koi Fish. Its still in progress. Piece by piece this sleeve will be finished soon!
Koi Fish has a very strong symbolic meaning in Japanese Culture, Art and Tattooing. In Japan it is good fortune or luck, Koi also associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, symbolizing good luck, abundance and perseverance. Symbolic in Buddhism is to represent courage. Today the fish are considered to be symbolic of advancement materially and spiritually. Also they are symbols of strength and masculinity – “warrior’s fish”.
Lotus Flower in Japanese art always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond.
Because of this Lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty.
In progress Japanese Tattoo – Lotus Flower by George Bardadim, Tattoo Art, NYC.