26 Oct 2011

Cherry Blossom Tattoos

Cherry Blossom Tattoos
Cherry Blossom Tattoos

I have to confess this is one of the great looking cherry blossom tattoos I have seen lately. Full back coverage and beautiful in the details. It has depth and really looks very much alive and growing. One thing about cherry blossom tattoos, they take a long time to put the ink to. You are looking at a few days worth of work for sure. The tree in this tattoo is extremely detailed and I would consider calling this a master piece.

Correct me if I am wrong, but don’t most cherry blossom tattoos have very few cherry blossoms on the branches. This tattoo has way more than I am accustomed to.

I think this tattoo gives off the feeling that it could cure anything that ails you with just one touch. The way a lot of cherry blossom tattoos depend on the correct delivery to the viewer is not present in this tattoo. It is just one gorgeous tattoo and I can’t find one thing wrong with it. I don’t think I could wear it on my back as well as this guy does, but after looking at it for a while, I sure would like the chance to try. Just simply a beautiful piece of artwork.

1 May 2011

Cherry Blossom Tattoos

Cherry Blossom Tattoos
Cherry Blossom Tattoos

What’s incredible about cherry blossom tattoos is that you can add them everywhere and they just seem to keep growing, branch by branch, and cherry by cherry. Looks like this person has started their tattoo on the side and they will add on to it as time goes on. I bet they add some background designs along the way, and then some small birds along with it. Beautiful tattoo in my opinion, I like the way it says, This is the fruit of my labor, or something along those lines.

It’s always amazed me how much trees and plants are entwined into the Asian art of tattoos.

The Asian people do love their outdoors and the karma that comes along with it all. I saw one woman with cherry blossom tattoos at a tattoo convention and her tattoos were totally wicked. They had green leaves with the cherry blossoms nestled amongst them. Fantastic art doesn’t even come close to how I felt about it when I saw it. I have two cherry blossom tattoos myself, and I will probably get a third before to long. The next time I get one it will done from a design pretty much like this one, just a little smaller.

23 Feb 2011

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Cherry Blossom Tattoo

The cherry blossom is a symbol that was traditionally associated with the Samauri of feudal Japan. The essence of Bushido, or the Way of the Warrior, is that the true Samurai lives every day knowing it may well be his last. A samurai’s motto is, "This is a good day to die". The cherry blossom tattoo design is a powerful reminder that life is fleeting and we must live in the present and cherish every waking moment, for it may well be our last.

The spring equinox is the time of cherry blossoms, a season of religious celebrations that feature invocations for a plentiful harvest. In this respect, the cherry blossom tattoo is seen as a symbol of prosperity and good luck. While the cherry fruit was a dominant symbol on a samurai’s sword sheath, it’s the blossom of the tree that’s quintessentially Japanese and which figures prominently in Japanese tattoo art. Aesthitically speaking, the cherry blossom tattoo design in the picture is both an elaborate and breath taking example of the traditional style. While most people choose to only display the blossoms themselves, this wearer has taken it even further beyond the norm by displaying the entire tree as well.

31 Mar 2010

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo
Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Here we have a nice looking cherry blossom tattoo that appears to be on someone’s leg.
I could be wrong but I think the whole symbolism of the cherry blossom thing is the renewal of the fruit. The rebirth of the tree so to speak and therefore it shows that all things grow and wither and are reborn once again with new life. Very much like the symbolism of the legendary phoenix. The great bird who is consumed by fire and renewed out it’s own ashes.

The cherry blossom tattoo has been around for a very long time and that is because the significance of the cherry tree had been strongly rooted in our history. Especially here in in the United States. Did you know that the White House lawn is covered with cherry blossom trees? This is all because of their significance to us as a people. The cherry blossom tree grows and renews its blossoms much like the people of this country rose up and took control of their own destiny. For tourists it is a big deal to go to Washington, D.C. just to see them all in bloom. So, if you are from the U.S. a cherry blossom tattoo will always have a meaning.