Japanese Sleeve Tattoos

Japanese sleeve tattoos are truly stunning works of art, often containing such designs as dragons, flowers and plant life, fish, animals such as cats and of course the Japanese sword wielding samurai.

Enjoy these wonderful pictures of cool Japanese sleeve tattoo ideas below.

Flowers, clouds and flames design.
Bright and colorful idea with vegetation and sun beams.
Flowers and ocean waves idea.
Peacock and bengal tiger artwork.
Animal inspired with sea creature.
Cloud base with samurai and tiger.
Koi fish.
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Yin Yang Tattoos

Chinese philosophy describes yin yang as how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, such as dark and light, cold and hot, female and male. These photos showcase the true beauty and balance of yin yang tattoos.

Yin yang tattoo design, one on each wrist.

Tribal yin yang tattoo design on back left shoulder.




Eagle Tattoo

American Eagle Tattoo to cover a poorly done and totally backward Eagle Globe and Anchor Tattoo. A type of tattoo I take a lot of pride in doing well. So beware on where and who tattoos you, not all tattoo mistakes can be easily covered up. I will have a before picture of the covered tattoo soon.

Eagle tattoos
Eagle tattoos
Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle Tattoos

So a guy walks into a tattoo shop… sounds like a start of a joke, but seriously which tattoo shop you walk into could mean all the difference in how your tattoo comes out. Here I used an American Eagle Tattoo to cover a poorly done and totally backward Eagle Globe and Anchor Tattoo. A type of tattoo I take a lot of pride in doing well. So beware on where and who tattoos you, not all tattoo mistakes can be easily covered up. I will have a before picture of the covered tattoo soon.

Eagle tattoos
Eagle tattoos
Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Eagle tattoos

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian tattoos and body art have a history of thousands of years and experience a renewed popularity since the 90s, together with other tribal tattoo styles. Aloha!

There’s more to Hawaii than flowers and leis, after all – the Hawaiian islands are part of a larger chain, the Polynesian Islands, which include other island cultures such as the Maori and the Samoan, tribal communities with a rich tattoo tradition.

Tribal Hawaiian arm tattoo
All of these cultures were famous for their tattoo art. Modern tribal tattoos are based on the traditional tattoo art of the Polynesian islands, and Hawaiian arm tattoos represent both the popular culture of Hawaii and the older tribal traditions.

In a sense, it’s natural that Hawaiian tattoos are so popular right now. Other Hawaiian designs and styles – like Hawaiian shirts – have had their day and currently have a strong retro appeal. Hawaiian arm tattoos are also a manifestation of the resurgence of ‘Tiki’ culture, so popular in the 1950s and 60s.

Hawaiian Tribal Tattoos
Tattooing was an important aspect of the Hawaiian culture, just like anywhere on the Polynesian islands. The Hawaiians even have tattoo gods and each time a member of the community gets a tattoo, prayers had to be done in the temple.

Hawaiian tribal tattoo art, known as Kakau, has been practiced for thousands of years and for a variety of purposes:
* Personal identification: unlike other Polynesian tattoo styles, Hawaiian tattoos are used for personal identification (instead of ceremonial purposes).
* Talisman: tattoos were believed to offer protection.
* As a symbol of mourning for a loved one.
* Adornment

Kukui Nuts, Used in Hawaiian Tattoo Ink

The Hawaiian tribal tattoos were mostly black, the tattoo ink was made of a mixture of kukui nuts and sugarcane juice.

Getting a tattoo in a tribal community was not a very pleasant occasion, modern tattoo equipment was not part of tribal life. Instead they used sharp and pointy parts of animals, like bird beaks and claws, that were connected to a branch and hit with a mallet.

The Hawaiian tattoo designs are larger compared to other Polynesian designs, and bolder as well. Typical Hawaiian tattoo designs include:
* Lizards: the Hawaiians had a great respect and fear for lizards.
* Sea turtle tattoos
* Dolphins
* Tropical flowers
* Arrows

Typical spots for tribal Hawaiian tattoos:
* Male: the legs, arms, face and torso
* Female: the hands, wrist and tongue

In the beginning of the 19th century, when European settlers arrived in Hawaii, the art of the Hawaiian tattoo slowly vanished until its renaissance in the 20th century.

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian Tattoos

Phoenix Tattoo Designs

Phoenix are a very popular tattoo design. Phoenix made as phoenix tribal tattoos or phoenix Celtic tattoos are also very popular.

Phoenix tattoos can be tattooed as armbands / arm bands, lowerback / lower back pieces, on ankles, shoulders, the upperback area, chest. . . just about anywhere as body art.

People now commonly search online using the internet for phoenix tattoo flash (tattoo art / tattoo pictures) and this is a great source to find phoenix tattoos. First instinct is to find free phoenix tattoo designs, but the quality of these designs is generally pretty poor (you get what you pay for, of course).

Tattoo Artists who create our tattoo flash get paid a royalty, so your purchase goes to support the flash artists to create more top quality tattoo artwork!

Phoenix tattoo


Phoenix tattoo

Phoenix tattoo

Phoenix tattoo
Phoenix tattoo

Tiger Tattoos
Tigers are the largest and most powerful of all living cat species and easily camouflage themselves to their environment. Strong swimmers and feared by most other living things, the tiger is nothing if not a massive creature with great beauty and strength. As a result, tiger tattoos are among the most popular requests of tattoo lovers.

On males, the most common placement for tiger tattoos is on the upper arm, chest and back. Women generally prefer tattoos be placed on the shoulder, lower back or ankle. In order to recreate the animal in colorful detail, most tiger tattoos are medium to large in size. It may be possible to purchase smaller tiger tattoos if you prefer to only have a portrait-style tattoo of the face of a tiger. The cost of tiger tattoos will be largely dependent upon their size. As a general rule, larger tattoos are more expensive than smaller ones due to the fact that there is more work and ink involved in the process.

The best way to capture a unique image for tiger tattoos is to browse through wildlife magazines, photography books and/or internet photo galleries. By studying real life photos, you will have the opportunity to provide an image to the tattoo artist that is unlike the typical work that they do. Every tattoo parlor has sample tattoos for customers to choose from, but many prefer to select their images in different ways. By researching actual photos and poses of this impressive creature, individuals will be able to recreate tiger tattoos that are unlike the cookie cutter designs available at some parlors.

Tiger Tattoo Designs

Tiger Tattoo Designs
Tiger Tattoo Designs
Tiger Tattoo Designs
Tiger Tattoo Designs
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