Tattoos with the Samurai motif are quite the rage among the Japanese and are slowly gaining a foothold in the mainstream. The tattoos depicting the Samurai tend to be colorful and very detailed. They are depicted in numerous ways and come in many colors. The size of these tend to be on the larger size due to the details that are added on the tattoo.
The samurai tattoo is supposed to symbolize the very quality of strength and bravery that are associated with the noble samurai. Due to this and their stunning detail work they make excellent tattoo designs to be worn on the sleeves. You can embellish the tattoo with other design components.
Due to the rich history and cultural value attached to the Samurai, the tattoos tend to have a lot of symbolic value. Many a man would pick up the samurai tattoo due to the tales of bravery and immense masculinity associated with the Samurai. Considered noble warriors whose life mission is to server and protect the higher ranking people in the society, the samurai where highly regarded and respected.
The Samurai’s prescribed to a certain way of living that was based on honor and service. It was based on Zen Buddhism and samurai were required to remain calm of mind while focusing on their duty. They were skilled at all the arts of war. Though born to protect and fight they would shun unnecessary slaying. They followed “Bushido” which was based on the principles of disciplining the self, bravery, honor and respect. These principles were held in greater value than their life by the brave and noble samurai.
They overcame their fear of death and would face every day of their life as if it was their last day on this earth. They were to bring order to all things around them. Marriage was part of the culture and by marrying a samurai the woman would also become samurai and be bound by the same code of conduct.
Therefore we can imagine that the samurai tattoo would symbolize all these things like discipline, bravery, masculine strength, duty and honor, noble and higher thinking, honor above death among many other such qualities.When a person gets a samurai tattoo it is not only for the detailed and painstakingly exquisite design but also for the noble and great qualities that are represented by the Samurai. The tattoo would remind you to live your life to the fullest and to make each moment count as if it were the last one. The samurai were among the elite and pains would be taken to indoctrinate them in the qualities that will build their strength and character even further.
The samurai and the samurai culture are essentially Japanese; thereby tattoos having this motif would also inculcate other elements that are to do with the Japanese culture. This could include sayings, swords, cherry blossoms as well as samurai in different poses. The addition of Yin and Yang symbols, dragons, tigers and the Katana are also quite common.
Since the samurai tattoo is full of deep symbolism and can have many elements added to embellish the tattoo, you would be well advised to do your research. And do not limit yourself to just the designs, do concentrate on the other elements and make your choice with great care. This way you will find that you have a tattoo design that means a lot to you looks great and is well designed. Like always do consider the money, time, pain and future implications of getting inked before you proceed. This way there will be no second thoughts.
The Meaning and Symbolism of Samurai Tattoo:
Samurai tattoos were commonly adorned by the noble Japanese warriors who were outstanding in their ability to overcome the fear of killing and of death during combat. The samurai tattoo design below is an expression of a warrior who is fully armed.
Wearing samurai tattoo design was considered as an expression of bravery and an act of patriotism amongst the Japanese. Just like in the Samurai tattoo design below, the outlook of the tattoo depicts a brave face of someone with and fully armed for battle.
Some of the common features and elements in samurai tattoo designs is the sword and it symbolizes protection and strength. The power behind the demonstration of bravery by the samurai’s came mainly from their strong belief in values like courage, respect and honor. Meditation was also a major practice that they identified with just as shown in the design below.
Samurai tattoo designs have become quite popular and not only with the Japanese but other cultures as well. The meanings associated with the tattoo expresses what majority of tattoo lovers may want to identify with.
Apart from Japan, the samurai tattoo designs are also common in Asia, America and other parts of the world. Samurai tattoos can be worn in any part of the body provided the space is large enough for the preferred design.
Meanings Associated with Samurai Tattoo Designs:
There are various meanings associated with samurai tattoos and what often comes to the mind whenever samurai tattoo is identified is an expression of a warrior or a fighter. It also symbolizes protection, strength, courage and discipline.
Samurai tattoos are mostly preferred by men because of their masculine nature and again most of the attributes associated with the tattoo are those that men greatly value. Samurai tattoo design below looks quite spectacular on the arm where it is worn and works to greatly enhance the features of the wearer.
There are various elements and features that are associated with samurai tattoo design like in the design below. The beautiful color combination and other incorporated features makes the design to be quite stunning.
Use of horses during battles is a common experience and incorporating horses in samurai design just like in the design below has a way of enhancing the overall outlook of the design. The various elements incorporated in the design below blends quite well making the design to look fabulous.
The samurai tattoo design below looks fascinating with the warrior aboard clearly caught in motion which creates such a breathtaking feel. The color used and the great artistic work makes the entire design to look spectacular, it also fits quite well on the back where it is worn.
Wearing samurai tattoo is a constant reminder of the values reflected by the elite Japanese warriors, the barriers they were able to overcome and the sense of strength they demonstrated in fighting battles. The samurai tattoo design below looks quite complex with numerous features and elements incorporated together in the design.
Samurai tattoos are normally very versatile and greatly expresses the personality of the wearer. Samurai tattoo design below expresses a very powerful figure with a sword in the hand. The tattoo can be quite intimidating and scaring at the same time especially when viewed by other people.
The place the tattoo is worn below looks perfect with the size of the samurai tattoo and the artistic design creating such an appealing and elegant look. The tattoo also enhances the masculine features of the wearer and can be perceived as a demonstration of courage and strength.
Samurai warrior tattoo design below is a great work of art with the helmet and the warrior like attire looking perfectly design. The elements incorporated in the design enhances the entire outlook of the wearer and blends well with the complexion.
There are different collections and ideas of samurai tattoo designs and most of them carry that feel of power and versatility. Before settling on a particular design, remember to choose something that resonates well with you as the kind of design chosen may have some significant impact on your personality and how you are perceived.
There are common elements that are associated with samurai tattoo like the dragon, octopus, koi fish, geisha amongst others. The elements incorporated in the tattoo often helps in enhancing the beauty and meaning of the tattoo.
Many tattoo lovers especially those that wear samurai tattoo designs have a reason behind wearing the tattoo and a meaning they associate with the design. Having the tattoo on somehow creates that feeling of strength to the body and mind with a strong desire of conquering every challenge that they face.
Some of the samurai tattoo designs can be quite complex and creepy especially when combined with different elements like the one below. The design looks great with all the features and the colors used blending quite well.
The samurai tattoo design below is a combination of an intricate helmet that symbolizes power with the facial expression looking so creepy and scary. The design expresses elements of rage and power towards the enemy.
The below design looks like a samurai ghost tattoo and can be an expression of the unique powers that the samurai’s possess. The tattoo is well designed but quite scary although it works well to send fear and chills towards the enemy.The one color used in expressing the design makes it to look entirely eye-catching.
Samurai tattoos also remind wearer’s of some sacred lifestyle and the best way to express that is by incorporating features that express the sacred nature of the design. The samurai tattoo design below looks quite complex with the combination of koi fish making the entire design to look quite spectacular.
Use of weapons are part of samurai tattoo designs and works well to enhance the meaning and complexity of the design. The design below looks quite spectacular with the color combination and the clouds creating such a magnificent outlook.
The samurai tattoo design below is an expression of great artistic work with the facial expression showing courage and strength. It takes great expertise and experience in tattooing to be able to design such intricate designs.
The samurai design below looks so real like the image has been sticked at the place. The fully armed samurai tattoo design enhances the masculine features of the wearer and the overall outlook
Modern tattoo inking has made it possible to ink intricate designs with high level of precision. The samurai tattoo design below is a real indication of bravery and it is inked with great precision.
Samurai tattoo designs can also be worn by ladies especially when beautiful combination of elements are used like in the design below. The combination of the sword and flowers makes the entire design so cute and ideal for ladies.
Samurai tattoo designs is not for the weak hearted especially if inking is done in the traditional way given its extremely painful than the modern inking methods. The tattoo is also large which also makes the process of inking to last quite long.
Samurai tattoos are generally large and tends to look stunning when done on the large surface areas of the body like the back, the upper arms, chest and other ares. The samurai tattoo design below looks spectacular with the lighting and half moon incorporated which makes it to look quite complex.
Before settling on the samurai tattoo to ink, one should take time to think appropriately consider the different types of samurai tattoo and their symbolic meanings. The inking should also be done only by an expert tattoo artist with experience in samurai tattoo designs.
Popular Images of samurai tattoo Designs
There are images that are known to be popular with samurai tattoo designs like the inclusion of a hose, sword, helmet and war attires. The design below incorporates some of the features which makes the entire design to look so breathtaking and elegant.
The samurai design below looks creepy yet stunning with the colors blending so well. Use of elements like the skull in samurai tattoo designs is normally common and the appearance of skull can be scaring to many people who sees the design.
The upper part of the body like the arm is one of the places in the body that is commonly used for inking large tattoos like the samurai tattoo.
The samurai tattoo design below looks spectacular with the color combination and other features blending so well. The place the tattoo is worn also enhances the overall outlook of the wearer.
The samurai tattoo design below looks quite complex with features and colors combined in a magnificent way. The place the tattoo is worn also enhances the overall outlook of the design.
The samurai tattoo design below expresses a very focused samurai who is fully armed and ready for battle. The elements used alongside the tattoo also creates such a complex outlook of the wearer.
The tattoo of a striking samurai is such a unique and magnificent design. The color combination is great with the skull element making the design to look more creepy while at the same time adding complexity to the design.
The samurai tattoo design below is an expression of a samurai that is fully armed and focused on the attack. The facial expression and the elements around the design creates such a cool expression of the design.
From the dragon element to the scary looking face, the helmet and lightning, all the elements combines well in the samurai tattoo below resulting into such a hostile and scary look.
The samurai tattoo design below is simple yet stylish with all the colors and elements combining quite perfectly. The place it is worn also makes the design to look spectacular.
Wearing samurai tattoo that covers the entire back require some element of boldness and love for the art. The samurai tattoo design below is an intricate design with a combination of elements like the dragon, the skull and other features that makes the design to look more versatile.
The samurai tattoo design below looks great with one of the most important feature, the sword inked in such a magnificent and fabulous way.
The samurai tattoo design below is a versatile piece of art with features that look scary and stunning for the tattoo lovers. The tattoo design cover the entire arm which also enhances the overall outlook of the wearer.
Although most samurai tattoo designs are large and complex, it is possible to have a simple and sizable samurai tattoo design just like the one below.
The color combination in the samurai tattoo design below looks spectacular with most of the elements blending perfectly well.
Samurai tattoos are known to express courage, discipline, tenacity and a great resolve to overcome and just like in the samurai tattoo design below, the samurai looks well armed and fully focused for the battle.
The sword is a very important element in samurai tattoo designs and the tattoo design below looks spectacular with the colors used blending perfectly well.
The samurai tattoo design below is an expression of the dynamic helmets used by the samurai’s that gives protection to the entire head. The design looks cool with the use of one color highlighting the unique features of the design.
The samurai tattoo design below looks so real with the samurai looking fully armed on the upper part. The design looks spectacular on the arm where it is worn.
The design below is a combination of elements that make samurai tattoo a great piece of artwork. The skull, geisha and other features provides such a rich blend to the samurai tattoo.
The samurai tattoo design below looks unique with colors that makes the elements to blend quite well. The colors used are magnificent and the design fits well in the open space where it is worn.
The samurai tattoo design is a symbol of the helmet and facial expressions worn by the samurai’s which is quite intimidating and scary. The color combination and the place the tattoo is worn looks quite fabulous.
The samurai tattoo design below looks great with the helmet and facial cover showing what the samurai’s wore in the battlefield.
The samurai tattoo design below shows the geisha staring at the samurai who is fully armed and in the mood of a battle. The design looks great and highlights the overall outlook of the wearer.
The below colorful samurai tattoo design looks great with all the elements blending quite well. The place the tattoo is worn is also appealing and greatly enhances the wearer’s outlook.
The samurai tattoo design below is a complex piece of artwork with all the features blending quite well. The color combination looks great with the numerous elements combining quite well.
Samurai tattoos carry great expression of strength and power and the samurai tattoo design below is a unique piece of artwork that is combined with features like the skull that makes the design quite magical.
The samurai tattoo design below covers the entire back and arms with the blend of the colors and other elements combining quite well. The samurai tattoo is whole huge statement by the wearer as it takes a great level of love for the design to endure all the pain that goes with such a gigantic design.
The samurai tattoo design below comprises of some creepy and scaring images that identifies well with the feeling that the samurai’s would create in their enemies. The elaborate use of blue color blends well with other colors.
The samurai tattoo design below is a complex piece of artwork and shows the picture of the samurai’s while in a meditation mood. The design looks great with the features like the trees and the flowers blending well with the design.
The samurai tattoo design below comprises of a helmet and a scary skull which identifies well with the samurai’s. The elements used in the design makes a good combination with the features blending quite well.
The samurai tattoo design below is an amazing piece of artwork with the appearance of a ghost like creature around a pool of blood. The design shows the samurai staring on something after an attack.