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Permanent Impressions
(304) 545-2735
17 S Gate Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Advantage
(304) 720-9064
300 Washington St W
Charleston, WV
 
Danny's Ancient Art Tattoo Studio Inc
(304) 925-8240
3812 Maccorkle Ave Se
Charleston, WV
 
Wizard's Illusions Tattoo & Piercing
(304) 768-4830
4902 Maccorkle Ave.
South Charleston, WV
 
Bare Knuckles Tattoos
(304) 925-8240
9111 Maccorkle Ave
Marmet, WV
 
Heretic Tattoo
(304) 746-9465
320 7th Ave
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Advantage
(304) 720-9064
300 Washington St W
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Creations Tattooing
(304) 744-6207
2252 Roxalana Rd
Dunbar, WV
 
Dancing Bear Tattoo Studio
(304) 776-3313
5165 Big Tyler Rd Ste 205
Charleston, WV
 
Atomic Ink Tattoos and Piercings
(304) 755-ATOM
808 Main Avenue
Nitro, WV
 

Bamboo tattoos

Bamboo tattoo designs Bamboo Tattoos - Bamboo is a favourite tattoo design motif for individual seeking to have large parts of their anatomy covered with skin ink. In tattoo scenes which feature creatures like tigers and dragons , bamboo is a popular backdrop, used in a similar fashion to design elements like smoke, fire, clouds and water. Bamboo gives a tattoo an authentically Asian feel, its segmented stalks and long leaves instantly recognizable all around the world.

For centuries, of course, indigenous tattoo artists in tropical regions would have likely applied their ink with bamboo implements, a practice still employed in Samoa, Japan, Thailand, & Borneo. As a tattoo motif, bamboo designs may symbolize the best of this amazing plant's qualities. Bamboo represents strength, stability & durability; and perhaps even more importantly, a long and fruitful life. In many places on earth, bamboo is associated with the eternal cycle of life, death & rebirth. Bamboo is an extremely hardy plant, capable of flourishing with astonishing vigor and vitality, qualities prized in many cultures.

Bamboo imageBamboo is actually a grass with tall, slim, segmented, cane-like stalks and long, slender, tapering leaves. It is native to Asia, India, and parts of Australia and Africa. The canes possess such great tensile strength that in Asia they're used in scaffolding instead of aluminum or steel. Bamboo is reputed to be the only plant able to withstand a hurricane. From medicine to tools, from food products to construction and landscaping, bamboo has found many important roles in human activities. Music, arts and crafts, and fabrics and toys all benefit from bamboo's unique qualities.

Due to its strength and durability, the bamboo plant has for thousands of years represented these qualities in spiritual teachings. In China, it's not only a symbol of longevity, but together with the plum blossom, the orchid, and the chrysanthemum, represents the four seasons. In Japan, cultivated bamboo forests guard sacred Shinto shrines. Groves of bamboo are likewise planted in many Buddhist temple grounds. In India, bamboo is an emblem of friendship, and in Vietnam it is said to represent the very soul of the people. A creation legend from the Philippine Islands speaks of the first man and woman emerging from split bamboo stems after a battle between Sky and Ocean.

Some species of bamboo -- when conditions are right for sending up new shoots -- grow as fast as two inches per hour...

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