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Antifashion Tattoo
(360) 578-2657
1302 21st Ave Apt 12
Longview, WA
 
Antifashion Tattoo
(360) 578-2657
1302 21St Ave Apt 12
Longview, WA
 
Sikk Dawg Ink
(360) 578-0897
1829 15Th Ave
Longview, WA
 
A Mark of The Vampire
(206) 243-1219
14842 1St Ave S
Burien, WA
 
Tom Cat Tattoo
(360) 533-7940
214A E Wishkah St
Aberdeen, WA
 
Lucky Ink Tattoos
(360) 414-8537
1114 Broadway St
Longview, WA
 
Punktured Tattoo && Piercing
(360) 423-3782
1407 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA
 
Skin Deep && Rah With Attitude
(360) 414-7000
P O Box 2014
Longview, WA
 
Tats Delicatessen
(206) 264-8287
115 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA
 
Elfen Design
(360) 739-4340
6992 Portal Way
Ferndale, WA
 

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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