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Bodyworks Tattoo and Piercing
(406) 252-7899
406 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT
 
Eagle Tattooing
(406) 245-0379
2323 Belknap Ave
Billings, MT
 
Art Tattoo
(406) 245-0851
16 N 35th St
Billings, MT
 
Eternal Ink
(406) 655-0011
111 S 24Th St W
Billings, MT
 
Eternal Ink
(406) 655-0011
111 S 24th St W Unit 14
Billings, MT
 
The Gallery
(406) 248-2447
528 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 
Eagle Tattooing
(406) 245-0379
2323 Belknap Ave
Billings, MT
 
Art Tattoo
(406) 245-0851
16 N 35Th St
Billings, MT
 
Body Graphics
(406) 652-6034
2309 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 
Permanent Impressions
(406) 248-9197
711 Birch Ln Trlr 11
Billings, MT
 

Hannya Mask tattoos

Hannya Mask tattoo designs Hannya Mask Tattoos - The most well-known of the Oni demon masks in Japanese theatre, the Hannya mask has two sharp horns protruding from the temples, and bulging eyes staring from beneath a glowering forehead. The mouth is a gaping hole with grotesquely exaggerated canine teeth protruding from the mouth like the fangs of a wild animal. With its range of fierce emotions and expressions, the Hannya mask is a favourite tattoo image with enthusiasts of traditional Japanese tattooing .

The Hannya mask first appeared in the Japanese Noh and Bunraku plays around the 14th century, when theatrical masks - carved of wood -- were used to depict the character's state of mind or temperament. The Hannya mask represents a woman who has been betrayed by love and is filled with rage, jealousy and hatred. She has become a demon. In fact, she bears little resemblance to a woman at all. In the 14th century, all women characters were played by men and the masks were a favored prop.

Hannya Mask tattoo designs One legend of the Hannya tells of a beautiful woman who falls in love with a priest. Some folk tales say she was rejected outright, while others have the priest returning her love, yet he was forbidden by his vows to touch her. Her longing and desperation, the tragedy and pain of her unrequited love turns her into a monster consumed with rage, jealousy, anger and revenge.

The social rank of the demon-woman is indicated by the colours of the mask. The lighter tones identify her as a member of the aristocracy, while a red lower half places her in the lower classes, and a completely red visage declares her a true demon. The darker the tones of the complexion, the more violent the portrayal of the emotions of the character who wears the mask.

Although the woman depicted by the Hannya Mask is a woman so hideously jealous that she has become a monster, the suffering and passion of this 'victim of unrequited love' is revealed in the details of the mask decoration, especi...

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