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Good Life Tattoos And Piercing
(330) 374-0100
752 W Market St
Akron, OH
 
Assassin Tattoos
(330) 753-8282
930 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH
 
Dinoz Tattooz & Body Piercing
(330) 608-2818
517 N Main St
Akron, OH
 
Righteous Ink
(330) 745-8096
1273 W Waterloo Rd
Akron, OH
 
Silver Creek Tattoo Salon
(330) 784-5695
1413 Goodyear Blvd
Akron, OH
 
Pain Hate Pain Studios
(330) 374-0100
752 W Market St
Akron, OH
 
Rubber City Tattoo Company
(330) 633-8282
1252 E Tallmadge Ave
Akron, OH
 
Arkham Tattoo
(330) 255-1225
P O Box 4751
Akron, OH
 
La Rox Inc
(330) 434-0077
138 S Arlington St
Akron, OH
 
Tattoos By Sheila && Gift Shop Inc
(330) 784-6359
1563 Massillon Rd
Akron, OH
 

Samurai tattoos

Samurai warrior tattoo design ideas Samurai Tattoos - The samurai warrior is the penultimate symbol and epitome of masculine courage, honour and justice within Japanese tattooing, and the samurai represents the highest masculine ideals within Japanese culture. The samurai adhered to a strict code of conduct called 'Bushido', meaning 'the way of the warrior'. Bushido was based on the Zen Buddhist principles of Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Trust, Honour and Loyalty until death. Other ideals to which the samurai aspired were self-discipline, frugality, self-sacrifice and nobility.

As a samurai, a warrior was expected to conduct himself and act as if each day were his last, as it might well be. If every day might be a samurai's last, he was expected to keep his affairs in order, so that his family would not be burdened upon his death. A samurai did not want to owe money or other debts for the same reason. A samurai lived in the now, cognizant always of the fleeting nature of existence. The cherry blossom , with its ethereal, fragile beauty came symbolize the samurai for that very reason.

Samurai images

Samurai tattoos are some of the most elaborate and extensive of Japanese designs and the kanji characters representing the Bushido principles are favourites with practitioners of the martial arts. Samurai were a favorite subject of wood-block prints and other cultural art, and Japanese tattoo artists often drew upon this rich cultural trove of images for inspiration.

Samurai images

Samurai Warrior Tattoo Designs Though historic fact points to the samurai class as elitist and idle, given more to carousing and gambling than to defeating its enemies on the battle field, the noble aspirations associated with them continue to excite. The image of the samurai as strong and courageous warriors exhibiting fantastic swordsmanship has survived in Japan, and has inspired the West. Some modern historians insist that the celebration of the ideals that the samurai embodied is as important as knowing the facts.

The samurai were the military aristocrats of their day. They were protectors of the shoguns and warlords that ruled Japan until the Meiji Emperor was restored to power in the 19th century. The majority of the samurai class were warriors, but some were more famous as philosophers and artists, and never saw battle. A samurai was expected to marry and father children, not only because centuries of warfare depleted the population, but to assure the continuation of the social class to which he belonged. Unlike the knights of Europe - who did not inherit the title but were given it by the reigning monarch - the samurai's wife and children were also samurai.

The sword became the symbol of the samurai, and the specific sword known as the katana, was curved, slender, and single-edged with a long grip that could be held with both hands. His armour was of leather or iron and covered with lacquer - not wood or bamboo as popularly believed. The armour and helmet of Darth Vader appears to be based on that of t...

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