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Tattoo Plus
(580) 917-8224
7524 E Highway 82 Oklahoma Rdg
Lawton, OK
 
Elegant Expressions Permanent Makeup By Suzy
(580) 704-9224
2928 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK

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A Different Drummer Tattoo Studio
(580) 357-7800
2511 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Vintage Ink
(580) 355-4828
2908 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Mainstream Tattoo And Body Piercing
(918) 245-3332
107 N Main
Sand Springs, OK
 
Medusa'S
(580) 354-9448
1003 Sw E Ave
Lawton, OK
 
Altered Images Tattoo
(580) 353-7600
5525 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Artistic Ink
(580) 353-8287
3132 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Eyewitness Tattoo Inc
(918) 622-6824
2120 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
 
Bennett Tattooing && Body Pierc
(918) 227-6499
15 N Park St
Sapulpa, OK
 
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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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