Hanuman The Hindu Monkey

Hanuman

 

Hanuman,  is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu world. Believed to be a representative or Avatar  of  lord Shiva, Hanuman is considered a symbol devotion also  physical strength and perseverance. Hanuman is found in the Hindu epic Ramayan! It takes the form of a monkey.

Hard to get that monkey off your back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Full Back Tattoo

Full Back Tattoo – becuase it’s summer, and you get to show it off.

Full Back Tattoo

A few things that you should consider before getting your full back tattoo are:

  • the time it will take to get your tattoo finished and competed. Larger tattoos take longer to do. It will take  many sessions  to complete a full back tattoo design and each session will depend on how long you can withstand the needle, and ho w long the tattoo artist can work at one time.
  • Like your tattoo artist. You will be spending lots of time together.
  • the cost. Larger tattoos cost more money. A back is a larger area.

For a tattoo artist, the back is considered prime real estate.

Always plan ahead and remember tattoos are for life. So take your time and do some research. A lifetime memberships with a Tattoo gallery is a great idea – you can download as many tattoos as you want. Try doing a henna tattoo of your tattoo pattern  and see how you like it on your back.

This back is getting a tattoo montage treatment. Not everything is of the same style…yet should work because the lines are of the same thickness and proportion. If you don’t plan ahead and keep adding tattoos to your back, it can end up looking junky and cheap. Try limiting the colors so that there is cohesion, and match the style. For example, only add Chinese styles, or tribal. Try to make sure your proportions make sense too – don’t make tweety bird the same size as a mountain.

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A Rose Tattoo On Your Lower Back Is Sweet


Creative Commons License photo credit: Shannon Archuleta

A red rose is the symbol love, romance and passion. Usually.

But as always, cultures have their own way of looking at things.

The red rose also symbolises grace and beauty.

A red rose has become a symbol of socialism and it’s image is used by the British and Irish Labor Parties, as well as by the French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian, Dutch and European socialist parties. The symbol originates from the red rose used as a badge by the marchers in the May 1968 street protests in Paris. (from theydeserveit.com)

Roses are also a popular Christian symbol.  The white rose was seen as standing for the innocence and purity of Maria, while red roses symbolized the blood of Christ, and the thorns represented sin. (from a stamp site!)

What The Australians Call Lower Back Tattoos

lower back tattoo arse antlers

(Photo by tu_foto)

Hey, nice Arse Antlers.

Australia’s word for lower back tattoos was just one of the new words out there that people were voting on for Word of the Year at macquariedictionary.com.au, Australia’s national dictionary.

It didn’t win the Committee’s choice of Word of the Year 2007 – that honour went to: pod slurping : the downloading of large quantities of data to an MP3 player or memory stick from a computer.

But “arse antlers” DID win the people’s choice award for the Fashion category. Yay!

Check out the rest of the Word of the Year winners here.

P.S It’s probably a good idea to make sure you don’t have tanorexia or are a salad dodger – you want to make sure your tattoo is shown in the best light.

Betcha You Never Thought Of Getting A Duck Hunt Tattoo

duck hunt tattoo on women’s lower back

Most people think their tattoo designs are very original. However we’d bet a bundle that there  aren’t too many of these out there.

Crystal got her tattoo of the Duck Hunt arcade game that came out in 1984 done by Chris at Chicago Tattoo Company in Winter Park, FL.

duck hunt game arcade tattoo

Are you a true original? Send us your pics of really original tattoos and we’ll post them in our gallery.

(Tattoo story and photo via ModBlog)