Traditional Japanese Sleeve

November 8, 2014 by Carl Hallowell 0 comments
Traditional Japanese Sleeve

Image 1   Gods of Thunder

It is not my intent on this website to attempt to inform the reader on the esoteric idols of traditional Japanese tattooing; to understand, you must already know. This kind of arcane knowledge comes at a higher premium, it shouldn’t be coughed up carelessly. The ones that need to know will find out along the way, but I would say that if you want to know, that now is the time, while you are still young… These archetypes may help you if you trip and fall, may help you to understand nature, or simply your own skin. At any rate, these images speak for themselves. This is tattooing, the world’s strongest art form.

I had the pleasure to start this sleeve last night on CZ, the progress was amazing, he kept sitting as I continued to add more. We finished up with the elbow, and the wind from the upper arm culminating in a violent swirl that already contains falling maple leaves, the flower of the season.

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