Chinese Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
Chinese tattoo designs have been extremely popular in Western culture the last decade, and show no signs of slowing down in popularity. Chinese characters themselves make for great tattoos as they are interesting to look at. The Chinese symbol for love, strength, peace, hope, happiness, and faith all make for great tattoo designs.
Aside from the Chinese characters, Chinese dragon tattoos are very popular as well. The Chinese dragon is long and snake-like, with no wings and usually has 5 claws. The dragon symbolized good luck, happiness, fertility and immortality. It is a very benevolent creature.
The Ying Yang and Chinese phoenix are also artwork found in the Chinese culture that makes for great tattoos. The phoenix stands for virtue and grace. The Yin Yang symbol has many different meaning, and can be combined with other Chinese tattoo designs.
Although tattoos have traditionally had a negative association throughout history in the Chinese culture, as the belief was the body is sacred and should not be altered. That belief is changing in modern China, and this history rich country has some beautiful and very meaningful symbols and images from which we can get some amazing tattoo designs.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here are some popular Chinese symbols and their meanings:
And here is a small gallery of pictures of Chinese Tattoo Designs:
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