Oriental Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
Oriental tattoos consist of a very broad range of artwork. Chinese and Japanese designs fall within this category. Koi fish, dragons, and Kanji tattoos are all part of the Oriental tattoo category. Oriental tattoo designs are known for being very elegant and sophisticated in style. Oriental tattoos are typically both very colorful and symbolic. Reds, blacks, golds, jade green are the most prominent colors you usually see in an Oriental design.
Flowers and plants are seen quite often in Oriental tattoo designs. The lotus flower is probably the most common, but adding any type of flowers to your design can enhance your tattoo. As for trees, the cherry blossom is the most commonly used tree in these types of designs. You can even add some birds on the tree for even more style options.
A lot of Oriental tattoos use the entire body as a canvas. Full back tattoos in this style are common. Images are put on the body to tell a story on an entire arm. Even though these tattoos can be large, they are very detailed. These tattoos usually follow a Japanese perspective that ensures balance and symmetry.
Patterns are also a common theme in Oriental tattoos. They can be used in the background, or can even be used as a standalone tattoo. These Oriental patterns include strict geometric patterns and symmetry. These patterns can consist of spiraling circles, blocks of colors, or really any design or shapes in a repeating pattern.
Oriental tattoo designs are some of the most stylish and meaningful tattoos you can put on your body. If you are planning to get Chinese or Japanese writing, make sure you know for sure what it says. Changing a character even slightly may change its meaning.
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 is a small gallery of pictures of Oriental tattoo designs:
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