Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Koi, Skull and Chrysanthemum Leg

Time to add frog and rocks to the list of ingredients on this leg.
Started the upper addition a little while ago but just getting around to sorting pics.
Technically this is a three legged frog (Sanbonashi no kaeru in Japanese).  In Chinese and Japanese culture it is a symbol of prosperity and a good omen to related to wealth.
Next time on the inner thigh we're adding a small magical hammer called a Uchide no kozuchi, also a good luck type charm that grants its holder wishes.
These were both his ideas, and I've been impressed with the amount of thought and research he's put into his tattoo work.  It's nice to do such a large piece where the client has a very clear vision and style in mind that is open to interpretation...

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