Awesome Koi Fish Tattoos

We already went over the history of koi fish and the significance of their colors in a previous gallery, which you can check out by clicking here, so there’s no real need for us to go into all that again. Koi fish have a rich history and long been favored

Koi Fish Tattoos – the History and Symbolism Behind the Colors

Koi fish tattoos are often very intricate and detailed and are usually the central character in Japanese tattooing. These beautiful creatures, mean carp in Japanese and are usually representative of overcoming life’s obstacles. Chinese and Japanese mythology has a story of the koi which made this fish a symbol for strength

Perseverance Tattoo Exhibit Video1: VMFA w/Kip Fulbeck

The title of the exhibition at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is derived the Japanese word gaman, loosely translated as “perseverance“—a word that has long been associated with tattooing in Japan. According to Takahiro Kitamura, curator of the exhibition, and Kip Fulbeck, exhibition creator, designer and photographer, perseverance is what

Japan’s Complex Relationship with Tattoo

Japan’s Complex Relationship with Tattoo When visiting Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition, on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Virginia until September 27, you’re struck by the pure artistry. Photo after photo of intricate, mesmerizing designs, breathtaking colors, and symbolic imagery, one interwoven into the