Monday, March 19, 2012

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - Megan Fox

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

Actress Megan Fox tattoo is often faced with the general mass of transformer judges over her body will receive up to the tattoo lovers. She has a star and crescent moon, a poem written on the ribcage, kanji, and a few more, including an image of Marilyn Monroe. Who ever thought of such a scheme?

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Megan Fox for our fashion style

So now that you know what your favorite celebrity tattoos available, just choose one of their design tattoo and get ready to flaunt it.

With all the above information now I can say I belong to two sites as it is higher membership free to join, and lasts for life. There are no monthly fees and you still get all the cool ideas. I feel that membership offers the greatest out there and do not have to waste time trying to find what you want. I am sure, if you're like me, you spend a few hours a week just looking, but to do so for fun, just to get more ideas.

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Megan Fox over her body will receive up to the tattoo lovers


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Megan Fox including an image of Marilyn Monroe


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Megan Fox crescent moon, a poem written on the ribcage, kanji, and a few more


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Megan Fox She has a star and crescent moon

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - Britney Spears

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

We all love Britney Spears and her tattoos too. She has tattoos of butterflies, fairies and female flowers. She has designed a tattoo in Hebrew and religious cross, lips, wings, kanji and much more.

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design  We all love Britney Spears and her tattoos too

So now that you know what your favorite celebrity tattoos available, just choose one of their design tattoo and get ready to flaunt it.

With all the above information now I can say I belong to two sites as it is higher membership free to join, and lasts for life. There are no monthly fees and you still get all the cool ideas. I feel that membership offers the greatest out there and do not have to waste time trying to find what you want. I am sure, if you're like me, you spend a few hours a week just looking, but to do so for fun, just to get more ideas.

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Britney Spears famous for their tattoos up and down their body


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Britney Spears She has designed a tattoo in Hebrew and religious cross


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Britney Spears lips, wings, kanji


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Britney Spears She has tattoos of butterflies, fairies and female flowers

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - David Beckham

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

David Beckham, soccer player world-famous has tattoos up and down his body. He expresses his thoughts through his tattoo. There have thats of wings, angel, cross and other religious tattoos, names his children and his beloved wife in Sanskrit.

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design  David Beckham soccer player world-famous has tattoos up and down his body

So now that you know what your favorite celebrity tattoos available, just choose one of their design tattoo and get ready to flaunt it.

With all the above information now I can say I belong to two sites as it is higher membership free to join, and lasts for life. There are no monthly fees and you still get all the cool ideas. I feel that membership offers the greatest out there and do not have to waste time trying to find what you want. I am sure, if you're like me, you spend a few hours a week just looking, but to do so for fun, just to get more ideas.

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design David Beckham celebrities for our fashion style

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design David Beckham There have thats of wings, angel, cross and other religious tattoos


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design David Beckham names his children and his beloved wife in Sanskrit


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Victoria Beckham is true with a tattoo design


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design David Beckham He expresses his thoughts through his tattoo

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - Jessica Alba

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

The Fantastic Four actress Jessica Alba boasts its popular tattoo in Sanskrit script which means lotus flower is a symbol of spirituality. But she is also being arch, daisies and Ladybug. Which tattoo design you liked?


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Jessica Alba celebrities for our fashion style


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Jessica Alba Sanskrit script which means lotus flower is a symbol of spirituality


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Jessica Alba celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Jessica Alba boasts its popular tattoo


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Jessica Alba The Fantastic Four actress

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - Angelina Jolie

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

The next is Angelina Jolie. The beautiful actress also very popular for more than a dozen tattoos on her body sexy. Women who ape would like some of his tattoo designs also. So what does she have on her body? She has everything from the initials of loved ones to prayers. Words written in Buddhist, Arabic and Kanji images of the Latin cross, tiger and dragon. Which one will you get?

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie Women who ape would like some of his tattoo designs


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie beautiful actress also very popular


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie She has everything from the initials of loved ones to prayers


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie



 Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie Words written in Buddhist, Arabic and Kanji images of the Latin cross



Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Angelina Jolie tiger and dragon Which one will you get

Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design - Johnny Depp Tattoo

We all look up to celebrities for our fashion style. And so is true with a tattoo design. There are a number of celebrities around the world who are famous for their tattoos up and down their body. We often try to get tattoos just like them. So here's a list of your favorite stars with all the tattoos they have.

Let's start with Johnny Depp or better known as Jack sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. It boasts of more than 14 tattoos on his body. Many of his plans tattoo represents the people in his life. It has, heart design with a sparrow flying underneath the name of his child, solar and other memorial tattoos.

Johnny Depp Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design Johnny Depp or better known as Jack sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean


Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design  Johnny Depp  represents the people in his life


 
Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design  Johnny Depp solar and other memorial tattoos


  Johnny Depp Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Designs


 
Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design  Johnny Depp It boasts of more than 14 tattoos on his body

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chinese Dragon Tattoo Meaning

Koi Fish Tattoos - Meanings
By Chris P Marks

The image of the koi fish is often used in tattoo designs not just because of its obvious elegance and vibrant colors, but more because of the symbolism surrounding it.


"Koi" is simply "carp" in Japanese, but the expensive fish that we are all familiar with are carp that have been especially bred since ancient times in China. This special breeding has produced the multi-colored varieties of koi fish that people now collect.

Koi are vigorous fish that can swim upstream. An old Chinese legend tells of koi brave enough to swim up the waterfalls of the Yellow River, and that any fish that could reach the point in the river called "Dragon Gate" would turn into a dragon.


While the fish originated from China, it is the Japanese who have made it a household name. The koi is a celebrated symbol in Japan-mostly associated with exceptional courage. It is said that this fish, if caught and placed on a cutting board, can lie still and wait for the knife to drop-without a quiver. That it can remain stoic in the face of imminent death is a quality likened to the samurai warrior's unflinching courage to face the sword.


Generally, koi fish tattoos' meanings include strength of character and the temerity to face adversity and seemingly impossible odds. With regard to the Chinese "Dragon Gate" legend, koi fish are also seen as symbols of high aspiration and accomplishment. Koi are also referred to as "living jewels," and so are likewise associated with luck and good fortune. The image of five golden koi are said to mean "eternal wealth" and well being.

Still another interpretation of the koi's ability to swim upstream is "non-conformity." It is an advisable tattoo motif for people who put great importance to being an independent thinker.


Koi fish tattoos' meanings can vary for different people. Others also believe that the meaning of the koi tattoo design differ depending on the placement, colors and position of the fish, as well as other aspects of the design. Of course, the ultimate meaning of any tattoo would always be unique and personal for the person who has it.


Because koi are beautifully patched fish, it is best to have a koi tattoo design that has any of its natural combinations of the colors gold, white, yellow, red, and black.

Chinese Dragon Tattoo Images

Text As Images in Tattoo Design
By William Connor
Recently I was approached by someone asking for assistance in designing a pair of tattoos; one of them and one for their partner. They were concerned about using text rather than images. Initially they wanted to simply get a tattoo of each other's names, but through the course of discussion, they began to think about accompanying images that were meaningful to them in various ways. Effectively, they became confused and overwhelmed making their decision. The idea of text compared to images needed to be explained and explored.


Text is imagery. Font, point size, kerning, and script all come into play when considering text for a tattoo. The main difference, and even then only in part, is the semantic association with the chosen text. Initially, the couple mentioned above had disassociated the imagery of the text itself with the semantic meaning. Once the elements of the text as art became clear, they needed advice. What style should they get? How large should the text be? How far apart should the letters be spaced? Should the words the wanted tattooed be in their first language or in another?


Using one's first language for text tattoos has immediate meaning and most likely meaning for those most often admiring their artwork. Using another language could make the meaning of the text or characters more personal, almost secretive, in the same way that some religious text is "hidden" from public knowledge. Some Buddhist texts, for instance, are written in scripts only taught to monks such that mostly only those who study the text can gather the semantic meaning behind the text. Choosing to use the Chinese character for love would only mean love to those who can read the character unless explained, otherwise it would be a beautiful array of stokes and lines rather than an idea. Pierician semiotics discusses this very concept and that is beyond the scope of this article. What should be addressed is the level of exposure of the meaning behind the text tattooed: will most admirers understand the artwork or is something more private preferred?


Placing the text also comes into play. The length and shape of the artwork may be determined by the kerning of the characters and the style of font used. This will interact dialectically with the canvas provided by the receiver's body. What space on the skin that is available and desirable will in part determine the size and shape of the text.


Text need not be isolated, either. Surrounding or integrating text and characters with non-semantic artwork can provide a combination of meanings and increase the shapes and styles to be thematically presented through tattooing. Related non-semantic artwork to semantic text is a perfectly acceptable parallel presentation, as is creating a collage of meaningful images and words to form a more complicated and in depth personalized tattoo.


Semiotic discussions may well be too complicated of a concept when thinking about creating a personalized tattoo, but it is important to remember the concept that text is artwork in and of itself when choosing to incorporate semantic meaning into tattoo design. Enlisting the assistance of an online tattoo design service can be very helpful to ensure the beauty and clarity of a text oriented design. Read some reviews of services and select the service that is best for you. Some services are even text specific, such as Chinese language tattoo design sites, and these services will always have experienced artists available to help you make informed decisions when creating your custom text oriented tattoo designs.

Chinese Dragon Tattoo Gallery

About Chinese Dragon Tattoo - What Most People Don't Know But Should
By Fanyun Ding

Chinese dragon is a mythical divine beast originated from ancient Chinese folklores. It is now commonly depicted as a huge, serpentine, and scaled creature. Unlike "western dragon" that has been described as evil, Chinese dragon has long been symbolized as the power of auspice both in folklore and art. Created on the land of an agriculture-oriented country, Chinese dragon is believed to bring rain and water, which well explains the position it takes in Chinese culture.


For centuries, Chinese people proudly refer to themselves as "Long De Chuan Ren", or "Descendants of the Dragon". This ethnic identity is believed to originate from Huang Di, a benevolent, legendary emperor who was said to have been immortalized into a dragon. Since Huang Di is considered to be the ancestor of Chinese, hence the saying "Descendants of the Dragon".

Due to that Huang Di myth, Chinese dragon is also symbolized as an imperial power. For dynasties, emperors were referred to as "Long Zi" or "offspring of the dragon", who wore imperial robes with dragons drawn on and claimed to have a dragon birthmark as a divine authorization by heaven.


Chinese dragon is also among the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, a special Chinese way of designating years. To be more specific, year 2000,1988,1976,1964,1952 or any year with a 12-year gap between would be year of the dragon. In order to be "like a dragon", there are more babies born in the years of dragon than in any other animal years of the Chinese Zodiac.

Given all the foresaid reasons, it is not hard to understand why Chinese dragon is so popular among tattoo lovers. In fact, if you happen to be born in those dragon years, it's much recommended that you get a dragon tattoo because you are born blessed to be connected with Chinese dragon.


Basically, Chinese dragon is being tattooed in two forms: picture and character. Some prefer to have their whole back area tattooed with a vivid picture of dragon, while others may be satisfied with the Chinese character of "dragon" tattooed within a one-inch square of area. For dragon picture tattoos, a careful selection of the picture as well as the tattoo artist would be enough to ensure a quality dragon tattoo. For dragon character tattoos, however, it takes efforts to find a great tattoo idea, since you have to take many factors into consideration, including the literal meaning, the "actual" meaning, and the "cultural meaning" of the word that you select. Well, that's just the tricky thing of Chinese.

Fortunately, there are many Chinese phrases that associate with the idea of Chinese dragon. Followings are three dragon-related Chinese idioms for your reference.

Shen Long Ma Zhuang/ Long Shen Ma Zhuang

strong and energetic with an impressive bearing.


Both Shen Long Ma Zhuang and Long Shen Ma Zhuang are legitimate as an idiom, as in many cases Chinese characters can be reversed in words yet remain a similar meaning, just like this one.

Literally speaking, Shen means "magical, with divine power", Long means "dragon", Ma means "horse" and Zhuang means "strong". In Chinese culture, horse is considered intelligent, powerful and friendly to human, which therefore is used together with dragon in this idiom to describe the state of being strong and energetic.

By the way, Shen would be quite a nice character to ink alone, which could also mean "Almighty".

Ru Long Si Hu: valiant and energetic

Both Ru and Si means "like" in Chinese, so this idiom literally means "like a dragon like a tiger". Traditionally, Hu(tiger) and Long(dragon) are used together in phrases, idioms, and sayings to display a status of being strong, in power, and dominant. Needless to say, this idiom would be definitely fit for males since it's full of strength and masculinity.


What's worth noting, however, is that Long usually appears before Hu in expression, and it would seem weird when reversed. That being said, it would be a great idea to add Hu to your tattoo if your former choice was to ink Long alone, yet the right way to do this would be to ink "Long Hu", not "Hu Long".

Huo Long Xian Jian: strong and vigorous

Literally speaking, Huo means "alive", Long means "dragon", Xian means "fresh", and Jian means "healthy". When combined together, they form a unique Chinese idiom, one with a new and congruent meaning. Great literal meaning, great actual meaning, and great cultural meaning, this one is definitely fit for tattooing.

These dragon-related Chinese idioms are the literary and cultural embodiment of dragon and they truly live up to the standards of a unique and smart Chinese tattoo. It will be so amazing if you find one that best fits your personality. A Chinese tattoo dragon can be much more than an ink, but a special identity that helps you stand out of the crowd.

Celtic Dragon Tattoos


If you're looking for a tattoo design that breathes fire, while depicting mystical strength and benevolence, the ancient dragon tattoo is the one for you. Dragons have been capturing the minds and hearts of people for centuries and still are, if the current popularity of dragon tattoos are any indicator of that continuing fascination.

The myths and legends around this flying creature can be found in many fairy tales and are part of the folklore of most ancient cultures. Usually, dragons are thought of as belonging to Asia, but the are part of the beliefs and mythology of cultures all over the world.


Dragons in Eastern cultures are associated with good luck, kindness, fertility and are considered protectors of the villages they fly over. The Western dragon is not so benevolent and is most often depicted as an evil destroyer of villages and a fire-snorting guardian of chests full of treasure hidden in deep caves on a mountaintop.

One of the more spiritual legends about dragons and their powers comes from the beliefs and superstitions of the ancient Celtic chiefs of Ireland. In their beliefs, dragons were symbols of power held by the Celtic tribal ruler. The title, "Pendragon," is the Celtic word for "Chief."


Though the Celts were one of the fiercest groups populating Europe in ancient times, they were spiritual in their relationship with the land around them. That spirituality carried over to Celtic dragons who were believed to influence the land and sites identified as dragon haunts were believed to possess special powers.

The ancient Druids, the priests of the ancient Celtic societies, thought the Earth resembled the body of a dragon, and that dragons were our spiritual connection with Earth's magnetism and healing waters. Some historians say they built their sacred stone circles where they believed the power nodes of the dragon's body existed.


The term "dragon" comes from the Greek word that translates to "to see clearly," which indicates the benevolent nature the Celts believed their dragons possessed, the gift of vision, wisdom and the ability to prophesize.

If you decide to decorate your body with a dragon tattoo, and your ancestry is Irish, stemming from the ancient Celtic tribes, you would be continuing the myths that survived a thousand years of wonderment and the magical powers of dragons. If you select the circular Celtic dragon swallowing its tail, your tattoo would symbolize eternal life.


Tattoo artists the world over are famous for beautiful dragon tattoos of all sizes and colors. Whether your choice of a dragon tattoo is one of the fire-snorting creatures that caste fear on the villagers or one that protected the land and promised eternal life, your body art is sure to be admired by all who see it.

Chinese Dragon Tatoo

About Chinese Dragon Tattoo - What Most People Don't Know But Should
By Fanyun Ding

Chinese dragon is a mythical divine beast originated from ancient Chinese folklores. It is now commonly depicted as a huge, serpentine, and scaled creature. Unlike "western dragon" that has been described as evil, Chinese dragon has long been symbolized as the power of auspice both in folklore and art. Created on the land of an agriculture-oriented country, Chinese dragon is believed to bring rain and water, which well explains the position it takes in Chinese culture.

For centuries, Chinese people proudly refer to themselves as "Long De Chuan Ren", or "Descendants of the Dragon". This ethnic identity is believed to originate from Huang Di, a benevolent, legendary emperor who was said to have been immortalized into a dragon. Since Huang Di is considered to be the ancestor of Chinese, hence the saying "Descendants of the Dragon".


Due to that Huang Di myth, Chinese dragon is also symbolized as an imperial power. For dynasties, emperors were referred to as "Long Zi" or "offspring of the dragon", who wore imperial robes with dragons drawn on and claimed to have a dragon birthmark as a divine authorization by heaven.

Chinese dragon is also among the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, a special Chinese way of designating years. To be more specific, year 2000,1988,1976,1964,1952 or any year with a 12-year gap between would be year of the dragon. In order to be "like a dragon", there are more babies born in the years of dragon than in any other animal years of the Chinese Zodiac.


Given all the foresaid reasons, it is not hard to understand why Chinese dragon is so popular among tattoo lovers. In fact, if you happen to be born in those dragon years, it's much recommended that you get a dragon tattoo because you are born blessed to be connected with Chinese dragon.

Basically, Chinese dragon is being tattooed in two forms: picture and character. Some prefer to have their whole back area tattooed with a vivid picture of dragon, while others may be satisfied with the Chinese character of "dragon" tattooed within a one-inch square of area. For dragon picture tattoos, a careful selection of the picture as well as the tattoo artist would be enough to ensure a quality dragon tattoo. For dragon character tattoos, however, it takes efforts to find a great tattoo idea, since you have to take many factors into consideration, including the literal meaning, the "actual" meaning, and the "cultural meaning" of the word that you select. Well, that's just the tricky thing of Chinese.


Fortunately, there are many Chinese phrases that associate with the idea of Chinese dragon. Followings are three dragon-related Chinese idioms for your reference.

Shen Long Ma Zhuang/ Long Shen Ma Zhuang

Strong and energetic with an impressive bearing.

Both Shen Long Ma Zhuang and Long Shen Ma Zhuang are legitimate as an idiom, as in many cases Chinese characters can be reversed in words yet remain a similar meaning, just like this one.


Literally speaking, Shen means "magical, with divine power", Long means "dragon", Ma means "horse" and Zhuang means "strong". In Chinese culture, horse is considered intelligent, powerful and friendly to human, which therefore is used together with dragon in this idiom to describe the state of being strong and energetic.

What's worth noting, however, is that Long usually appears before Hu in expression, and it would seem weird when reversed. That being said, it would be a great idea to add Hu to your tattoo if your former choice was to ink Long alone, yet the right way to do this would be to ink "Long Hu", not "Hu Long".