sakura's birthday

my tattoo is 1 year old today, so happy birthday , sakura!
I've been fascinated with japanese culture for a long time, so getting a japanese tattoo seemed the perfect thing to do. I want to send a big thanks to the wonderful tattoo artist  tavi, who did my tattoo.
in both japanese and chinese cultures the cherry blossom (sakura) is full of symbolic meaning and significance. in japan, cherry blossoms are a metaphor for life. a brief, brilliant blooming, followed by the inevitable fall. for the chinese the cherry blossom is a very significant symbol of power. typically it represents feminine beauty and sexuality and often holds an idea of power or feminine dominance. within the language of herbs the cherry blossom is often the symbol of love.
so here it is, the way it looks now:

 

and how it was done, one year ago:





1 comment:

  1. Iubita ai innebunit? Ptiuuuuu! Mega-giga tatoo! Oricum arata foarte bine! Nu a durut? Vreau si eu unul mic pe picior. Unde l-ai facut?

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