Walking amidst the bamboo, our blood covered ronin senses an attack. Always in constant peril, he remains alert and calm. Swiftly turning around he draws both of his katanas using the double sword technique taught first to him by his legendary teacher. Miyamoto Musashi.
Tags: tattoo, blood, red, the-warriors, warriors
The design represents honor, peace, love, and sadness. It serves as a reminder to the world that violence should always be the last resort, but it also shows that through dark actions beautiful things are still possible. The rainbow coloring is used as a symbol of unity, which is to show that as people we should put our differences aside and come to together. The kanji "あ-爆弾 男" on the shirt says "A-Bomb Man." This design was created using three images from my trip to Japan. The man himself is a statue of Kodo Sawaki, the "homeless" Zen monk, found at the Sengakuji Temple, Tokyo, Japan. Also located at the Sengakuji Temple is the graveyard of the legendary 47 Ronin. The silhouette is an image of the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu, located in Hiroshima, Japan. The ruin was once the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall before the end of World War II, and today is now part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The final image is the Eternal Flame which is also located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Tags: japanese, tokyo, honor, peace, peace-sign