Cherry blossomÂ is a symbol of femaleÂ beauty andÂ sexuality. Additionally, theÂ cherry blossomÂ is theÂ Chinese symbolÂ of feminine principal it also symbolized love in a language of herbs.
TheÂ cherry blossomÂ is a common symbol in traditional Japanese woodblock art dating back many centuries, and as a consequence is often featured inÂ Japanese tattooing which has drawn artistic inspiration from the woodblock prints for several centuries.
Bushido, the samurai’s code, takes theÂ cherry blossomÂ as its emblem. The blooming of the cherry tree is the purest manifestation of beauty inÂ Japanese culture, but then the blossom swiftly fades and is scattered by the wind. This is the perfect death for a true warrior, who has lived with constant awareness and acceptance of the precariousness and transitory nature of existence. The essence of Bushido, or the Way of the Warrior, is that the true Samurai lives every day knowing it may well be his last. A samurai’s motto is, “This is a good day to die”. TheÂ cherry blossomÂ as aÂ tattoo designis a powerful reminder that life is fleeting and we must live in the present and cherish every waking moment, for it may well be our last.
The mythological bird of fire is familiar to most of us, but perhaps not so well-known is in it’s original meaning — ‘phoenix’ in Greek means ‘palm tree’.
According to Chinese mythology, the phoenix is the symbol of grace and virtue and is second only in importance to the Dragon. It represents the union ofÂ yin and yang, and was a gentle creature associated with the Empress, who alone could wear its symbol. The feathers of the Chinese phoenix were black, white, red,Â green and yellowÂ – the five primary colours. In Japan, the phoenix is found carved into sword hilts, andÂ the imageÂ of the bird seen asÂ embroideryÂ on kimonos. Along with the sun, the phoenix is one of the emblems of the Japanese Empire. In Japanese tattooing the phoenix is often twinned with the the dragon, symbolizingyin and yang, the harmonious combining of the best of the feminine and masculine virtues.
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