40 Unbelievable Japanese Tattoos

Japanese art forms have a fascination that invokes curiosity to know more about it. The oriental concepts of ikebana, origami, bonsai, etc are copied all over the world. These are highly evolved art forms in their ideas and depiction. The same is true with tattoo art. Just the design of Japanese letters can look really attractive when tattooed. When you have themes like cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, dragons, fish, and Samurai warriors and kings the Japanese tattoos take on a new meaning. These are symbols that depict certain characteristics and philosophies; thus making the art more meaningful. Each design in this lot is a masterpiece that’s worth copying.

Art from Japan fascinates everyone. Their concepts of bonsai and ikebana are world-renowned, besides other art forms. There are numerous symbols from nature as well as supernatural symbols that appear in Japanese art. The same applies to tattoos with Japanese themes. Flowers like the beautiful cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums form a major part of these tattoos. Geishas, warriors and kings also make very superbly artistic ideas for tattoos. The dragon, a symbol of power and invincibility, is another topic that is very popular Japanese tattoo. From simple black designs to vibrantly colored ones, each tattoo in this collection is a piece of art.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Shark Tattoos, Leopard Print Tattoos, Fish Tattoos and Southern Cross Tattoos.

Sincerity In Man

This lovely Japanese tattoo through letters expresses the Shinto philosophy of sincerity in a man.

Sincerity In Man

Sincerity In Man

Picture of Intricacy

A dragon designed so intricately on the back is a Japanese tattoo that will be worth copying and showing off.

Picture of Intricacy

Picture of Intricacy

In Full Bloom

The Japanese cherry blossom tree in full bloom is one of the most beautiful sights and is very popular as a tattoo.

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Surrounded By Beauty

As Japanese tattoos go this fearsome dragon surrounded by beautiful flowers makes a superb design.

Surrounded By Beauty

Surrounded By Beauty

Body Painting

A warrior’s face interspersed with many patterns and designs makes a very colorful and flashy Japanese tattoo.

Body Painting

Body Painting

Fury Of Fire

A demonic fire in bright color takes center stage in this very artistic and attractive Japanese tattoo.

Fury Of Fire

Fury Of Fire

Dark Humor

This Japanese tattoo with a demonic face and amusing words shows the wearer’s sense of humor.

Dark Humor

Dark Humor

Beautiful Simplicity

Japanese letters look like beautiful designs, good enough to have one as a lovely neck tattoo.

Beautiful Simplicity

Beautiful Simplicity

Baby Dragon

A small baby dragon drawn in intricate lines is a lovely artistic Japanese tattoo to have.

Baby Dragon

Baby Dragon

Mixed Menagerie

Soft themes like flowers and birds combine with the design of a dragon to create lovely Japanese tattoos on these men.

Mixed Menagerie

Mixed Menagerie

Classic Combo

A poem tattooed along with a lovely flower is a Japanese tattoo that the wearer must really be proud of.

Classic Combo

Classic Combo

Balancing Act

As Japanese tattoos go this one with a dark background of curves and shapes for the bright flowers is a great combo.

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Always Known For Beauty

The cherry blossom, the symbol of extreme beauty is the most popular theme among Japanese tattoos.

Always Known For Beauty

Always Known For Beauty

Fishy Story

A bright-colored fish designed so artistically is a great way to sport a Japanese style sleeve tattoo.

Fishy Story

Fishy Story

Cherry Blossom Symbolism

Beauty unto death…the Japanese cherry blossom tree is symbol that looks brilliant as a tattoo.

Cherry Blossom Symbolism

Cherry Blossom Symbolism

Realistic Cherry Blossom

This Japanese tattoo looks very artistic with its cherry blossom tree that looks almost real.

Realistic Cherry Blossom

Realistic Cherry Blossom

Dragonian Power

The power of a dragon has been depicted in a beautiful and intricate Japanese tattoo that’s worth imitating.

Dragonian Power

Dragonian Power

Maple Tree

Bright reddish-orange maple leaves are a superb design to sport an attention grabbing Japanese tattoo.

Maple Tree

Maple Tree

Fire Breathing Creature

For an attractive Japanese tattoo this fire-breathing dragon in intricate lines makes a real eye-catching tattoo.

Fire Breathing Creature

Fire Breathing Creature

The Beauty Of Flowers

Chrysanthemums designed black ink and cherry blossom in bright red is a superb floral theme for a Japanese tattoo.

The Beauty Of Flowers

The Beauty Of Flowers

Flirtatious Butterfly

The colorful flowers and the flirtatious butterfly combine together to form a really beautiful Japanese tattoo.

Flirtatious Butterfly

Flirtatious Butterfly

Dragon’s Vibrancy

A dragon in vibrant orange and green shades is a very attention grabbing Japanese sleeve tattoo to have.

Dragon’s Vibrancy

Dragon’s Vibrancy

Serene Pagoda

The Pagoda designed in simple black and grey shades emphasizes the serenity and sanctity in a Japanese tattoo.

Serene Pagoda

Serene Pagoda

Name Tattoo

The Japanese and Elvish letters look attractive enough to get your own name tattooed with style.

Name Tattoo

Name Tattoo

Strange Combo

The Japanese cherry blossom known for its beauty and a crow the symbol of evil is an unusually attractive theme for a tattoo.

Strange Combo

Strange Combo

Geisha Zombie

A stylishly attired Japanese Geisha’s zombie is a real attention grabbing tattoo to have.

Geisha Zombie

Geisha Zombie

Demonic Koi

The koi fish designed artistically combines with a demonic face to form a very bright and artistic Japanese tattoo.

Demonic Koi

Demonic Koi

Pleasant Thoughts

The sight of a Japanese tattoo with a beautiful cherry blossom tree immediately invokes pleasant thoughts.

Pleasant Thoughts

Pleasant Thoughts

Lovely Japanese Doll

This is an attractive tattoo showing a Japanese doll in bright colors and artistic lines that’s worth copying.

Lovely Japanese Doll

Lovely Japanese Doll

Cherry Blossom Closeup

The cherry blossom flower in closeup is a wonderful Japanese tattoo to have and is worth showing off.

Cherry Blossom Closeup

Cherry Blossom Closeup

Ancient Warrior

As Japanese tattoos go the design of the ancient Samurai warrior is one of the most classic themes.

Ancient Warrior

Ancient Warrior

Peacock And Cherry Blossom

A colorful peacock perched on the cherry blossom tree makes a superlative Japanese tattoo worth imitating.

Peacock And Cherry Blossom

Peacock And Cherry Blossom

In Full Regalia

A Japanese king in full regalia looks powerful and regal even when the tattoo is designed in simple black lines.

In Full Regalia

In Full Regalia

Glorious Chrysanthemum

Even when it is drawn in simple black lines the chrysanthemum in this Japanese tattoo looks really beautiful.

Glorious Chrysanthemum

Glorious Chrysanthemum

Fishing In Air

A bright reddish pink fish along with cherry blossom tree is a very attractive combination for a Japanese tattoo.

Fishing In Air

Fishing In Air

Fire Breather

When you want a smart attention grabbing Japanese tattoo then this intricate fire-breathing dragon is just perfect.

Fire Breather

Fire Breather

Perfect Dragon

This tattoo is the perfect depiction of the ferocity and power of the Japanese fire-breathing dragon.

Perfect Dragon

Perfect Dragon

Bamboo And Letters

Artistic letters combine with the light-colored bamboo shoot to form a very beautiful Japanese tattoo.

Bamboo And Letters

Bamboo And Letters

Nature’s Glory

The lilac tree drawn in just black and grey makes a very artistic and attractive Japanese tattoo worth copying.

Nature’s Glory

Nature’s Glory

Mum’s The Name

Despite using only black color, this artistic Japanese tattoo shows the full glory of the chrysanthemum flower.

Mum’s The Name

Mum’s The Name

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