Fearsome and protective, wise and preeminent– Fudo Myoo is an intense god who has had his image preserved in some of the most impressive traditional Japanese artworks. Consider this imposing and formidable subject for your next tattoo for an awe-inspiring visual.
Fudo Myoo is considered to be the ultimate protector in the Shingon Japanese tradition, which is why he is always surrounded by flames with his infamous menacing expression.
If there is any god you don’t want to mess with, it’s Fudo Myoo. He has many faces, perhaps because the greatest protector needs to have the ability to frighten any and every living soul.
There aren’t many tattoos that are manlier than the sacred image of Fudo Myoo. He appeals to the desire and duty a lot of men have to protect their loved ones from every kind of danger. Not only that, Fudo Myoo is deeply respected for this role, as those in the Japanese tradition are grateful for his protection. Many men hope to be seen as the fearless and brave protectors for all of the people in their lives.
To achieve a great Fudo Myoo tattoo, stick to tradition. Fudo Myoo isn’t meant to be small or secret, so place his image on your shoulder, chest, or back to get the full effect. Flames of true, deep reds and oranges are an absolute must to give this god his imposing aura, and his mighty sceptre will show that he means business. Be sure to choose Fudo Myoo’s expression wisely, too!