For a truly unique tattoo design, ink lovers with an appreciation for weaponry and honor should research Katana tattoos.
The possibilities are absolutely endless when it comes to integrating a Katana sword into a tattoo design. They can easily be integrated into a large Japanese back piece- or even full body suit for the extremely dedicated ink addict – but they can also serve extremely well as an interesting smaller piece.
Considered one of the more civilized and elegant weapons of war, the sword has been respected for centuries around the world. Especially in Japan, where the sword is considered the “soul of the samurai,” the combined power of forged steel and sheer human will has left man in awe for ages.
Tattoo enthusiasts can prominently feature the slender, sleek Katana sword using other highly symbolic elements like flowers, fire, water, and animals to create a more complete expression and fill in more open skin. A sword depicted with a snake is said to symbolize fertility, while a sword with a dragon represents protection and good luck. To soften the hardness of the sword, a Geisha can provide a delicate touch of beauty.
Katana tattoos allow wearers to carry this truly beautiful symbol of protection, power and strength with them for the rest of their lives, wherever they go, and in any state of dress.