Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog! | Intenze Zuper Black
Chinese New Year is upon is! The 7 day celebrations began on Friday 16th February, and 2018 is the year of the dog. Traditionally, Chinese families gather together and reunite on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses on New Year's Day to sweep away bad fortune. The festival is celebrated for 7 days, with firecrackers, lanterns, and traditional dragon dances. There are 12 different animals in Asian astrology, and your birth year is represented by one of these animals. 2018 more specifically is the year of the 'Earth dog' (there are 5 different types of dog years within the Chinese Horoscope). Those born under the year of the Earth dog are said to be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace - and this year, they should say YES to everything!
At Magnum Tattoo Supplies where you can buy Intenze Zuper Black online, we wanted to share some of the brilliant Chinese New Year inspired tattoos that we've came across. Let's take a look!
I wish I knew who the artist was on this one! This beautiful labrador-geisha tattoo is a lovely work in progress, and is really fitting with the Chinese New Year.
Chinese lanterns and cherry blossoms from Saku Tattoos. There will be plenty of Chinese lanterns about during the Chinese New Year celebrations, and I can't wait to see some of the beautiful displays that are put on.
I'd absolutely love a Fu Dog tattoo. This one by Silver Garcia is incredible. I love the colours used and the positioning of the dog is really well placed.
Horihii Hitomi's amazing French Bulldog Geisha tattoo. This one is super-cute!
One of my favourites by Marco Tripodi. I love the Hannya Mask that's incorporated into the collar. An excellent tattoo to symbolise the Year of the dog.
A new-school style Fu Dog by Dolor Dulce Dolor, featuring a Chinese lantern. This one is absolutely stunning, and I love the composition of the whole piece!
A dragonesque dog by Michelle Wahala. This one is simple yet effective! I absolutely love the unique style of this artist.
All of these tattoos are truly spectacular in their own way, and are beautifully artistic takes on Chinese New Year and asian style tattooing. If you'll be celebrating Chinese New Year this week then we wish you all the best! If you have any Chinese-themed tattoos, or if that's the particular style that you tattoo yourself then as always, we'd love to hear from you! Leave us a message in the comment section, and don't forget to take a peek on our webstore where you can get hold of Intenze Zuper Black!
Blog & image credits:
- Antonia McLoughlin