10 Beautiful Japanese Wave Tattoos

10 Beautiful Japanese Wave Tattoos

Japanese are today one of the most prominent styles out there! A good Japanese wave tattoo proves this!

Quite simply Japanese style tattoos are awesome, the style, the images, the meaning, the colours, everything about Japanese inspired tattoos makes them some of the best tattoos to have. More common among Japanese tattoos are dragons, tigers, koi fish, cherry blossoms and of course the Japanese wave tattoo.

At the end of the day a wave is a wave, but in both Japanese art and tattooing waves have a very distinct look, the way the wave is drawn, coloured and portrayed is very specific to the Japanese style. One image, perhaps more than most, has shaped the Japanese style of wave, entitled The Great Wave Off Kanagawa the colour woodcut print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai has had a profound impact on Japanese art and Japanese inspired tattooing.
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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa was published by Hokusai between 1830 and 1833 #wave #japanese
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa was published by Hokusai between 1830 and 1833 #wave #japanese

Recognised as one of the most famous pieces of Japanese art Hokusai's wave is a clear influence in most Japanese wave tattoos, his style and colour the foundation for some amazing body art. Hokusai's influence can clearly be seen in each and every single wave tattoo shown in this article! Enjoy!

Japanese demon and wave tattoo by Tim Kerr #wave #japanese #TimKerr
Japanese demon and wave tattoo by Tim Kerr #wave #japanese #TimKerr
Amazing leg sleeve! Wave tattoo by Plurabella Tattoo #wave #japanese #japanesetattoo #PlurabellaTattoo
Amazing leg sleeve! Wave tattoo by Plurabella Tattoo #wave #japanese #japanesetattoo #PlurabellaTattoo
Brilliant skull and wave tattoo by Evil Twins Tattoo #EvilTwinsTattoo #wave #skull #japanese #japanesewave
Brilliant skull and wave tattoo by Evil Twins Tattoo #EvilTwinsTattoo #wave #skull #japanese #japanesewave
Fantastic tattooing by Dagger and Lark Tattoo #DaggerandLark #wave #japanese
Fantastic tattooing by Dagger and Lark Tattoo #DaggerandLark #wave #japanese
Beautiful Japanese wave tattoo as sleeve. Artist unknown #wave #sleeve #japanese
Beautiful Japanese wave tattoo as sleeve. Artist unknown #wave #sleeve #japanese
Great wave tattoo by David Paskevich #wave #japanese #japanesewave #DavidPaskevich
Great wave tattoo by David Paskevich #wave #japanese #japanesewave #DavidPaskevich
Awesome Japanese skull and wave tattoo #wave #wavetattoo #japanese #japanesewave #skull
Awesome Japanese skull and wave tattoo #wave #wavetattoo #japanese #japanesewave #skull
Stunning re-creation of Hokusai's image. Wave tattoo by Liaa Walter #wave #japanese #hokusai #LiaaWalter
Stunning re-creation of Hokusai's image. Wave tattoo by Liaa Walter #wave #japanese #hokusai #LiaaWalter
Bold Japanese waves always look good! Unknown artist #japanesetattoo #japanese #wave #wavetattoo
Bold Japanese waves always look good! Unknown artist #japanesetattoo #japanese #wave #wavetattoo
Stunning Hokusai wave on the biceps! Artist unknown #wave #japanese #japanesewave
Stunning Hokusai wave on the biceps! Artist unknown #wave #japanese #japanesewave
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