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13 Graceful Crane Tattoos

Take a look at these graceful crane tattoos and enjoy their simple beauty!

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There are fifteen species of crane spread across the globe on every continent excluding Antarctica and South America, instantly recognizable by their long necks and long legs cranes are a graceful bird if ever there was one. The elegance and beauty of cranes have seen them regarded as highly symbolic birds for centuries and in countless varying cultures. Cranes are one of the few animals whose imagery and symbolism run deep in both Eastern and Western cultures alike!

Though it is with Eastern inspiration that crane tattoos usually take form. In the Far East the crane has been held as a symbol of longevity, good fortune, fidelity and wisdom. In both Chinese and Japanese art the crane has been a prevalent image. Japanese tradition long held the belief that cranes lived thousands of years and were a sign if everlasting life, Taoism likewise associated them with immortality. Crane tattoos are very beautiful choice of tattoo and look incredibly elegant and stylish when complete. The pure white body, black neck feathers and red feather crowns  make crane tattoos one of few colours but significant impression. In colouring a crane, less is truly more! 

Tattoo by Tyler Adams
Tattoo by Tyler Adams
Cranes by William Yoneyama
Cranes by William Yoneyama
Amazing tattoo by Stewart Robson
Amazing tattoo by Stewart Robson
Awesome tattoo by Robert Witczuk
Awesome tattoo by Robert Witczuk
Tattoo by Miguel Angel
Tattoo by Miguel Angel
Far Eastern crane by Josh Wrede
Far Eastern crane by Josh Wrede

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