15 Superb Monkey King Tattoos
The Monkey King is a classic Chinese literary character and inspires superb Monkey King tattoos!
Su Wokung aka the Monkey King is a central character in the 16th century novel Journey To The West, a classic of Chinese literature. In the novel Wokung is born a monkey from a stone with supernatural powers attained through Taoist practices. Rebelling against heaven Wukong is imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, but later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a quest to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. A skilled warrior Wukong can hold his own in any fight and even has the power to cast spells that control wind, water and conjure protective forces from demons!
An iconic character of Chinese literature Su Wukong has found an important place in Asian tattooing. Monkey King tattoos are a popular choice for both Chinese and Japanese tattoos and make for some impressive ink. You really can't beat a brightly colored Monkey King backpiece!! Enjoy!