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9 Sacred Juzu Bead Tattoos

9 Sacred Juzu Bead Tattoos

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

A symbol of Buddhism and its teachings the Juzu beads have been adopted into Japanese tattooing.

Commonly known as Juzu beads in Japan and malas elsewhere, the Juzu is a form of Buddhist prayer bead, that is used to count the number of times a mantra is read, repetitions of Buddha's name and breaths while meditating. The Juzu or Malas is common across the globe and is a traditional tool of Buddhism, but has also found a place in classic Japanese tattooing.

With Japanese tattooing be closely associated and influenced by traditional Japanese culture, it is no surprise that the Juzu beads have found a place as a meaningful design. Often used in larger work, like a front tattoo or bodysuit, the Juzu is usually tattooed around the neck and down the chest- giving it an appearance as if it is being worn. As a design with great meaning, it is wise to read up on Juzu beads and their symbolism before getting it tattooed on you. That being said- check out these striking Juzu tattoos and let us know what you think. 

More like this? Check out these 10 Spiritual Buddha Inspired Tattoos

Robert Davies
Written byRobert Davies

Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!

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