Chinese Symbols Tattoos and Chinese Character Tattoos, background and ideas for Chinese tattoo design ideas, from zodiac and character designs to Chinese dragon and flower tattoos.
Chinese Dragon Tattoo Design Ideas
In Chinese symbols tattoos the Imperial Dragon was the emblem of the Chinese Emperor and represented the power of the Chinese Emperor to mediate between heaven and earth. This turquoise dragon design was first used by the Han dynasty.
The face of the dragon represented the emperors face. Another distinguishing facet of this dragon design was the fact that it had five claws unlike other dragon designs which had only four claws.
These five claws represented the emperors ability to move in four directions at the same time as well as remaining in his central position, i.e. five directions. Chinese dragons are also the fifth symbol in Chinese zodiac symbolic tattoos.
The Alligator is another Chinese tattoo design as in China the alligator is the inventor of singing and of the drums. The cricket as a Chinese tattoo design represents a fighting spirit and sometimes his musical associations. They were bred for both their fighting and musical qualities in China.
Cherry tattoo designs represent an ancient Chinese belief that cherries were a symbol of long life or immortality. One of the most famous of Chinese symbol tattoos is the crane bird. It appears regularly as a symbol of longevity, fidelity, wisdom and good luck.
Cloud tattoo designs as Chinese tattoo symbols represent the ancient belief that some clouds represented peace. The crab was believed to represent craftiness due to its sideways walk.
The crow tattoo design is a symbol of family affection as well as good luck. A dragonfly Chinese tattoo sign symbolizes summer or instability, while the duck as a Chinese tattoo design represents fidelity and affection.
The Chinese word for bat, is fu. The use of fire bat symbols in Chinese symbols tattoos are symbolic of health, long life, wealth, virtue and a natural death. The five bats are known as wu fu, or the five great blessings. The tattoo sign of the fox in Chinese tattoos refers to the art or powers of seduction.
Chinese Zodiac Tattoo Symbols, Chinese Character tattoos For The Zodiac
As with its western counterpart Chinese zodiac symbols are defined by twelve. Unlike other zodiac symbols the Chinese versions operates in a twelve year cycle which repeats. Each year has its own symbol.
Year of the Rat 2008, The Chinese Year of the Rat is a symbolism that reflects fertility, it is also sometimes associated with greed. It is the first year in the Chinese zodiac cycle.
Year of the Ox 2009, The second year in the Chinese zodiac, reflects strength of mind, tenacity, strong work ethic, open to change but very resistant once mind is made up,
Year of the Tiger 2010, Chinese symbols tattoos for the zodiac using the tiger would represent someone who is cautious and suspicious yet full of courage and empathy when needed. The Tiger is often represented in Chinese mythology as being the opposite of a dragon.
Year of the Rabbit 2011, The fourth year, people born in this Chinese zodiac sign are said to be ambitious and articulate. They are also credited with having very noble traits and being basically very kind people.
Year of the Dragon 2012, The fifth year in the Chinese zodiac, people born in this year generally very determined and successful. It is also believed that they will marry very young or stay singe forever.
Year of the Snake 2013, A person born in the sixth year of the Chinese zodiac would be represented by a snake. It is believed that these people are very reserved and very wise and also with a high degree of self-esteem
Year of the Horse 2014, People born in the year of the horse are considered boisterous characters with a cheerful disposition. It is also believed that they are highly perceptive.
Year of the Sheep 2015, The symbolic meaning of the sheep in the Chinese Zodiac attributes characteristics such as shy and somewhat pessimistic. However, they are also said to be highly accomplished in what they do, and with an innate elegance.
Year of the Monkey 2016, The year of the monkey attributes the characteristic of cleverness combined with impatience, but eventually success.
Year of the Rooster 2017, People born in the year of the rooster are said to be extremely reserved and deep thinkers whose emotions can run quickly from one extreme to the other.
Year of the Dog 2018, Considered extremely loyal and honest but also at times selfish and stubborn.
Year of the Pig 2019, The pig is the symbol of the twelfth year in the Chinese symbols tattoos for the zodiac. People born in the year of the pig are thought to be very considerate of others allied with bravery.
Chinese Character Tattoos
Chinese character tattoo have always been popular. Generally speaking if you want your tattoo to remain that little bit more vague you should choose single chinese characters, the more characters you use the more specific your message will be.Four or five chinese characters will provide you with a far greater range of options. It will give you the chance to customise your tattoo design that little bit more to your requirements. Below are some basic samples of basic chinese character tattoo designs. As well as those chinese symbols tattoos on this page you can check out a further collection of chinese tattoo design ideas on our page of Chinese character tattoos.
Chinese character tattoo design for compassion
Chinese character tattoo design for courage
Chinese character tattoo design for faith
Chinese character tattoo design for friendship
Chinese character tattoo design for God