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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tattoo Commission

Here's some freelance work I recently completed for a tattoo design of a Foo (Fu) Dog. The mock-up on the right was taken under the Creative Commons License just to give my client a better idea of placement.

From Wiki:
Chinese guardian lions, called Fu (Foo) Lions, lions of Buddha, or sometimes stone lions (石獅, Pinyin: Shíshī) in Chinese art, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China, which is believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples, emperors' tombs, government offices, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), until the end of the empire in 1911. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word "om". However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death.

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