Chinese calligraphy tattoos

Chinese calligraphy is respected in China and in the West. Many people choose Chinese writing tattoo for fashion and body decoration. Ngan Siu Mui works hard to create the best Chinese writing designs for skin art lovers. Ideas include inspirational and meaningful quotes, different calligrapy scripts, name and quote translation.
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Stamp Tattoo - Chop tattoo

Stamp tattoos may sound a bit unusual. Most people think of tramp stamp tattoo. In fact, the two are very different. A Chinese stamp (seal carving or engraving) is a seal or chop used as a hand signature. In ancient times, people use their stamps in documents, official records, contracts artworks or other formal writing. It conveys approval, endorsement or acknowledgement. Often, it is a sign of power too. The emperor uses a seal to give his imperial orders. Artists authenticate their artworks with a seal. A business uses a seal as the trademark. People create their own seals for pleasure. In sum, a Chinese stamp can be used in many different ways.
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Zodiac Tattoo

There are 12 zodiac signs. In order, the twelve animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. Each year is associated with a zodiac animal. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar. It is important to search for your Chinese zodiac animal sign according to the month and year of birth
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Bamboo Tattoo

Chinese bamboo tattoo is a new tattoo design trend. It merges traditional bamboo painting with Chinese calligraphy to give a marvelous tattoo sensation. If you like, you can add a Chinese seal, meanignful sayings, or life quotes to the bamboo design. This will give you a real classic Asian look. As an artist conversant with Chinese calligraphy, painting, seal carving and poem, I merge these four arts into harmony. Bamboo and plum can be combined to create a charming Asian painting tattoo.
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Plum Tattoo

Of the various Asian flower designs, plum blossom tattoo stands out the most. Plum is the national flower of China. Although it looks similar to Japanese cherry blossoms, it is different and unique. Among all the flowers, plum is the first to grow (or blossom) in spring. It endures the long cold winter with stamina. In Chinese history many well known poets celebrated the vibrancy of plum, praising its beauty and enduring character. Plum blossoms have endeared everyone because they bloom amidst the cold weather. This beautiful flower represents resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity.
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Lotus Tattoo

Among so many lovely flowers in China, Chinese lotus tattoo is a symbol of nobility and independency. The lotus is rooted in mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises nobly above the dirt and be pure, beautiful and fragrant. Lotus is one of the eight precious things in Buddhism.
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The artist

Ngan Siu-Mui is an international renowned artist living in Montreal, Canada. She has over 30 years of experiences in traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting and Chinese stamp (seal carving). Through the fusion of western culture, her artworks have evolved into a modern distinctive style. After ther first solo art exhibition 1981, in Hong Kong City Hall, Ngan Siu-Mui has been acclaimed as an artist conversant with Chinese calligraphy, painting, Chinese stamp (seal carving) and poem.
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