Kanji tattoos

Monday, April 30, 2012

Biomechanical tattoos: alien infestation

Another popular choice for a biomechanical tattoo is the "alien infestation" theme. Sometimes, the mechanical components and the alien tissues can be combined in a single tattoo.

The most common themes of the alien-biomechanical tattoos are:
- an alien creature growing inside a human body, and aventually destroying the host's body (or eating the host body from the inside out)
- alien creatures living inside someone's body, coexisting peacefully with the host (like Kauto, the mutant baby from Total Recall)
- alien creatures whice are using the human body like a vehicle (those tattoos contain mechanical and robotic components along with the alien tissues)
- aliens (strange) creatures hiding inside the human body; in this case, only small parts of the alien are visible - usually weird eyes staring from the depths of the host's body, claws and tentacles that seem to spring out. etc.
- fusions between humans and aliens: usually a human being with an alien arm or leg (like in the early stages of the transformation process of the Wikus character from the "District 9" movie)
- fusions between alien tissues and cyborg components

3d tattoo on the chest, shoulder and arm
big size biomech tattoo: organic alien-like elements covering the shoulder, the back, the chest and the arm

biomechanic tattoo with mechanical elements and alien tissues covering the shoulder, the chest and the arm
biomechanical tattoo (mechanical elements and alien tissues) covering the shoulder, the back, the chest and the upper arm

3d tattoo on the shoulder: alien-like bones
3D tattoo on the shoulder: alien tissues and a strange bones construction

3d tattoo on the leg: alien-like bones and tissues
biomech tattoo: alien leg

3d tattooon the arm: a fusion between cyborg components and alien elements
biomechanical tattoo on the arm: a fusion between cyborg components and alien elements

3D tattoo: the Alien monster coming out through the skin
3D tattoo: the alien Queen coming through the skin

biomechanic tattoo: strange eyes hidden behind some alien-like tissues and bones
biomechanical tattoo depicting some strange eyes staring from the depths of the body

3d tattoo: a green alien head
3D tattoo depicting a green alien hiding inside someone's arm

biomechanic tattoo on the leg: alien-like tentacles
3D tattoo on the leg: alien tissues and some strange tentacles

biomechanic tattoo on the leg: a little alien inside the leg
3D tattoo: an alien inside someone's leg

3d tattoo: alien creatures hiding inside a human body
3D biomechanical tattoo: a creepy eye which can be seen behind the alien tissues

biomechanical 3d tattoo on the calf: an alien head
3d tattoo: alien head

biomechanical tattoo depicting alien-like bones and tissues covering the wrist and the hand
biomechanical tattoo on the wrist: alien skeleton and tissues

biomech tattoo: alien-like tissues tattooed on the upper arm
biomechanical tattoo on the shoulder and the upper arm: alien tissues and bones

black & grey biomechanical tattoo covering the upper arm
black and gray biomechanical tattoo covering the shoulder and the arm

3d tattoo: alien-like bone structure tattooed on the shoulder
biomechanical tattoo covering the shoulder and the arm: a strange bones construction

3d tattoo: alien-like bone structure and tissues tattooed on the shoulder and upper arm
biomechanical tattoo covering the shoulder and the upper arm: alien-like tissues and bones

3d biomechanical tattoo on the forearm: alien arm
biomechanical tattoo covering the forearm: alien-like tissues and bones

biomechanical tattoo on the leg: alien-like bones and tissues
biomechanical tattoo covering the entire leg: alien-like tissues and bones

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cyborg Tattoos photos

The cyborg tattoo (or robot tattoo) is one of the main themes of the biomechanical tattoos. The cyborg style tattoos present the internal human body as a mechanical structure, made up of a metal skeleton along with titanium tendons and various organs of the human body. Usually, the cyborg tattoos contain many other elements besides metal, such as wires, microchips and other similar compounds that could visually substitute bones, muscles and tendons.

cyborg tattoo on the calf
biomechanical tattoo on the calf

bio-mechanical tattoo on the calf
a cyborg-style tatoo on the calf

bio-mechanical tattoo on the forearm
robotic forearm

biomechanical tattoo on the shoulder and upper arm
cyborg-style tattoo on the shoulder and arm

cyborg tattoo covering the chest, the shoulder and the arm
biomechanical tattoo covering the chest, the shoulder and the entire arm

cyborg tattoo on the head, neck and shoulder
biomechanical tattoo on the head, neck and shoulder

cyborg tattoo on the back
3D tattoo: a leather jacket covering a mechanical skeleton

robotic forearm tattoo
robotic components revealed under the torned skin

biomech tattoo on the calf
a complex mechanism tattooed on the calf

biomechanical tattoo: robotic leg
robot leg

biomechanical tattoo on the back and shoulder
biomech tattoo on the back and shoulder

cyborg tattoo: terminator leg
robotic legs (Terminator style)

biomechanical tattoo on the ankle
biomech tattoo: blue wires connecting the foot and the calf

cyborg leg tattoo
big size cyborg tattoo covering the entire leg

3D tattoo: armoured shoulder under the skin
armoured shoulder

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Biomechanical tattoos

Biomechanical art (also called Biomech) is a surrealistic style of art that combines elements of machines or alien tissues with human organics. Rendered with distinct realism, biomechanical art expresses an internal fantasy world, most typically represented with human or animal anatomy where bones and joints are replaced with metal pistons and gears, but infused with muscles and tendons.

biomech tattoos
various biomechanical tattoos

Biomechanical art was popularized in 1979 when Swiss artist H.R. Giger designed the alien creatures in Ridley Scott's Oscar winning movie Alien. After the popularity of Ridley Scott's 1979 movie Alien, tattoo artists began tattooing images taken directly from the movie, and from artist H.R. Giger's Necronomicon series. As the biomechanical tattoo art style became increasingly popular, tattoo artists such as Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain began designing their own original, biomechanical art, creating one of tattoo's most popular contemporary tattoo art movements.

The most popular themes for the biomech tattoos are:
- the cyborg / robots tattoos (the skin is torn and reveals mechanical and robotic components that are enhanced by natural systems in the human body); they are typically done in black and grey, with white highlights, as these metallic, monochromatic colors are usually associated with machinery, but often red ink is used to portray muscle or tissue while blue ink is used for cables and wires. More recently, the style has evolved to sometimes include bright, unnatural colors for the wires and gears.

cyborg style tattoo on the arm
biomechanical tattoo: cyborg arm

- alien infestation (fusions of alien tissues with mechanical components underneath a person’s skin)

alien creature tattoo on the shoulder
biomech tattoo: alien creature

- human body parts (bones, muscles, skulls, heads, faces, eyes, hands etc) or even human fetuses

cover-up tattoo: biomechanical eye
biomechanical tattoo: human eye

bones tattoo on the hand
biomechanical tattoo: human bones

- various animals or parts of the animals (snakes, octopuses, tentacles)

biomechanical tattoo: tentacles
biomechanical tattoo: tentacles emerging from the head

- mythical creatures and beasts, demons, zombies, monsters, etc

biomechanical tattoo on the back: monster inside the body
biomechanical tattoo: a monster inside someone's body

Since these tattoo represent the future and the unknown, they can really be anything you desire and you can let your imagination can run wild. Creativity is key with all of the possibilities in a Biomechanical tattoo.

The best and most artistic biomechanical tattoos use an understanding of human anatomy to blend the natural body into the artificial machine components. Biomechanical tattoos often mimic the contours of muscles and bones, following the human musculoskeletal system. The point of these tattoos is to appear natural or even possible, to be believable and realistic. These tattoos are only successful when they appear to trick the eye, known as a trompe l'oeil in artistic terms. The tattoos don't need to be actually plausible, but must appear so. Talented artists fuse the human body (particularly muscles, tendons, and bones) with gears, wiring, circuits, tubes, and levers. Because of this, placement is an essential component of even the best designs. The biomechanical tattoo must be placed over the correct joints and muscles in order to look as believable as possible. Furthermore, the artist must be able to blend the tattoo into the normal, un-tattooed skin. If the biomechanical tattoo looks like a sticker or out of place then the entire effect is ruined, even if the actual tattoo is nicely executed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sun and Moon Tattoos

Sun and moon joined together in a design symbolizes the union of opposites. Nearly in all the cultures throughout the world, the sun is a masculine figure and signifies strength and power. On the other hand, the moon is considered as a feminine figure and represents calmness and unflappability. The sun is the active principle whereas the moon is the passive principle. Therefore, the coming together of the sun and the moon is similar to that of the yin and yang or the good and the bad. As we find references of the sun deity in several ancient cultures, similarly, we also find references of moon worshipers, as the moon was considered a goddess.

Sun and moon tattoos signify the basic principle of life, i.e., where there is good, there will also be bad. They also represent the fact that everything has a dark and a light side. Nothing in the world we have created is perfect. The essence of being human is the lack of perfection. Both these ideas occur simultaneously in everyone’s life and there cannot be only good or bad in any person’s life. As the sun rises and sets everyday, every person has his days of glories and nights of darkness in his life. Some people also believe that the union of the sun and the moon represents unity in diversity or the feeling of oneness. Another interesting significance of sun and moon tattoos is the unification of the masculine sun and the feminine moon. Sometimes, the intertwined half sun and half moon tattoos are used to signify love and marriage.

The sun and the moon also represent cycles. Everything has a cycle: that which lives must die. Cycles are a necessary part of life, and they make life all the more worth living.

Sun Tattoo Designs
The sun is the most powerful symbol among all other tattoo designs and hence, is donned by large number of people. The sun stands for light, power, strength and vigor. Similarly, it is also believed to represent fertility, reincarnation and harvest. As mentioned above, the sun was worshiped since a long time, as there can be no life on the earth without the sun. Tattoo lovers have the sun in various forms and patterns colored on their bodies. In astrological terms, the sun represents Yang energy, which is masculine in nature.

Moon Tattoo Designs
The moon plays Yin to the sun’s Yang. The moon is also one of the most popular symbols for its mythical meaning. Similar to the sun, the moon is believed to give light at night. This astrological body is feminine in energy, and is considered a symbol of the feeling side of human nature.As a deity, moon worship is even older than sun worship. It is also a feminine symbol and stands for motherhood. The moon is also believed to control the emotions of human beings. Some people also believe, that in the ancient times, moon worship was more common than the sun worship and it is even considered as an older form of worship than the sun worship. The phases of the moon were also noted by the ancients to have a direct affect on the Earth. The moon’s gravitational pull governs the tides, and her distinct phases were also used to create the first calendars civilization had ever known. In fact, some cultures and religions, still follow the lunar calendar. Moon tattoos make glorious use of this astrological body in all her phases. Designs include full moons, crescent moons and everything in between.

Tattoo Ideas
The first way you could approach this tattoo would be to mix the sun and moon together into one singular design. You could choose to give the sun and moon each a face, to give them that hint of humanity. Or, you could leave them plain to represent them as beings of nature. You could also consider separating them, making it into two separate tattoos. For this type you could use opposite sides of your body, representing the cycle of day and night.

star and moon design for tattoos
One of the most popular design for the Star-and-Moon tattoos

sun and moon tattoo
The main design of the Star-and-Moon tattoos

brightly coloured Sun and Moon tattoo
The same design as in image above, this time in a coloured-tattoo

Sun and Moon tattoo; the sun and the moon are depicted as two creepy human faces
Sun and Moon depicted as two creepy human faces

abstract sun and moon tattoo
Sun and Moon tattoo: an abstract representation

sun and moon tattoo; the sun and the moon are the two sides of the human nature
the Sun and the Moon tattoos represent the idea that everyone has a dark and a light side

sun and moon tattoo on the back
brightly coloured Sun-and-Moon tattoo

sun and moon tattoo symbolizing the love between a man and a woman
the intertwined half sun and half moon as a symbol of love

sun and moon tattoo symbolizing love and marriage
the intertwined half sun and half moon tattoos are used to signify love and marriage

tattoo with the sun and the moon surrounded by stars
Sun-and-Moon surrounded by little stars

tattoo-design with some celestial patterns: the sun, moon, and stars
the celestial patterns such as the sun, moon, and stars make great tattoo designs