What is the name of this type of tattoo?

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  1. darkbond007

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    I am going for my 3rd tattoo and I rather like the sleeve look of the above type tattoo. They normally have a very ethnic/oriental feel to them and I would like to go for that style with a center piece I had designed specifically for me (a panther made completely out of arabic words).

    Anyone can help me out?
     
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    I would call it a 'koi fish tattoo'
     
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    the style would be a traditional Japanese influenced quarter sleeve. the koi, the waves, the cherry blossoms are very important themes in eastern tattooing. each symbol has it's own history and meaning. this piece is sorta a mix-up of various styles and meanings. Horimono or irezumi is what ya looking for.

    would you happen to have a sketch of the panther, something you would be willing to share? it sounds like the design you want would be lost in all the scrolling and fill. there might a bit of an issue with style clash.

    edit overload.

    this is kinda how i see the piece you want. clickie

    2nd clickie
     
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    @MickeyLee

    Yes it is very similar to those that you attached however it was done using only three words. Due to its uniqueness I would not want to share it but what you have attached gives a good idea of what I am going to get.

    I do get your point of the style clash. Maybe I should just make that as my 4th tattoo
     
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    Those kinds of Arabic designs are Koranic Arabic. They are beautiful!

    I'd love to see pics of a tattoo that looks like those!
     
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    tray22nc - thank ya for the info, i just stumbled over the images i posted by googling Arabic Calligraphy.. i'll have to spend some time researching Koranic Arabic. what i've found so far is beautiful.

    darkbond - okay, admittedly i am now dying to see the tat... when you get it done will ya pretty-please post pics?? :puppy_dog_eyes:

    if you check out the BMEzine.com site you can stroll thought the galleries to get some background ideas.

    if you do the main design in blacks/dark greys... you might want to look at some of the color work/patterns in middle eastern tile work. between the intricate cut work and colors, i'm a bit surprised more people have use the images are inspiration for tats.
     
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    It looks like something that should have been a traditional japanese style tattoo, but a horrible one at that. The fins and scales are a mess, everything is actually. As said, it's not something just any artist can do propperly. If you really like this kind of style, check out some specialist artists like Medhi le Mair of bunker tattoo, Shige, Hori Iyoshi and Phillip Leu. That's propper japanese tattooing, or irezumi.

    As of mixing it with the script; I wouldn't. It's not a style that mixes well, especially with the style you discribed if only because it's not nearly as dense. Both can make for a great tattoo, but together will look like a mess.

    Also, try to keep in mind that good tattoos are never cheap and cheap tattoos are never good. Period, take it from someone who works in tattoo parlors for years. ;-)
     
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    Good advice. I have kept the custom tattoo I had designed for a little over a year just looking for a good enough tattoo artist to do it. I just think I may want to cover up one of my older tattoos. I may just do it with a japanese tattoo
     
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    Japanese style tattoing does make for a great cover-ups most of the time (depending on the tattoo, but mostly it's not a problem), so that's a great idea!

    I hope you'll find what you're looking for.. Keep us updated?
     
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