Geisha Tattoo - Tattoos

Drawing a Geisha Tattoo consists in marking a symbol of Japanese ancient culture on your skin.

Geisha tattoos: tattoo of a Japanese artist

Geishas are artists and inspire art themselves, the art of tattooing. Let us see why!
Geishas are Japanese artists. They are experts in classical music and dance from the land of the rising sun. Some are also writers, poets and painters. It is not a coincidence that the word geisha means literally “artist”.
These women are cultured and refined, affording pleasant conversations. The purpose of a geisha is entertaining men – usually rich and powerful – with her culture.
There is a mistake in Western thought that needs clarification. A geisha has nothing to do with sex. This misinterpretation of what a geisha is arose because in the 19th century they usually had a rich patron known as danna, who paid for their kimonos, wigs, and other expenses. It is important to point out that geishas had no obligation to sleep with him. There were courtesans to satisfy men’s sexual urges.

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Geishas’ activities are limited to their acting as artists and erudite companions. These women are specialized in the most traditional Japanese arts; they are experts in the tea ceremony and they are cultured. An experienced geisha is able to talk about any topic.

Geisha tattoos: mysterious and enticing creature

With their enigmatic smile, geishas remind us of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa picture. In fact, these sublime creatures have an aura of mystery upon them. Their look contributes to that. Their makeup is gorgeous, but classy. White powder covers their faces while their lips are colored with rouge. They use their hair up and adorned. Their kimonos are colorful, yet elegant. Besides mastering several arts, geishas are artworks themselves. From makeup to hairstyle, to clothing, to shoes, to gestures, to knowledge, to conversations. All the elements are found in perfect harmony in them.
They take hours to get dressed and years to be professionals! But it’s worth it because the result is sublime and full of mystery!
Therefore, it is natural that they have fascinated the whole world. Making a geisha tattoo is a way to pay tribute to these Japanese women.

Ideas for geisha tattoo

For the model is wonderful, your geisha tattoo will be beautiful as well, be it either colored or black. We suggest you use color! The best body parts to make a geisha tattoo are those in which the drawing can have space to reveal itself. So, we suggest the tattoo on the back (reaching the shoulder). Your arm is also in interesting part where you can tattoo this Nipponese symbol.

Geishas in the seventh art

Before making your geisha tattoo, if you want to know a little more about the beauty and mysteries of geisha tradition, you can watch these movies:

- The Teahouse of the August Moon;
- DOA: Dead or Alive;
- Memoirs of a Geisha.

“Memoirs of a Geisha” is the best-known movie; it is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Arthur Golden. His novel was inspired by the geisha Mineko Iwasaki. She sued Golden because the production emphasizes sex exceedingly, especially when the geisha’s virginity is auctioned and sold for the highest bid, a white man’s fantasy…


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