Oni Tattoo: The Not Always Malevolent Demons of the East


ONI TATTOO

A favorite subject of ours Oni 鬼 (demon) much like in the West often represent malevolent forces of nature (storms, famine or unexplained death) such as fūJin 風神 and raiJin 雷神 who represent wind and thunder respectively. Don’t judge them too quick though, contrary to the Western demon onis are capable of benevolence and in many stories convert to Buddhism and dedicate their lives to relieving suffering.

Will Lollie

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MIKE RUBENDALL

#oni be like Air Jordan.

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#oni on the reg!

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I really enjoyed tattooing this reproduction of a Don Ed Hardy flash design.

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Circa 2009/10

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MATT BECKERICH

Still pic of this #oni head done at @nztattoofestival a few weeks back

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JASON JUNE


WILL LOLLIE

Late one in Jackson @electricdagger – thanks, Mr. Robert!

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Another one of these bad boys @eyecandytattoos Thanks, Joe!!

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