Contemporary South African Artist. Jake Aikman.
Chinese Lion/ Foo Dog Prints:
Chines Lions are my favorite motifs in Japanese tattoos. The color print is by Kuniyoshi, and the rest are by Hokusai. Love the detail and movement put into these prints, and they’ll always be good for inspiration of tattoos!
Benkei Bridge - Koitsu Tsuchiya
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (蛸と海女 Tako to ama, literally Octopus(es) and shell diver), also known as Girl Diver and Octopi, Diver and Two Octopi, etc., is an erotic woodcut design of the ukiyo-e genre by the Japanese artist Hokusai. It is from the book Kinoe no Komatsu (English: Young Pines), a three-volume book of shunga erotica first published in 1814, and is the most famous shunga Hokusai ever produced. Playing with themes popular in Japanese art, it depicts a young ama diver entwined sexually with a pair of octopuses.