The roots of Japanese tradition are deeply connected with Japanese tattooing art. One of the most famous characters in Japanese tattoo art is the geisha girl.
Geisha tattoo represents appreciation of Japanese culture. If we interpret the term geisha, we will get “Gei”, which spells out art in Japanese and “Sha” from the Japanese word man. Geisha represents traditional culture of Japan. She was an emblem of femininity, that every man aspired to. This fact is the main meaning of this tattoo. Geisha tattoo is being applied both by women and by men.
Geisha herself wore a dragon tattoo on her back, which symbolized strength and courage.
Geisha accompanied men to parties. They had to have a rich knowledge of literature and culture in order to use their knowledge to entertain people.
Currently, it is very rare to find dancing girls in Japanese pubs. Women do not aspire to become dancing girls or a geisha, because learning it is a long and difficult process.
However, despite the mentioned fact, the geisha girl is still met in various images and tattoo ideas. Geisha design is a principal part of Japanese body art.
Traditional Geisha tattoo designs
The image of a dancing girl is a cute design in the East-Asian art for those who love that image. The geisha girl symbolizes feminine strength and attractiveness.
This mysterious woman always wears a white make-up and a robe. She is often hidden from the public, remaining inaccessible and mysterious. Geisha symbolizes mirage, aspiration, aims and wishes. She is always drawn in red and considered to be depiction of wealth.
She is associated with cherry blooms symbolizing frailty, seductress, impermanence. The cherry blooms are usually drawn on her kimono of lively and light colors.