Going on our studies in the field of Korean tattoos, we offer to get acquainted with the creative path of KIWA. He practices in applying decorative drawings with special techniques. He works based on the Dancheong technique, which is a unique style of traditional Korean painting.
KIWA’s full name is Ki Wan Kim. He decided to be different from his compatriot artists by not creating miniature and micro-realistic tattoos, but spreading and bringing recognition to traditional art.
Often people in Korea used Dancheong for decorative colouring of wooden buildings. The main colours included in this style are white, red, blue, black and yellow. KIWA has used these colours in oriental mandala tattoo designs. He cites the Dancheong style and mandala tattoos as his favourite trend and element, which was the basis for him choosing his tattoo theme.
He attaches particular importance to the ideas of inner harmony and immortality expressed by the mandala and endeavours to raise people’s awareness of these meanings.
Mandala Tattoo Using Dancheon Technique
The mandala tattoo created in this style is an astonishing contrast of dark lines and bright tones that resembles a enchanting image. These drawings seem to have a large energy field. They are considered amulets that accompany the wearer of the tattoo to success.
People believe that this tattoo is a guarantee of comfort and relaxation. Also, people attribute to this tattoo such power that helps to get out of the most difficult situations.
For KIWA, drawing tattoos is more than art or work. He considers his drawings as a pray and a wish for his clients. His designs are full of optimism, kindness and positive energy field.
KIWA persistently fought in order to present mandala drawings in the traditional Korean style and to spread it all around the world.