Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fudog, tattoo design, Aug. 6, 2009
This was done on request while inquiring about tattoos and their relevance today. The fudog is a guardian of high officials or royalty in Chinese culture. The one on the left is a female holding a playful pup, and the one on the right is a male holding a sphere. The number of rings or curls in the hair represent the "importance" of the person or family being guarded. The more rings, the higher the rank or importance of the person/family.