Rib Side Tree Tattoo

tree tattooThis is an artistic piece of tree tattoo on the rib side. The black ink and gray shadings give the tree its mystery and depth of meaning. The artist was able to apply fine details and nice shape to the tree that if further enhances the curvatures and shape of this woman.

Since the rib side is a huge skin canvas, it makes a great location for tree tattoo as it can accommodate the intricacies and detailing needed for the image to stand out. Trees have a very rich symbolic history in many cultures and they convey significant meaning. The cherry blossom tree for examples is an emblem in Japan that stands for transience of life. Oak tree is another popular tattoo image and stands for strength, nobility and wisdom.

The tree of life is another favorite rendition in the world of body art. This refers to the image of a tree with many branches. To quote the Encyclopædia Britannica, the tree of knowledge, connecting heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree. According to known scholars, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that were portrayed in several religions and philosophies around the world are the same kind of tree.

Photo by Melle Oh. Model: Staci Labuda : Tattoo done by Tony of Express Yourself – New Paltz, NY

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