Tattooing is much more than some ink injected into the skin in a design. It has an aesthetic and fashionable look to it which makes people boost their confidence with their appearance. In addition to that, tattoos contribute to relate stores, express one’s self to the world and take stories with you forever. One single tattoo can tell the world who we are, what we stand for, and what our story of life is. It holds much symbolic value than most of the public acknowledges.
The people and artist who understands these values, create amazing pieces of art that are both aesthetically and symbolically successful. One of these awesome artists is Sion Kwak from the far east. Based in South Korea, she morphs Korean traditional elements into her tattoo designs. So, you will get to see a lot of traditional thread, tassels, knots, and other traditional items in her tattoo designs. We collected some of her tattoos for you to check out.
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The colors and the elements each have a different value and symbolic meaning to them. So, adding these elements does not give only an artistic look to the tattoo, but also helps you to narrate your own story.
Sion studies each and every traditional thing that she uses in her work thoroughly so that she is sure about what her clients get. For example, the ‘red’ thread symbolizes a bond for a lifetime. Meaning the clients will be bonded with the art, tradition, and the artist for a lifetime which is honorable and a bond close to heart in Korea.
Tattooing is a wonderful art that stays with you for a lifetime, so collecting another person’s traditions and values of their own is a very heartfelt act. These tattoo designs surely live up to Sion’s expectations and surely her clients’. Visit her social media accounts for more tattoo designs and if you visit South Korea, make sure to visit her and bring back a piece of memory home.
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