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hi there! i'm really not sure if this is the right place for it, but i'm looking for people with some knowledge of japanese culture for advice concerning a tattoo of mine. first, here's me, showing off part of the tattoo as is. it's going to be a full sleeve, and will be colored in and everything. you can't really see much of it here and what you do see is mostly background.

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here's some more of the tattoo. what you're looking at is a cherry blossom tree. but what i need your help with is what to put in a blank space the artist intentionally left blank for now.
糞惚け, it means "strength and beauty"
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it's hard taking pics like this. but anyway here's the blank space, it goes from my pointy elbow all the way down.

the reason the artist left it blank is that he thought cherry blossoms were really best used as a sort of frame for something cooler. his idea was a "badass katana" and i'm not sure i want to go that route. another idea he had was a geisha unbrella. as you can see the space is relatively narrow, but i'm not sure how limiting that really is honestly.

so like. japanese culture people! can you help me think of something awesome to tattoo on myself? religious imagery, possibly? or even anime type stuff. i am big into fantasy...
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Tatoos are a very personal thing, I wouldn't trust any strangers online to choose mine.
Anyway OP get a dragon or something.
Ayy Lmao?
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so like. anyone?
All I can say for the moment is to stick with the Japanese nature theme. Don't do what >>75047285 said. It will look stereotypical and gaudy.
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Okay, after some thought I came up with at least a couple ideas.
1. Have it fad into a pond like setting with Koi
2. Fill in the tree with some birds like in pic
3. A shrine gate crossing to a walk up steps to a shrine.

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