This full sleeve samurai tattoo is looking really good so far, lots of work ahead so keep your eyes peeled. The artist doing this work is Nina Rademeyer, the head artist of Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Samurai tattoos are very popular in Japanese culture. Even though it is not a mainstream tattoo in Africa, it still has a following, especially among people who admire Japan. Their designs are very detailed and quite colorful. Though they come in a variety of sizes and styles, most designs are larger due to the detail in this tattoo.They usually represent traits and attributes of the samurai. It often symbolizes strength and courage, along with a host of other meanings. The designs are quite stunning and perfect for sleeve tattoos, with various elements and symbols that can accompany their theme.

The samurai tattoo can represent a variety of different meanings. Since there are many variations, meanings can differ from one variation to the other. Remember, in the end, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it too.

Since the samurai practiced living every day like it was their last, your tattoo can symbolize the same thing. It can be there to remind you of how fragile life really is. It can remind you to live every moment like it was your last because none of us is sure of tomorrow. It may also be chosen by those who value the samurai and their culture. These tattoos have been around for many years in Japan—these tattoos were traditionally worn as full back, full body, or full sleeve tattoos.

Nina Rademeyer is currently one session in on this full sleeve samurai design and she is using the following: A Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Empire Tattoo Ink, Green Soap, Hustle Butter and Elite Cartridges.

To see more of Nina Rademeyers work or for any additional information regarding Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing Studio, please visit or alternatively come and visit us at our studio in Boksburg for a free consultation

14 thoughts on “Samurai Full Sleeve Tattoo Grey Realistic Nina

  1. nike

    I see this samurai tattoo mostly on wrestlers and I used to tell myself it must have a courageous significance. I like its significances since it has to do with strength and courage.

  2. Rizzee Cerdeñola

    I can’t appreciate it for now because it looks like a fresh tattoo. It looks good I think once it is already healed.

  3. Scott Summers

    Is that a Shogun??? I mean it looks sick on a good way. Another plus is you can hide it. Sure it may mean you have to wear sleeves to work but that is okay. Once work is over you can flaunt it again.

  4. chetodwin

    Nina Rademeyer is quite talented. Coming up with a Samurai sleeve tattoo that big is not easy and only the talented can do it. Good work!

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