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59 Japanese anime and manga tattoos (and their meaning)

The world of Japanese animation has an important place in the collective imagination, worldwide. It is a very present form of entertainment which, for many, is also a form of artistic expression. Whether in Italy, the USA, Korea, all the countries of South America or in any corner of the planet, Japanese animation has grown in importance, from generation to generation.

Through manga, films and series, the cartoon has gained strength, so much so that many followers do not hesitate to get a tattoo of the skin with the image of their favorite characters – who really marked their lives. Many of us grew up watching episodes of Shonen, the adventures of the Magical Daughters of Mahō shōjo or the impressive films of Studio Ghilbi, directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

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This is precisely why we are now going to show you some cartoon tattoos that you absolutely must discover. They represent an increasingly strong and seemingly endless trend as cartoons gain more and more ground over time.

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Dragon ball

The so-called "old school" grew up watching great cartoons like Akira Toriyama's famous Dragon Ball. This generation has become fond of this series and, today, it is almost impossible to know who are the main characters.

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In addition, the number of these characters is so high and the important moments (or more representative) of the series are so numerous that the possibilities of tattoos that are inspired by them are virtually endless.

The most popular are undoubtedly the tattoos of the silhouette of Goku, whether in his form of child or adult, in one of his stages as Sayayin or even in his form of Ozaru. The scenes of Dragon Ball are also very often represented, as well as the "bad guys" of the story.

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Sailor Mooon

Not all cartoons are Shonen. Other genres, such as the Mahō shōjo (Magical Girl, in English) are also strongly integrated into the collective culture. This is why, while many grew up watching Goku, Naruto or Luffy, others, boys and girls, also watched the adventures of Serena / Usagi, like Sailor Scout.

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The most common tattoos in this series represent the Sailor Moon warriors or the representative cats of the series, Luna and Artemis.

Studio Ghibli

Finally, how not to mention Studio Ghibli. The admiration that many feel for their productions is amply justified because each of their films is produced with an incredible artistic level and attention to detail. The tattoos representing the characters of any film from this studio are in great demand today.

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