An Original Artwork by Keith (@angmohkeith). Inspired by classic American tattoo flash, Japanese ukiyo-e prints and Naruto Shippuden, you can definitely get the best of both Western and Japanese styles with Keith's designs.
Tiger is all about strength and courage in Japanese context. A Samurai's armour is known to be taken away after losing a battle. To keep their identities, Samurais kept tattoos, which was often tigers, so they can fight fearlessly. Tigers are also able to protect Samurais' spirits in their afterlife.
Bamboos are a peaceful existence, but they double up the tenacity of tigers. It is a rare kind of plants which is able to withstand even the strongest hurricanes. Fight through the battles and endure all the obstacles that life has for you.