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Oriental Fan Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Asian Fan Tattoos

In this article, we will discuss oriental fan tattoo designs and meanings, and you will also have an opportunity to view photos. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo project.

Asian Fan Design Considerations

  • Asian fans are made out of a variety of different materials like bamboo, turtle shells, bones, and ivory.
  • They are made to fold and to stand out and show a panoramic scene when unfolded.
  • They often depict Asian characters but they don't have to.
  • Many fans have romantic poetry written on them.
  • The fan is a symbol of good luck and generosity.

What Do Asian Fans Represent?

The Asian fan tattoo can hold deep symbolic value to those who wear them. They might represent...

  • Royalty
  • Gracefulness
  • Charm
  • Culture
  • Respect
  • Friendship
  • Good Fortune
  • Generosity
  • Modesty
  • Flirtation
  • Femininity
  • Intense emotion

In the end, however, your tattoo represents what you want it to.

Asian Fan Tattoo Designs

One great thing about Asian fan tattoos is the fact that they can be designed in a variety of ways, look great in any size, and can be inked almost anywhere on the body.

  • These fans can be combined with any Asian characters or symbols—cherry blossoms, koi fish, or dragons—or as a part of a Ganesha design.
  • But really, any other symbol or element can be incorporated. Flowers are a popular choice (the orchid, lotus, or even the rose).
  • Many choose to have elaborate scenes depicted on the fan.
  • When it comes down to it, you can do a lot with this design. The fun part is decorating the fan.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the photos in this article to get a general idea of what the options are.

Remember

There are some important things to remember before you get any tattoo.

Make sure that you take the time to do your research. Make sure that you are completely aware of what your tattoo represents. You don't want to get inked and find out later that it represents something different from what you originally thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Those that get inked on an impulse usually have regrets later on down the road. If you are not sure or having second thoughts, don't get inked! Remember, a tattoo is for life.

Comments

Eiddwen from Wales on November 07, 2012:

One I have missed but better late than never !!!

A great share as always and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

Sueswan on October 09, 2012:

Hi Ricky,

These oriental fan tattoos are beautiful. My favourite is the purple one on the back of the lady in the black dress. It is beautiful and delicate .

Hope you are having a good evening. :)

kjforce from Florida on October 09, 2012:

thelyricwriter..I wrote in Chinese..sorry it should have been Japanese..what was I thinking ?

非常に良いいつものように、私はあなたのファンの一人ですので知っている。

translated:as usual very good, I know that because I am one of your fans...

have a great week-end ..don't forget # 3/#4 on Fred...

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on October 09, 2012:

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Glad you all liked these. They are cool, the detail makes them an awesome choice. Appreciate everyone of you and I am on my way to see you all. Once again, thanks so much. KJ, your CRAZY. LOL

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on October 09, 2012:

Toombs

Frank

Tom

Gypsy

Seeker

B Malin

KJ

Mhatter

Teaches

Ruby

Tammy

Hyp

Glad you all liked these. They are cool, the detail makes them an awesome choice. Appreciate everyone of you and I am on my way to see you all. Once again, thanks so much. KJ, your CRAZY. LOL

Tammy from North Carolina on October 06, 2012:

I love these! I love cherry blossom everything! Beautiful photos and a well constructed hub as always!

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on October 06, 2012:

I love oriental fans. I used to have a big collection and they decorated my walls. These tattoos are amazing. Ditto all the accolades I have showered on you in the past and times them by one hundred.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 04, 2012:

These are beautiful. I love oriental fans...

Dianna Mendez on October 04, 2012:

Ooooh, I love the purple fan on the ladies back. How pretty and so delicate. Voted this hub up!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on October 03, 2012:

Yesterday was Tinkerbell, Now you hit on one of my wife's favorites. She had quite an oriental fan collection.

kjforce from Florida on October 03, 2012:

thelyricwriter......非常作业如往常一样..东方风扇,如棒球?我知道另一个笑话......我无法抗拒。

b. Malin on October 03, 2012:

These Tattoos of Oriental Fans are so Delicate and so Lovely. They Truly make a Beautiful Statement. Thanks for sharing Lyric.

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on October 03, 2012:

LW! Another very beautiful and fascinating hub about these awesome tatoos! I think the art work is stunning! The attributions as well go perfectly with the tattoo symbols! I can't blame folks for wanting one of these!

Great hub + voted up!

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on October 03, 2012:

Hi my friend, very awesome looking tattoos, well done !

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 03, 2012:

Fantastic.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on October 03, 2012:

these are so cool designed for a female and I bet they'll look so good sporting this tattoo..awesome my friend :)

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on October 03, 2012:

Beautiful. I could actually see getting one of these. Voted up and shared.