Chinese tattoos are considered as highly popular in the western world over the recent years even though the art of tattooing originated in the eastern world. It goes back to the ancient times in the case of China. Tattooing in China is called Ci Shen (Or Wen Shen), a term that means “puncture the body.” Placing a Chinese tattoo design is greatly sought after because they offer a series of beautiful and creative designs with a feeling of the extreme and often a much powerful meaning.
However, one has to be very careful while choosing a Chinese tattoo design because there are various possible problems when translating the English meaning into Chinese words. Tattoo artists at tend to retroflex complex Chinese characters also often lead to tattoos that do not mean what they should mean in real.
The Chinese tattoo designs lay a great emphasis on family and its relationships, defining fine qualities like love, respect, determination, passion, parental relationships and sibling relationships. But the most sought after tattoos while choosing a Chinese tattoo design is that of the Ying and Yang designs. This symbol originated around 207 B.C. during the Han Dynasty. Ying and Yang symbolize balance in the Universe. Many people also believe that this Chinese design symbolizes good versus bad or love versus hate. Be that as it may, this tattoo definitely depicts equality and balance without which the universe would be lost.
When choosing a Chinese Tattoo design, be careful to understand the full meaning of its design and its originality. Many tattoo artists come up with false meanings just to finish the work and make some quick money. So it is for you to do some research before placing the tattoo.