Portrait tattoo designs - part 1

One of the free tattoo designs is about the greatest monarch known now as Qin Shi Huang, which means first emperor of a unified China from 221 BCE to 210 BCE, ruling under the name the First Emperor. He undertook some gigantic projects, most notably the precursor version of the current Great Wall of China, a city-sized mausoleum guarded by a life-sized Terracotta army.
Notice his eyes in this tattoo, good design, huh?
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This free tattoo is to show the Chinese opera figure designs of Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun, who are among the most famous generals in history of China.
Zhang Fei is exceedingly loyal and known for his strength and skill as a warrior, but also short tempered, which often got him into problems more times than not on the battlefield.
Zhao Yun is described as being almost perfect, possessing unparallelled physical power as well as unwavering loyalty to his master, tremendous courage, keen intelligence and serene charisma.
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This free tattoo design is about door god. A door god is a Chinese decoration placed on each side of an entry to a temple, home, business, etc., believed to keep evil spirits from entering. The door gods usually come in pairs, facing each other; it is considered bad luck to place the figures back-to-back.
The artist did an excellent job. The client is also big enough to put this tattoo on his body :).

In this tattoo, the artist got his inspiration from the movie 'Hero'. It is a magnificent, awe-inspiring film. If you have not yet placed your eyes on this masterpiece of Chinese cinema then I cannot recommend this film highly enough. The man with the sword in this tattoo shows a solemn and stirring spirit.
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This tattoo design is to symbolize Mohism. Mohism is a Chinese philosophy founded by Mozi. It evolved at about the same time as Confucianism. In Mohism, morality is defined not by tradition, but rather by a constant moral guide that parallels utilitarianism. Mohism promotes a philosophy of universal love - an equal affection for all individuals. Although the two faces look angry, they are seemed to fight for justice too.
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The cross in this tattoo feels more fashion than religion. The artist must have seen "Passion of the Christ" coz Jesus in this tattoo is exactly the same as in that movie.
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This free tattoo design is about Zhong Kui, who is a figure of Chinese mythology. Traditionally regarded as a vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings, and reputedly able to command 80,000 demons, his image is often painted on household gates as a guardian spirit, as well as in places of business where high-value goods are involved. Here is how he should looks like:

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This tattoo is consist of several sea people faces. The Sea Peoples is the term used for a confederacy of seafaring raiders who sailed into the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, caused political unrest, and attempted to enter or control Egyptian territory during the late 19th dynasty.
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In this free tattoo design, there are three exquisite warrior faces. Any one of them is good enough and this guy got three on him. What a lucky dog!
Little Knowledge:
You've looked through dozens of flash books, magazines and websites and weeded through 1,000s of different free tattoo designs for the perfect piece of body art. But, does the design have a hidden meaning or symbolism and is that important to you prior to permanently placing it on your body. There are books and websites available that offer suggestions as to the meanings of some common free tattoo designs that you might want to take a look at, in case the meaning behind the ink is something you might not like.

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If you look carefully at this free tattoo design, you can see the face expression of the tattoo changes as the guy are doing different gestures.
Little tips: Read the book "The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo" By Terisa Green, PhD, which contains over 800 tattoo symbols and their meanings for your reading pleasure.
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