The Venus Flytrap tattoo studio, based in Edinburgh, UK, is home to tattoo artist and studio owner, Charlotte, who combines traditional Japanese art, manga and Art Deco to create unusual and attractive geisha tattoos.
Geisha are female Japanese entertainers who are celebrated for their beauty and skill. Although the Geisha have had some links to prostitution in the past, the term now applies only to trained performers who entertain their guests with the chaste pastimes of music, art, dance and games. The female figures used in these Venus Flytrap tattoos are in fact Maiko; apprentice Geisha. The apprentice Geisha need to have a formal debut in order to become fully fledged Geisha. Up until their debut, the Maiko wear elaborate clothing, make-up and hairstyles to accentuate their beauty. After becoming a full Geisha, the entertainers dress more subtly in order to draw attention to their skills, not their beauty.
In art, Geisha are a symbol of femininity, sensuality and beauty. Geisha are in themselves an artistic celebration of a woman’s talents, beauty and grace. You can find out more about the Venus Flytrap tattoo studio on their website or Facebook page.