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OCTOPUS: A WRITER’S TATTOO

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie August 26, 2015
OCTOPUS: A WRITER’S TATTOO
Here’s what Kriselle, a writer has to say about her octopus tattoo by Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.   “I have been putting pen to paper for as long as I can remember. Words have always been my constant companion,
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KOI FISH TATTOO FOR GOODLUCK

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie August 22, 2015
KOI FISH TATTOO FOR GOODLUCK
Koi fish tattoos typically symbolize good luck and fortune because legend has it that kois can climb the falls of the Yellow River to become a dragon. Koi often symbolizes a person’s aspirations to improve themselves. A Koi tattoo is

VEGVISIR TATTOO FOR YNNA

VEGVISIR TATTOO FOR YNNA
The compass tattoo has been a popular choice among a majority of cultures for centuries. This maritime symbol was popular among early sailors and it was believed that getting a compass tattoo would protect you on rough waters and ensure

MATCHING TATTOO: “REFUGE”

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie April 12, 2015
MATCHING TATTOO: “REFUGE”
Two ladies get a matching tattoo from Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA. (παραμυθεομαι) – paramutheomai (pronounced /par-am-oo-theh’-om-ahee/) : To speak to, address one, whether by way of admonition and incentive, or to calm and console; to encourage, console “Every person has their

TIKI TATTOO ON UPPER ARM

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie February 11, 2015
TIKI TATTOO ON UPPER ARM
A Tiki Tattoo when worn is said to offer protection, but its meaning can also differ depending on the wearer.   Tikis are human-like figures that represent the Polynesian belief of exalted ancestors. Because they are glorified after death; hence their

UNDYING LOVE

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie February 9, 2015
UNDYING LOVE
Here is another couple tattoo done by female tattoo artist Frances in our tattoo shop for our friends from Canada for their “Undying Love”. “Just as we joined hands when we wed and our hearts and minds came together as one,

MANDALA TATTOO ON FOREARM

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie February 6, 2015
MANDALA TATTOO ON FOREARM
  Mandala, meaning “circle” in Sanskrit aims to show balance, symbolizing harmony and unity. Here’s a Mandala Tattoo on a client’s forearm, done by female tattoo artist Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.

ROSE TATTOO ON BICEP

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie February 5, 2015
ROSE TATTOO ON BICEP
  A rose tattoo on a woman’s bicep done by female tattoo artist Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.