What Is a Japanese Wind Bar Tattoo?

A Japanese wind bar tattoo is generally part of the background design for a Japanese bodysuit tattoo, alongside other elements such as spiral clouds, fire or waves. The background design of a wind bar tattoo is meant to enhance and emphasize the subject matter of a tattoo.

A background design including a wind bar tattoo is seen more often on men, as wind bars are traditionally seen as a more powerful and pronounced element. A wind bar tattoo is often used in tandem with recurring secondary tattoo elements such as cherry blossoms.

A bodysuit tattoo is a large tattoo the covers a large area of a person’s torso. Often these tattoos stretch from the neck to just above the buttocks across the person’s back.