Shishi by Christian Purcell, via 500px

Shishi is the Chinese word for guardian lions which are statues believed to have mythical protective powers. My brother has a pair of these in his tattoo shop.

Luv luv luv this Foo Dog by Tim Stafford in Austin Texas!!

Almost ready for my leg tattoo,. This one reminds me of my Tippit, with her ball and lil tooth sticking out:) Foo Dog by Tim Stafford in Austin Texas!

Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China.  This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home.  An unusual housewarming or wedding gift.  Hand-painted polyresin. 6"W x 11"H x 11 1/2"L. $79.95 from www.winterthurgifts.com.

Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China. This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home.

Foo dog #jq #johnq #foodog #shishi #japanesetattooart #sketch #copicciao #copicart #cherryblossoms

Foo dog #jq #johnq #foodog #shishi #japanesetattooart #sketch #copicciao #copicart #cherryblossoms

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