4. Fudô Myôô
The most popular Myôô as a tattoo motive is Fudô Myôô, the imperturbable one.
The best known japanese motive is the dragon, for sure. In Japan it is regarded as a luck bringing animal. It stands for an element which was of an enormous importance for the rice cultivation rice in Japan. Therefore dragons are highly respected and admired in Japan and weren't fought like in uropean tales for instance.
In Japan, a koi jumping or swimming up a waterfall is a symbol of strength, the ability to assert oneself and success.
7. Tamatori Hime
In order to swim faster on her escape, Tamatori Hime cut herself and hid the bead in her own body.