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.

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.

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Foto dog tattoo - traditionally represents a willingness to protect what's yours and that you're not afraid

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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