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Kali - Kali is an Indian god of destruction shown with four arms, a sword and a severed head. As a tattoo, it can be done to represent the aggressive nature of the female aspect.

Kanji - Kanji are a form of Japanese and Chinese writing. Most Japanese tattoos found on tattoo shop walls - and on most people's skin - are printed in a bland, everyday variety of type. The written Japanese and Chinese languages are composed not of individual letters but of ideographs or pictographs, which represent an idea or thing. Some characters consist of more than 30 strokes.

The two languages share some of the same pictographs, for instance those meaning beauty, love, woman, strength and happiness. Such concepts are the most commonly requested. Things borrowed from other cultures can come to have a deeper, more personal meaning. The visual force of the Chinese and Japanese characters is quite dramatic and has a beauty of its own.

King of Hearts - The King of Hearts is the highest card in a 52 card deck. As a tattoo it can be done to express good luck but can also be associated with love.



Kintaro - Kintaro is a legendary Japanese hero imbued with great strength. Often Kintaro is seen wrestling with a Koi or Japanese Carp. In Japanese tattoos, Kintaro is a popular tattoo as it depicts the warrior aspect.

Knot work - Knot work or Celtic Knot work was developed by the Celtic people of Ireland and Northern Europe. It is to be seen in many ancient Irish manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, on display in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Symbolically it can represent the eternal and intertwined nature of the human soul. It is a popular form of tattoo especially as an armband.

Koi - Also known as Japanese Carp is a bright golden, orange and white fish. In Japanese tattooing it is one of the most discernible and popular styles. It has many meanings as is it known for its ability to climb waterfalls and as such symbolizes courage over adversity.

Kokopelli - This symbol is derived from ancient Indian artwork. It is depicted as a male crouched over playing a flute. It is thought that he is the bringer of good news and also of fertility because of his large genitalia in some drawings.

Krishna - A Hindi deity thought to be the reincarnation of Vishnu. He is a popular choice of tattoo as he represents divine love for all things.