What Do Oni Mask Tattoos Mean

Oni mask tattoos are a popular Japanese tattoo and represent protection, strength and courage. Oni masks usually feature frightful characters from Japanese folklore—typically with large horns, pointed ears, wild hair and an angry expression. Oni masks are associated with supernatural protection and strength; the wearer of the tattoo being protected from any harm and given the power to persevere in difficult times. Oni masks can also be seen as a reminder of the need to take responsibility for one’s actions, as well as possessing a strong sense of justice against evil. The tattoo can also be seen to symbolize the ability to endure adversity, hardship and struggle.

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