Chinese calligraphy tattoos
Chinese calligraphy is a millenary art. The Chinese characters offer an almost infinite palette of strokes in different styles that make designs unique.The artist Ngan Siu Mui, as a renowned calligrapher, is offering unique and artistic tattoo designs. A work of art on your skin.
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A Chinese stamp (seal carving or engraving) is a seal or chop used as a hand signature. In ancient times, people use their stamps in documents like official records, contracts, artworks, etc . They are still used nowadays by artists for authenticating their work, by businesses to create an outstanding trademark and by people to formalize their name or symply for their artistic pleasure.
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There are twelve zodiac signs (animals), one for each year of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The order is Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. Your Chinese zodiac animal sign is determined by the month and year of your birth.
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Chinese bamboo tattoo is a design that merges traditional Chinese painting with Chinese calligraphy. As an artist conversant with Chinese calligraphy, painting, seal carving and poem, Ngan Siui-Mui can merge these four traditionnal Chinese arts into an harmonious and unique creation.
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Plum is the national flower of China. Although it looks similar to Japanese cherry blossoms, it is different and unique. Among all the flowers, plum is the first to grow (or blossom) in spring. It endures the long cold winter with stamina. In Chinese history many well known poets celebrated the vibrancy of plum, praising its beauty and enduring character. This beautiful flower represents resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity.
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Chinese lotus flower is a symbol of nobility and independence. The lotus is rooted in mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises nobly above the dirt and appears pure, beautiful and fragrant. Lotus is one of the eight precious things in Buddhism.
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Ngan Siu-Mui is an international renowned artist living in Montreal, Canada. She has over 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting and Chinese stamp (seal carving). Through the fusion of western culture, her artworks have evolved into a modern distinctive style. After ther first solo art exhibition 1981, in Hong Kong City Hall, Ngan Siu-Mui has been acclaimed as an artist conversant with Chinese calligraphy, painting, Chinese stamp (seal carving) and poetry.
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