Small The Great Wave off Kanagawa Circle Temporary Tattoo (Set of 3)


Small circle based off Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" temporary tattoo.

Also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print published sometime between 1829 and 1833 as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

The Wave is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world. It embodies the Japanese aesthetic, while also showcasing the mighty power of nature. Some people are so strongly attracted to this style and sentiment that they decide to get the design tattooed on their skin.

If this is something you’re considering, our temporary tattoos provide you with the perfect way to try out this bold design before making a commitment. Our small The Great Wave Off Kanagawa temporary tattoo features a minimalist interpretation of this iconic image. Designed using only eco-friendly black ink, our Great Wave fake tattoo shows the design inside a circle, giving it a soft, organic feel. 

In Hokusai’s woodblock print, we see a tiny fishing boat that is about to be crushed by the claws of an enormous wave. When it comes to the symbolism behind our minimalist The Great Wave sticker tattoo, many people believe that the artist, Hokusai, was attempting to showcase the impressive strength of nature. This design reminds us that despite our impressive technological advances, mankind remains at the mercy of Mother Nature.

This design comes in a set of three, so it’s the ideal way to experiment before making a commitment. If you’re looking for the full-color version of this fake tattoo, then you might prefer our Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa temporary tattoo.

  • Set of three.
  • Size: 0.8 in / 2 cm 
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  • Last on average 2-5 days.
  • Safe & non-toxic 
  • FDA-compliant and fun for all ages
  • We suggest placing on oil-free areas where skin does not stretch and keep them clean!
  • It will last longer if it is applied to a part of your body that doesn’t rub against straps or clothing.
  • Do not apply near eyes or on sensitive skin.


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