Growing up in Hawai'i, the Maneki-neko was a common sight in most homes and businesses. I still have my "lucky cat" today and always am happy to see it in people's tattoos, like in this variation we saw earlier this month.
The photo above is a lucky cat belonging to Lindsey, who I met passing through Penn Station last month. She loves Japanese art and has a koi fish, a well, on her leg. The cherry blossoms on her arm are a nice touch, as well.
This tattoo was done by Erik Desmond at Horifudo Tattoo in Smithtown, New York.
Thanks to Lindsey for sharing her luck with us here on Tattoosday!
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