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YellowMan introduces the Chinese Lions tattoo shirt for women.

YellowMan celebrates Asian tradition with the spectacular new Chinese Lions tattoo shirt for women.

Chinese guardian lions, otherwise known as Foo Dogs in the West, have held protective powers over Chinese imperial tombs, palaces and temples since the Han Dynasty (206 BCAD 220). After being formalized in the Ming and Qing dynasties the regal creatures have been popularized beyond palaces, and can be seen in front of hotels, restaurants, and even in front of houses.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Guardian Lions:

The lions are always presented in pairs, a manifestation of yin and yang, the female representing yin and the male yang. The male lion has its right front paw on an embroidered ball called a “xiù qiú” (绣球), which is sometimes carved with a geometric pattern known in the West as the “Flower of life” The female is essentially identical, but has a cub under the closer (left) paw to the male, representing the cycle of life. Symbolically, the female fu lion protects those dwelling inside, while the male guards the structure. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word “om”. However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death. Other styles have both lions with a single large pearl in each of their partially opened mouths. The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion’s mouth but sized just large enough so that it can never be removed.

Guardian lions/Foo Dogs aren’t unique to China. The Shinto in Japan also have celebrated them, and perhaps even predate the Chinese Buddhists. But the lion’s essential embodiment of protection, strength, courage, wealth and success remains essentially the same in both traditions.

Back detail of YellowMan's Chines Lions tattoo shirt

Guardian lions are frequently seen in traditional Asian tattoo, as is represented in YellowMan’s Chinese Lions tattoo shirt. The lions, depicted with decorative colored spots, weave in and out of intricate compositions. As with the sculptural representations guarding imperial palaces, the tattooed lions embrace the wearer with protection, success, and courage.

Check out YellowMan’s Chinese Lions shirt for Women here.

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YellowMan's Kirituhi Tribute Shirt

Tattoo artist Roger Ingerton has produced numerous Maori-themed designs for YellowMan’s exclusive tattoo shirt collections, and his latest design is nothing short of stunning. YellowMan’s Kirituhi Tribute shirt is masculine, rugged, and earthborn with sepia tones that evoke soulful, wood-carven artifacts.

Kirituhi, meaning “skin art”, is a Maori form of body adornment which is painted onto the skin using a mixture of charcoal, and is offered as a culturally sensitive alternative to the traditionally sacred Polynesian Ta Moko art. Kirituhi is inspired by Ta Moko, but does not contain the essential element of whakapapa, or, the long lines of genealogy which are important to Maori.

More about YellowMan’s Kirituhi shirt here.

YellowMan long sleeve shirts for Summer

Now you can wear long sleeve shirts in the summer... without the sweat.

The hot summer months can sometimes be tricky when it comes to deciding what to wear. Depending on a myriad of conditions you can easily find yourself under-dressed, over-dressed, overly exposed to the sun, damp and sticky, and in dire need of a change of clothing. You might even need to divert your late afternoon or evening plans to go home and throw on a fresh shirt before meeting up with your friends.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, then YellowMan long sleeve shirts are for you! YellowMan’s amazing, performance MadKool fabrics give you the comfort to do what you want without the hazards of the summer elements. The super-silky, lightweight fabrics wick moisture away from your body and keep you fresh and dry. They also offer SPF 30+ UV protection so you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying so much about turning into a lobster.

Your YellowMan shirt can be used as a rash guard for water sport or for a weekend splash at the beach. It dries very quickly and doesn’t hang off of you like a mop. Check out pro surfer, Ryan Ragan, demonstrating the effectiveness of YellowMan’s Dragon Warrior long sleeve shirt as a rash guard.

Ryan Ragan surfing in YellowMan shirt

Pro surfer Ryan Ragan wears a YellowMan long sleeve shirt as a rash guard.

YellowMan shirts pack lightly and make excellent base layers without creating bulk. This makes them the perfect travel garments. You could pack 25 shirts into your travel bag and hardly notice the bulk-less weight. What’s more, they are wrinkle resistant so you don’t have to worry about looking like you are living out of your suitcase when you travel.

If all these benefits aren’t enough, YellowMan shirts are also exquisite, and can be easily worn out to dinner or drinks with your friends. Throw on a dinner jacket and you’ll exude a sophisticated flare. Just ask Adventure Guide, Gary Scott, who swears by the versatility of YellowMan shirts on his treks in the Dolomites.

So, to sum it all up simply, YellowMan shirts offer you everything you need during the summer months, whether you are traveling, on the beach, hanging with friends…you name it. And you can do it all without having to change. How awesome is that!

A: T.V. Carpio

Actress T.V. Carpio, a.k.a. Arachne, of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark dons a YellowMan Spiderman shirt.

YellowMan founder, Peter Mui, left behind a web of legacies, not least of which is his oldest daughter, T.V., the new starlet in Julie Taymor‘s Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Several years ago Peter Mui embarked on a license agreement with Marvel to produce YellowMan and YMX shirts Marvel characters interpreted by tattoo artists. Years later, his own daughter, T.V. has found herself in a lead role in the $65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. How’s that for being a visionary!

For those planning to see the spectacular musical, YellowMan will soon be selling a few technical and cotton shirts at the theatre.

photo by Jenny Anderson courtesy USAtoday.com