The tattoo you see here is on my back in RL.
The image was in my mind for a long time. I started drawing the cartoon when I was 25 years old. Particularly, I wanted adult Chimpanzees for this image. Travels took me around the world, and the piece of tattered paper with my drawing on it went with me. Erasing here and there and adding lines, I touched it up as the years went by.
I retired from my travels, and settled down at the age of 49, and then on my 50th birthday, I looked at my sketch, and I was happy with it. A friend was commissioned to draw this piece on my back.
Long ago there was a 4th monkey commonly referred to in this symbolism. You see "Shizaru" here.
The Three Wise Monkeys (Mizaru - see no evil; Kikazaru - hear no evil; Iwazaru - speak no evil) ware very well known, Shizaru - represents do no evil (seen holding his crotch). This 4th monkey is rarely seen nowadays.
I invite you to Dogland Boardwalk to come see an exhibit of artwork relating to these ancient symbols. You will love the surroundings, and the art!
Morality Monkeys, or "3 Wise Monkeys" as they are sometimes called are a symbol dating back to ancient Japan. I have been fascinated by the imagery and deep meaning behind their symbolism for a longtime. This is a collection of some of my favorites.
From Dogland Park, by looking to the South, you will see a Boardwalk. This is the location of this unique showing. Enjoy the display, and... Hear no evil, see no evil, & speak no evil!
Any donations or sales generated by this display go to Dogland Park, and to "Survivors of TBI"(Traumatic Brain Injury)
For further info, contact : Vitolo Rossini
Morality Monkey Art Exhibit