The three monkeys The wise men are Kikazaru (the one covering the ears), Iwazaru (the one covering the mouth), and Mizaru (the one covering the eyes). One of the oldest known depictions is located on a door of the ?Sacred Stable?, an ancient temple located in a shrine in the city of Nikko, Japan.

The origin of the monkeys was based on a Japanese proverb that says "Hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil. The phrase provokes reflection on humanity, that if it did not look, do not listen, and did not speak evil of others, it would have a peaceful society with peace and harmony. This teaching is part, among others, of the ?golden rule? in Japan, which seeks to promote balance in society.

It is said that having a statue of the three wise monkeys nearby brings peace, harmony, protects homes from bad energies, and helps prevent evil from spreading.



Meaning of Three Wise Monkeys Tattoo:

  • Oriental Culture
  • Peace
  • Harmony
  • Balance
  • Community
  • Teachings
  • Good Energies
  • Scare Away Evil
  • Change
  • Social Rules
  • Morality
  • Conflict Avoidance

See some images of tattoos with the Three Wise Monkeys:

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