The mask tattoo designs is just one example of the many different types of masks used by the traditional Japanese actors of Noh theater. Noh performances are very stylized representations of traditional and well known stories, developed in Japan during the 14th century.mask tattoo designs is of a Japanese hanya mask, the tattoo took one and a half hours to complete, its got a red face black hair, green and white eyes a blue tongue with white teeth, there is also orange under the eyes to make it pop out, the artist is from south wales and is called Lee Burton of ‘Ultimate Ink’. The masks are used to convey the identity and mood of the various characters, who number nearly eighty in the different tales. The hannya mask is specifically used to represent a vengeful and jealous woman. Her anger and envy have so consumed her that she has turned into a demon, but with some important traces of humanity left.