The Baku is known to have the body of an ox. It has an elephant-like nose with tusks and small eyes. The rest of his body is comprised of tiger limbs and an ox's tail.
The mystical creature is said to be covered with dark-yellow fur. Baku's feces is known to be so hard that the droppings can be used as weapons. The urine is deadly and will easily dissolve metal. The Baku has the strongest bones. They are so strong that even a sword will not penetrate them.
We don't see Baku appear in Japanese tattoo work often in the west, however he makes for a very unique piece. With all of his unique attributes this makes for a visually dynamic creature and a great tattoo. I have not been asked to do one of these facinating creatures yet. Perhaps you'll be the first?
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