TATTOOS IN JAPAN.........SOURCE SENGOKUDAIMYO.TUMBLR.COM.................

Thought you guys may find this interesting, I will translate for you guys later

Clark North is a household name in the tattoo community. Over the last 15 years or so Clark has been profiled, quoted, and featured in such publications as Tattoo, Flash, Tattoos for Men, Savage, Inte

Lion and His Attendants by Clark North Shisa Dog Canvas Fine Art Print

Title: Lion and His Attendants Artist: Clark North Like the komainu(lion dogs), the shisa are a variation of the guardian lions (fu dogs) from China. Made-to-order giclee fine art reproductions on can

Having myself previously visited the magnificent land of Japan, I waited with great interest for the arrival of "Tattoo in Japan" book of Edition Reuss. Browsing and reading this impressive...

Having myself previously visited the magnificent land of Japan, I waited with great interest for the arrival of "Tattoo in Japan" book of Edition Reuss. Browsing and reading this impressive...

"Yakuza (ヤクザ or やくざ), also known as gokudō (極道), are members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団), literally "violence group", while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体), "chivalrous organizations". ... " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza

Tattoos are completely taboo in Japan. They are associated with criminal groups such as the Yakuza. It's too bad since Japanese tattoo (irezumi) is amongst the most respected global tattoo traditions.

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"Parts of Japan gave criminals tattoos on their arms. Many are simple lines around the arm. On the bottom line, the third left, I can see the sign of “悪”, bad in Japanese. This was Kishu´s (紀州/now Mie and Wakayama prefecture) tattoo.

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