One of the traditional tattooing styles. A strip running down the center of the top half of the body is left clear of tattoos. It is a style developed originally to avoid tattoos showing from the collar line when one wears kimono. I have also heard some rumours that it […]
Tattoo by Horiyoshi III? Looks like his style :) “The insides of upper arms are usually hidden from eyes of other people. Inner upper arms are the place for fun tattooing or joke tattooing. In other words, people who see are limited to your family and/or your lover. Most designs […]
“You cut off a single digit of your own finger in a ceremonial way, while facing your boss, and then you present the severed finger on a folded napkin to him. It reinforces the power of your apology. It shows that you’re serious about what you’re saying.” “Somehow, i don’t […]
Another great back piece from Shige! Hanya mask The hannya mask is the vengeful and jealous woman turned demon. Pointed horns, Scary eyes and teeth, and the expression all exhibit the full wrath, anger and resentment of her nature. The origins of hannya masks may have come from early snake […]
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I love the story and the pic on this! Great to see a big smile as opposed to the ‘scary face’ stereotype! Yakuza can be so welcoming for foreigners! You know the score, look at anyone in the ‘wrong’ way, they’re likely to look at you in the same way! […]
The last post for today! Japanese Tattoo rules! New Style and Traditional Style! Sweet dreams! Oyasumi! Y.
You sometimes really never know, until you see them undressed! Or sometimes you just feel it! I love Japan!
This is what I would/could call a new style Japanese Tattoo inspired by American style, however, you can still see the Japanese touch. Tattoo artist unknown again! Shame on me! If you know the artist, please leave a comment! I could guess, but too late for today :) Gome nasai!
Japanese Tattoo Girl Back Piece. For your pleasure! I can’t remember where I got that one and the name of the artist! If anyone knows! Please leave a comment!
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Images from the Book entitled, the Japanese Tattoo by Sandi Fellman. It will not give you much in depth information about the Japanese Tattoo. However it has a few very nice photographs of traditional Japanese Tattoos. :: You can buy it from Amazon (UK) , Or Amazon (US).
One Picture is worth a thousand words!
Japanese Dragon Tattoo Design A good introductory Pocket Size Book for Dragon Tattoo Designs. More information, Here!
I often Feel Gakkin and Gotch Will be the next wave! Soon to be as famous as Shige from Yellow Blaze. I have been following them for a while and had the pleasure to briefly meet them in their Kyoto Studio. It’s a real pleasure to see their work evolving! Good […]
Mahakala is a protector of the Dharma, a wrathful manifestation of the Buddha, practiced as a deity to over-come inner and outer obstacles and to transform anger into Compassion. In Sanskrit Maha means great and Kala means black, these words are shown in the Tibetan Uchen script as the white […]
Fūjin (風神?) is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods. He was present at the creation of the world and when he first let the winds out of his bag, they cleared the morning mists and filled the Gate between heaven and earth so […]
We have decided to sell our own e-books and image libraries created and published by Yoso Tattoo*, including with some rare or hard to find Japanese publications! For Tattoo Lovers (All made with love from Japan). if you run your own art, or tattoo website. You might be interested in […]
Japanese Yakuza History and Cultural Development School of International Studies Obirin University, Tokyo, Japan Original Article from: http://altman.casimirinstitute.net/yakuza.html Yakuza history traces its origins to the Tokugawa era, the time of the shogunate, when Ieyasu Tokugawa unified the country of Japan. Japan had come a long way from its period of civil […]
:: Buy on Amazon (US) Start @ $9.37 Yakuza Moon is the shocking, yet intensely moving memoir of 37-year-old Shoko Tendo, who grew up the daughter of a yakuza boss. Tendo lived her life in luxury until the age of six, when her father was sent to prison and her family […]