Tattoos have been used in Japan for centuries as both decoration and punishment. Explore irezumi from humble beginnings to the present.
Here’s how Japanese tattooists have been making body art by hand for hundreds of years.
Do you know how to make traditional Japanese tattoos? That's right, at a time when there were no electric tattoo machines, all the tattoos were done with a special bamboo stick - tebori. Masters using this tool claim that such a manual method allows you to get a more subtle gradation of tones in a tattoo. Traditional tebori tattoos really take a lot of time, turning the process of painting the body into an entire ritual.
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Artist and tattooist Kazuaki Horitomo combines his two passions—cats and tattoos—to create monmon cats. Like humans, the creatures themselves don tattoos.
Storia e significati del tatuaggio giapponese: cos'è l'ìrezumi, come si è sviluppato e oltre 90 idee tattoo a cui ispirarsi.
Tatuagem em blackwork é forma como falamos das tatuagens de tinta preta, na tradução livre é isso, simples assim.