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June 13, 2016

JAPANESE TATTOOING


JAPANESE TATTOOING
Tattooing is an ancient art form in Japan dating back thousands of years. Originally thought of as spiritual and decorative art, it was also used at times as punishment for criminals. The role of the tattoo in Japanese culture was constantly fluctuating, depending who was currently in power. In modern day tattooing, styles come and go much like fashion. However, the Japanese style does not rely on current fashion trends and therefore provides a timeless body suit that will always stay in style. Currently, though, tattoo artists in Japan have been experiencing a wave of legal persecution, as the current government body has gone back to the belief that tattooing is bad for the image of Japan as it has some ties in the past to criminal activity. How many of you feel that tattooing is in fact an important part of Japan's identity? Image provided by The Tattoo Archive, www.tattooarchive.com