Irezumi (入れ墨, 入墨, 紋身, 刺花, 剳青, 黥 or 刺青) is the Japanese name for the traditional tattoos that Yakuza members get. Irezumi means “insert ink” in Japanese. These tattoos were used for decorative and spiritual purposes. The process was done by hand poking, meaning that the ink was inserted beneath

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I apologize if my first post is somewhat simple – it comes from a vested interest (as I have two tattoos) and a genuine curiosity of people’s responses. This post is in regards to the experiences I’ve had, but I wish to hear feedback to the more general idea. Tattooing

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