Tattooed in Japan
Artists in Japan
Studios in Japan
Tattoo Removal Centers in Japan
Upcoming events in Japan
Tattoo job market in Japan
Tattooing wouldn’t be what it is today without the influence of Japan. Tattooing is a national tradition dating back to the 17th century, and the practice was associated with the criminal underworld of the Yakuza and outlawed for nearly a hundred years. Legal since 1945, and increasingly less stigmatized, the Irezumi style has had a permanent impact on Western tattooing.
Horiyoshi III, One of the greatest living tattoo artists lives