Japan has built a reputation for itself when it comes to tattoos. People all around the world look up to Japanese tattoos while the locals have the complete opposite outlook. Yet, despite the negative association, getting a tattoo in Japan seems to be an essential activity for ink enthusiasts.
To get one in the Land of the Rising Sun is unlike any other, given that tattoos have made a mark (pun intended) way back in the history of Japan, as far back as 5,000 BC, their quality and techniques are unquestionable. The ancient tale of Japanese tattoos carved the scene of this art-on-skin today from methods and studio settings to design and creativity. It is not only inspiring but a motivation for some to travel across the globe just to get inked.
Let's explore the history behind Japanese tattoos and discover how it has shaped and contributed to the unique experience of getting a tattoo in this island nation.
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