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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Like American mobster movies

Like American mobster movies
Similar to the Maori tribesmen of the Polynesian islands, the yakuza tattoos often display images that can be traced back to their tribe or clan name and type. Depending on where the person is from, the tattoos can vary in style and coloration and placement on their body. Some of the tattooed yakuza can be seen with a bare line running from the neck down to the navel, an area that is not tattooed at all. This almost gives the impression that the person is wearing a shirt made of tattoos. The tattoos also run down the arms like a sleeve of a shirt and then beyond onto and covering the hands.Often the tattoos of the yakuza are hand poked meaning no machines are used to create the tattoos. The ink is inserted into the skin by use of very sharp hand made needles or bamboo. This process can take years and is very painful and very expensive.

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