JAPANESE TRADITIONAL TATTOO


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Tattooing in Japan goes back a long history and in the late Edo period it began to develop into an artform as it is known today.
Most of the tattoo designs are based on Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

THE ART OF TEBORI

Tebori is the traditional Japanese method of hand poked tattoos.

It is usually performed using a rod out of bamboo or metal with an array of needles at the end.

This is less painful for the person being tattooed, and the results are always exceptional.

This method also allows the skin to absorb white ink.

Colors are brighter and more intense compared to a machine drawn tattoo.