Japanese traditional style tattoo

Nowadays, there is a retro trend in the tattoo fashion industry. Tattoos with retro flavors have gradually become the pursuit of many young people. Tattoos in the style of old-fashioned traditional Japanese prints, as a kind of retro tattoos, have also become a choice for tattoo lovers in Beijing. So, what is a traditional Japanese old-style printmaking tattoo? Next, let me tell you, and then introduce you to some of the more classic Japanese traditional old-style engraving style tattoos.

Japanese prints are a form of popular art during the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate and flourished in the middle and lower classes. It often uses realism to reflect ordinary people and their daily lives. The traditional old-fashioned Japanese prints are also called ink paintings. After making a picture with black ink on a wooden board, the wet paper is placed on a colored wooden block and rubbed with a hard pad covered with bamboo leaves. A superb art.

When tattoos are promoted in Western culture as an art form—even in some of the world ’s largest museums and art galleries—tattoos are not seen in Japan, and many Japanese people use it as a threat or with Triads are connected. In fact, in the 012 years, the mayor of Osaka City, Hiroshi Hashihashi, forbids tattooing in his city.

A symbolic history

Traditional Japanese tattoos are different from other tattoos. He often tattoos all over the body, or covers the entire arm or thigh, and neck. After receiving the goods, he stops the ankles so that he can be covered by clothes. Tattoos are also very symbolic. Before going back to the Edo period (1603-1868), tattoos were a means of punishment. By the eighteenth century, they became popular in the red light district of Japan and began to draw pictures from historical collections. These tattoos were created on wooden molds by engravers and printed as sought-after prints. The stories they portray were derived from spiritual philosophical legends ingested from Kabuki repertoires or ancient books, such as “The Book of Japan” from 720 AD Japan’s second oldest classic history book since the year.

Intricate with the underworld

In Japan, showing your tattoo is a violation of the person you see. Traditional tattoo artist Alex “Horikitsune” Reinke said, for example, you ca n’t leak it in the hot spring bathroom-people will think it is a threat and disrespect, a For a long time, traditional Japanese tattoos were unique symbols of underworld. The picture above shows the members of the Takahashi group celebrating the second day of the Sansha Festival in Tokyo.

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The so-called new tradition is the integration of the modern elements of the moment, the tattoo content has become more diversified, and at the same time, a large number of illustrations and popular factors have been incorporated to make it form a greater visual impact on color and vision, while also breaking the tradition The restraint and strict dogma craftsmanship are the reasons why the new traditional tattoos are chased by the modern crowd.

As for the difference between traditional Japanese styles, that is, different countries, traditional definitions are also different. If we analyze from the division of tattoo styles, we know that each ethnic group has its own traditions, and almost all the traditions and customs of tattoos in the world, the styles formed in different forms of cultural background, that is to say There must be a fundamental difference in content, so it is difficult for us to define what is a traditional tattoo. In other words, ethnic groups with traditional tattoos will have their own traditional tattoos, so we can only divide so-called traditional tattoos by region and ethnicity.