It's usual within yakuza circuits to tattoo themselves, usually is it their clan's badges that they have all over their body. The origin of the yakuza tattoo comes from the Bakuto. They usually tattooed a black ring around the arm for each crime they committed. Finally it became a symbol of strength. It can take over 100 hours to do an entire back tattoo. The tattoo was to illustrate you were unwilling to accommodate yourself to societies rules and norms. Now is it to illustrate your clan affiliations.
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At 8:55 PM, Tofu - sama
Those yakuza guys have art in their backs!
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At 6:36 AM, John Runquist
I am interested in the Yakuza and wonder if you can e-mail me.
At 2:32 PM, Horus
I love it. I have the top half of my back done. Not for gangs just for fun, and can't wait to get more.
At 7:07 PM, Frederico
great research about the theme! i´m looking for inspiration for my sleeve tattoo. would you know where I could find a kind of an article about the meaning of the draws, like the koi fish?
At 11:17 AM, elsphit
wow it was so cool but im sure it really hurts.. but the result is nice good artists
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At 2:01 PM, parliewalla360
wow so painfull not easy to make that tatoo...
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