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Post Reply Need advice on traditional japanese tattoo's
Posted 6/14/14 , edited 4/13/16
Shouldn't be a problem.

Just don't go to Japan.

Posted 6/14/14
For one thing, traditional Japanese tattoos hurt. Like hell. But the colors are much more vibrant than tattooing with a machine. I've always been fascinated with traditional Japanese tattoos and I know that there is a lot of controversy with tattoos in Japan. In many public baths or pools they will not allow those with tattoos access. This is mostly older generation thinking though.
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Posted 6/14/14
If you look at my forum picture for the CR forums I have the Kanji for "Harmony" and right above that (not pictured) is a Ying/Yang in the form of 2 dragons where both are holding an orb. the Yong/Yang for me means to keep my mental peace and try to be peaceful around me.

I am an older member here on the forums (early 40's) and I don't mind seeing tattoos as long as they are tasteful and have some sort of meaning to you in your own personal life. I know of others that are older than I am and a few that are younger that don't care to see tattoos on a person's body. To that effect if you want to get tattoos then go ahead and get them. BUT, make sure that they have a meaning to you.

Another thing to keep in mind is to remember that some employers do frown upon tattoos being exposed when you are working. I have known of some employers that have actually turned away good qualified potential employees because of tattoos that a person was sporting. (This did actually happen to me once). Even the military (for those here in the US), has turned away people from enlisting because of certain tattoos that they have on their body. I know personally of a few friends that wanted to enlist for military service and was told that they could not enlist until they had this tattoo or that tattoo removed at their own expense before they would be allowed to enlist. As for the other military's in other countries, I don't know what their accepted policies are and I don't even want to guess what they are, but, I would think that they would have something similar for tattoos as well (if any).

It's your body and you can do as you wish with it, but remember that what ink you do get to your skin is permanent and you will have to live with it for the rest of your days. Yes, there is the laser removal procedure and the wrecking balms that you can get to remove a tattoo, but that usually leaves a bigger mess on your skin than what you started with.

Lastly, if you are going to get a tattoo, make sure that it has a special meaning to you, not a special meaning for your buddies. It's your skin!

Hope that my little spiel has some meaning to someone out there!

Cheers!!!
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Posted 8/6/15
Hi everyone! Before you consider the idea of having Japanese tattoo mask, you need to understand that every tattoo has its meaning as well as purpose. If you decided to do a tattoo a Japanese mask, read this article http://tattoo-journal.com/35-gorgeous-japanese-mask-tattoos/
I will be glad if you are helped by this article
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Posted 8/19/15
Originally, they were used in the Japanese society either for spiritual purposes, or conveying social status. Because of people’s superstitions, they tended to associate certain creatures with their beliefs, and then use that in a tattoo. At the same time, they were used to identify people in different classes, for example separating a slave from their owner
http://tattoo-journal.com/35-beautiful-japanese-tattoos/
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Posted 8/22/15
When it comes to foreigners people in Japan know we get them as a fashion statement and not really to show affiliation with crime (although in some cases we do that too!) Reactions vary from shock horror to curiosity. Many young people are getting more interested in tattoos as a fashion thing thanks to Japanese musicians having tattoos and foreign pop culture being popular. You just need to not walk around actively trying to show them off you can be asked to leave places if you are making others feel uncomfortable.

Having Japanese Yakuza style tattoos may be trouble too since it makes you look like a foreign gangster. Foreigners can't become Yakuza but they often have foreign associates who work with them a lot of them are Brits or Australians and lately there have been more affiliations with Nigerian gangs. You can get a lot of unwanted attention from Police if you show your tats off about what you are doing in the country and where you are staying.

Yakuza themselves are not really that bothered about foreigners to them we are mostly small fry to leave to the Nigerians and the Chinese since they target big companies and shop owners along with the sex trade. Had a Yakuza notice I have tattoos once and he asked to see them then showed me some of his vibrant designs. Most of the time they are nice and they seem cool but remember they are criminals who are involved in lots of horrible things. Trying to rub shoulders with Yakuza is trouble and if you get on the wrong side of them they will hurt you.
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Posted 10/13/15
Determining the best part of the body to place a tattoos lies with the person who wants to have the tattoo. Unlike other normal tattoos, mask tattoos are likely not to fade even if you expose them to sun or any other element.

Therefore, choosing for the best part of your body to place mask tattoos needs adequate knowledge and advice from a professional tattooist within. If you want to hide the tattoo then you will have to avoid specific parts of your body. Some of the common areas where you can have a mask tattoo include the following:

- Upper and lower part of your arm – the arm is one of the right places to have a mask tattoo. You can have it on the upper or lower part of your arm depending on your preference.
- Shoulders – if you want to conceal your mask tattoos, simply place it on any of your shoulders.
- Calves – despite the fact that very few people have a tattoo in the region, you can create a wonderful Oni tattoo on your calves.
- Lower part of your back – if you work with an organization where tattoos are likely to affect your relationship with your boss then simply have one hidden on the lower part of your back.
- On your neck beneath your long hair – the area neck region beneath your hair is ideal for mask tattoo that needs hiding.

See more sketches in this article http://tattoo-journal.com/35-gorgeous-japanese-mask-tattoos/

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Posted 4/24/16
Hi,

You have to find some Japanese tattoo ideas gallery, like this: http://scroll-me.com/japanese-tattoo-inspiration-pictures/
And this should help you a lot, because those tattoos are really awesome but also complicated. It is important for you to just like some tattoo design or find yourself by choosing from available tattoo symbols, like lion, geisha, devil, oni mask. etc.

Some example:

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Posted 6/17/16
So Japanese tattoo are very very cool, but not everyone will want to do yourself a large tattoo. e.g. you can take funny small tattoo like this

More ideas for this type of tattoo you can find here http://thewildtattoo.com/funniest-japanese-frog-tattoos/
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