Whether you’re into tattoos or not, there is no way you can deny the skillful art and beauty of Japanese tattoos.
Continuing since about the 3rd century, tattooing in Japan is a tradition that has been developed over a long period of history. Popular themes include: carps, tigers, mythical animals such as dragons and phoenixes, flowers such as Japanese cherry and chrysanthemum, and the Buddhist motifs like Amitabha Tathagata, bodhisattva and Siddham script (bonji).
In Japan, the choice to adorn your body with ink is not without stigma. For example, you’re not allowed to enter a public bath (onsen) in Japan if you have tattoos.