The thing about Japanese Tattoos is they are both clandestine and open and this is precisely what makes them so fascinating. With the backing of their rich culture, history and allusions to meanings behind images, Japanese Tattooing was all about hand made stuff. Machines came in very late to the Japanese Tattoo scene.
In the west Tattoos have grown as a ever growing collection of designs, but in Japan the tattoos are on a big scale, based on the entire arm or leg or even as total body tattoos starting from the neck to the feet. Here we will tell you the important factors about Japanese tattoos designs and what they mean. So when you get one you know what it means.
Japanese tattoo designs have to be fascinating and irresistible for most people who are into body art; after all who can resist the dragon motif or the colorful Koi or the Kanji design? Japanese are very skilful and subtle in their rendering of body designs and their designs even depict shades and shadows. You may not see such nuances in western tattoos. Tattoos in Japan can be traced to the Jomon period.
The word Jomon literally means the design of the rope. And many pots with designs of this sort were found from this time. According to some scholars think that these dogus have marks on face and body that look like tattoos