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Participated for 2 days, carrying the chokai mikoshi and miya mikoshi. A lot of fun but now my whole body is sore.

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"What attractive tattoos!" said no one.

-6 ( +16 / -22 )

Its a yak fest. Do these people think what they will look like when they are 80 years old?

-11 ( +12 / -23 )

Love those. Japanese irezumi work as a subset of tattooing is amazing. I'm intending to get a major piece of work done on my next major birthday. They are very attractive tattoos.

1 ( +16 / -15 )

Why would she cover the art with black cloth ?

10 ( +15 / -5 )

"Its a yak fest"

Wow, it sure is. I've been to a lot of danjiri matsuri in my day but never seen anything like that. Skeevy. Don't see the appeal of hanging out with the underground.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The guy’s tattoo on the back with the Japanese demon is amazing and very week done.

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Tattoos may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Yakuza have some of the best looking ink around.

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Do these people think what they will look like when they are 80 years old?

At 80 years old, I think one’s beach bod would be the least of worries.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Why would she cover the art with black cloth ?

So she won't get arrested?

The one on the far left though.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The pillars of society???????

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I wouldn't want to be accosted by any of them on a dark night - and that includes the one in the bikini.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Noticeable with eye contact is the hardened vexed countenance, lifes dark inevitable burdens. The tattoos just exasperate the photo melancholia.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Beautiful art, but I'll be appreciating it from a distance...

3 ( +5 / -2 )

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Likewise, I do not appreciate this form of art, but am happy that they are able to express themselves as they see fit.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

I was asked some time ago why I didn't have any tattoos and I said that I wouldn't put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari...

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Do I see any missing fingers??

Just a thought!

3 ( +5 / -2 )

tattoos are very beautiful. I especially LOVE them on asian women. Don't have one myself, but I do love them.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Beautiful artwork for a canvas of the body. Narrow mindedness and prejudice dating back centuries, it’s 2019. Not everyone with a tattoo is in organized crime and most certainly foreigners from outside a small island in the Pacific Ocean are not. In yet, still easily and over offended people are very unprogressive. From the Olympics to the rugby tournament, it’s time change.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Why would anyone choose to mess themselves up like that? They look --- ugly.

Skin graffiti, on sagging walls.

Whatever floats yer boat, I suppose.

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@Dango bong

Its a yak fest. Do these people think what they will look like when they are 80 years old?

80 years old? The last tattoo?

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well to be honest tattoo is an art and when it comes to Japanese one it doesn't matter if he is a yakuza or not still its looks beautiful and astonishing, and like i always say every person have his own taste what he like and what he dislike.

so for me seeing those tattoos make me really amazed on how they were able to just do such a piece of art on almost all their bodies it is really something i love to see and will always think of it as a master piece.

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Body decoration has existed since the beginning of time. Only in Japan is it a problem.

The government tattooed criminals leaving prison with a number across their forehead so everyone would know. They were refused back into society and unable to work once again turned to crime and the start of the Yakuza.

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They may be yakuza, but I think that they look amazing, particularly on women. Without doubt, they are works of art.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Irezumi is actually very beautiful. You don't have to like tattoos, that's fine. It's association with the yakuza is regrettable but if you actually can appreciate the artwork of a tattoo then most of these are incredible. Look at the guy on the right, the red flowers are so vivid and it's almost like you can see the movement in the tattoo. Amazing artist, whoever did that.

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I have better things to do with my time and money , + 1 Cleo

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lovely!

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Irezumi is a legitimate Japanese art form, like it or not.

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tattoos are very beautiful. I especially LOVE them on asian women. Don't have one myself, but I do love them.

WHY!? Japanese women have some of the clearest most beautiful skin of any race , very few freckles, moles or blemishes, my Japanese wife is in her 40s and her skin would embarrass many western women in their 20s. Why would you want to put stickers on that natural beauty.? like another poster stated , its like putting a wrap on a Ferrari , but it won't peel off later.

I look at tatts as a way for ordinary people to try and stand out or look intimidating, in almost all cases it fails.

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Irezumi is a legitimate Japanese art form, like it or not.

The key word being Japanese. There's nothing more cringeworthy than seeing a westerner getting these sorts of asian motif tattoos. I won't even go into the numerous studies showing that people with tattoos have lower average IQs.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Hate tats! I prefer the natural look of the human body, now there are some tats that look cool on people, it’s a case by case thing, but inking yourself up and down and the legs and neck. Sorry, I find it disgusting, but each to his own, if people like it on themselves, good for them. But to me, they’re a big turn off.

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Few years ago in Salou, Spain, heavily ta'ooed Bri'ish couple walked by with their sone, about 12 years old, where we were sitting. Behind us was a ta'oo shop. The boy pointed at it saying, "Ta'oo, ta'oo..." Just like that, ta'oo. Hehehehheeeee, loved it! I always call them ta'oo now. Ta'oo ta'oo...

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Who cares what anyone wants to do with/to their own body? We would have never known they had tattoos if they were clothed. Since it was their own decision, I'm sure they're willing to live with the consequences.

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Members of the Yakuza exhibit some of the best Ink art in the world. The colors remain super brilliant for the life of the individual and surpass not only that of the Chinese but the rest of those done worldwide and like the “tagging” the gangs of the world seem to tell a story of their own. While in Active duty in the Navy I traveled just about everywhere in Asia & several other countries in the Western hemisphere & had the opportunity to see many pieces of Ink art & only one ever ever entice me to consider getting a TAT & that was of a 10 yr old Japanese Geisha who’s Kimono still exhibit Beautiful radiant colors, this tat was done using bamboo tattoo needles — so I was told. I’ll always “remember” it as the only Ink that could have ever enticed me to get a Tattoo.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Used to like tattoos but not anymore. Guess i'm a good grown up man now.

Still, need to get rid of my few tattoo though but so expensive.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

WHY!?

Because I look at Tattoos as being works of art. And for me, they accentuate a woman's beauty.

Japanese women have some of the clearest most beautiful skin of any race , very few freckles, moles or blemishes, my Japanese wife is in her 40s and her skin would embarrass many western women in their 20s.

I agree.

Why would you want to put stickers on that natural beauty.? like another poster stated , its like putting a wrap on a Ferrari , but it won't peel off later.

I don't see it that way. I see it as a beautiful painting on an even more beautiful canvas.

I look at tatts as a way for ordinary people to try and stand out or look intimidating, in almost all cases it fails.

I don't see it that way. I see it as an art form and a form of expression.

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Who cares what anyone wants to do with/to their own body?

Close minded people who feel that they have the right in the Age of Outrage.

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I don't see it that way. I see it as a beautiful painting on an even more beautiful canvas.

glad the vast majority of women dont see it that way and prefer to keep their skin the way nature intended it to be.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

When I was stationed at a Navy base in California, I had a roommate who was covered entirely body-wise except for his head, hands, feet and private zone. The Filipinos in our unit told me that he was a 'mean dude - don't get on his bad side' but he was a real cool dude. He just liked to be inked up and decorated. He had dragons, samurai faces, pagodas, tigers, everything. He got his tats in the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, NZ and the USA. It cost him about $6000 US total.

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$6000 US total.

Only 6000? I'm probably only half as inked as that and spent about the same...

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I should note, its really pricey here in Japan...My last tattoo that only covered a portion of my right leg (full color) cost my about ¥50,000. It does look good though...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

she looks hot.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I admire the beauty of those art, the amount of time and money spent and the pain they'd undergone.

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I won't even go into the numerous studies showing that people with tattoos have lower average IQs.

How strange.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2011/nov/27/science-ink-tattoo-design-pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/nov/27/science-ink-tattoo-design-zimmer

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