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The History and Symbolism of Japanese Hannya Tattoos

Japanese themed tattoos have captured the imaginations of many all over the world. From the unattainable quality and beauty of geishas, to cherry blossoms and mythical creatures, irezumi (meaning “inserting ink” and references the distinctive features of traditional Japanese tattoos) encompasses many things. One significant aspect of irezumi is mask tattoos, traditionally used in Japanese …

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