In Japan, Tattoos Are Not Just For Yakuza Anymore

By Nathalie-Kyoko and Jake Adelstein (Original story appears on the Japanese Subculture Research Center's (JSRC) website.) Tattoos are as Japanese as sushi, samurai and yakuza but in recent years with the crackdown on organized crime (the yakuza), tattoos have become increasingly socially unacceptable while many younger Japanese and people living abroad

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Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode V (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-Oar78Os0&w=590&h=415] In the final part of Thom deVita's Tattoo Age series we have to cover a lot of ground. So please sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] 15335