Old School Japanese Irezumi Tattoo in Ukiyoe Hanga, Woodblocks

Irezumi & Ukiyoe ( 刺青と浮世絵 ) 
Original Color Ukiyoe Irezumi Hanga


Irezumi refers to traditional Japanese tattooing, using Tebori. Tebori is the technique of tattooing by hand. Two to ten needles are attached to a stick and used to insert the ink under the skin. There are only a few people with the ability to create this art.

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