These traditional Japanese tattoo motifs each have several meanings. For example the basic meaning of Koi (carp) is prosperity – bit depending on the position and combination of the motifs the meaning changes. Irezumi (刺青 - or “tattoo” in Japanese) has existed since the Edo era around 400 years ago.
There are additional Japanese words similar to Irezumi such as Horimono, Shisei, Monmon and Gaman - however Irezumi is most commonly used. The literal translation of Irezumi is 刺 poke 青 blue. Traditional Japanese Sumi ink turns a beautiful blue-black color after the ink enters the skin.
Dimensions: 1000 x 48.7 cm, 4.87 m²
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