Museum hosts exhibit of Japanese tattoos

Custom_Japanese_backpiece_tattoo_by_Greg_JamesIn Little Tokyo, a hub for American-Japanese culture, the Japanese American National Museum has opened an exhibit featuring the historical role of tattoos in Japanese society. The exhibit features live models and details on the well-known Yakuza tattoo culture, according to an article in the Huffington Post. 

“As tattoos become more mainstream and acceptable in modern society, so does the importance to understand the rich tradition, training, craftsmanship, discipline, scholarship, and trajectory of the art form, specifically, when common tattooers render absurd imagery without any concern for meaning or symbolism,” Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre writes.

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