The tattoo culture is prevalent in many countries and each of them has its own history and tradition. The images and symbolism associated with images are the points that make a tattoo acquire a national identity. The land of the rising sun, i.e. Japan is well-known for its tattoo art. The koi fish and cherry blossom flowers have already acquired a distinct popularity in the world. There is one another aspect of the Japanese tattoos that is notorious and people are curious to know about it. It is the Yakuza tattoo. The yakuza refers to a criminal or the organized crime syndicate operating in Japan for more than hundred years.
The yakuza tattoo is worn by members of the gang as a mark of identity that shows their allegiance to a particular group. The origin of the tattoos can be traced back to the practice of branding the criminals with tattoo marks as punishment. In all probability, the yakuza tattoos have been influenced by the aforementioned act. The mysterious tattoos, worn by the gang members, have numerous symbols representing the Japanese culture. Here we give you a low down on the tattoos through these 35 images. Take a look.
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