An ancient tradition

Today and for the next few weeks we are going to talk about the meaning of the tattoos in the Japanese tradition. Unfortunately tattoos are still linked to an image of the Yakuza and this is the reason because  people with tattoos are not allowed to enter in many publics places.

Let’s begin with the dragon, which has very a bad reputation in the European culture because of the Scandinavian mythology, but in the Japanese one they are thousand- years old animals and they symbolize wisdom.

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An elegant ex-skater tattooed

Today is James Quaintance, Jimmy Q in art, one of the most wanted model also because he represents a modern James Dean. With his punk-rock style, his body extremely tattooed he’s very extravagant but also very elegant when the situation requires it.

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