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October 8th, 2009

Rie Gomita (29, Osaka)

@ the 5th International London Tattoo Convention (25-27th september 2009)

Irezumi

Until the Edo period (1600–1868 AD) the role of tattoos in Japanese society fluctuated. Tattooed marks were still used as punishment, but minor fads for decorative tattoos—some featuring designs that would be completed only when lovers’ hands were joined—also came and went. It was in the Edo period, however, that Japanese decorative tattooing began to develop into the advanced art form it is known as today.

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