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  Irezumi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Until the Edo period (1600-1868CE) the role of tattoos in Japanese society fluctuated.
It is known for certain that irezumi became associated with firemen, dashing figures of bravery and roguish sex-appeal who wore them as a form of spiritual protection (and, no doubt, for their beauty as well).
After an initial consultation during which the client will discuss with the tattooist the designs he (again, clients are most frequently male; though women do wear traditional irezumi, they are most often the wives or girlfriends of tattoo artists) is interested in, and work begins with the tatooing of the outline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irezumi   (1365 words)

 Eternal Images - Irezumi - Japanese Tattooing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Japanese word irezumi (入れ墨, 入墨, 文身, 剳青, 黥 or 刺青) refers to the insertion of ink under the skin to leave a permanent, usually decorative mark, in other words, tattooing.
It is generally agreed, however, that the Ainu tattoo tradition is unrelated to the development of irezumi.
Traditional irezumi is still done by specialist tattooists, but it is painful, time-consuming and expensive: a typical traditional body suit (covering the arms, back, upper legs and chest, but leaving an untattooed space down the center of the body) can take 1-5 years of once-per-week visits to complete and cost more than US$30,000.
www.eternalimages.co.uk /japanese.html   (1282 words)

 The Ambassadors - FEATURES - Vol.7,Issue 1 (January 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Irezumi’s association with the fringe society continued nonetheless, and mainstream social attitude towards the art has not improved even to this day.
(The Japanese police have often used irezumi as a means of identifying corpses of mafia killed in an encounter.) The markings also symbolize the irreversibility of an individual’s decision to enter the violent world of yakuza.
While westerners look to Japanese irezumi as the pinnacle of the tattoo art, it is still something to be ashamed of in the island country.
www.ambassadors.net /archives/issue15/features3.htm   (1474 words)

Since irezumi of the geishin cover-up and the irebokuro were associated with the criminal community and the under class anyway, prohibition was often ineffective and in the periods between prohibition, the art flourished.
I interviewed and spoke to a variety of people with tatu and irezumi in an attempt to discover if their motivations were similar, whether they had intended to exclude themselves from mainstream society and whether they felt that their tatu or irezumi had a purpose.
Since irezumi is a very traditional form of expression in Japan, there are those who get irezumi for nationalistic reasons and I have met both yakuza and non-yakuza who felt that in receiving irezumi rather than tattoo they were making a commitment to the traditions of Japan.
www.nootrope.net /koi/tattooing_in_japan.html   (11807 words)

 Japanese Body Tattoo
Irezumi is the word for the traditional visible tattoo that covers large parts of the body like the back.
Although some younger people may consider tattooing as trendy, the majority of the Japanese population still considers it as something connected to the underworld of mafia gangsters or a bad low class habit at the best.
Younger people who consider tattoos as iki - a minority among Japanese youth - tend to use partial tattoos in Western style on their upper arms, where it is not directly visible.
www.bindiindian.com /japanesebodytattoo.html   (678 words)

 About The Japanese Tattoo | Abbeville Press
The images of dragons, jagged lightning flashes, fish scales, and the ripplings of the moving body that a photograph cannot capture, increase the effect of a defensive barrier.
Jung, with his emphasis on the archetypal, would have found the irezumi marvelous subjects; Freud would have traced the sadism of the tattooist, the masochism of the tattooed, to the Oedipus complex.
Both fetishism and irezumi are largely the preserve of men; but also of magical and creative power: for love can be strengthened by the conjunction of a symbol.
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 Tattoo Styles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Irezumi is the Japanese art of tattooing using traditional bamboo and steel needles, and occasionally an electric tattoo machine.
Irezumi usually covers large portions of the body, mainly the back, arms, buttocks, and legs.
Irezumi is a very dangerous style of tattooing.
www.msu.edu /~gunners2/UBT_WEB/styles.htm   (313 words)

 Irezumi, the Japanese tattoo | Miscellaneous | New Ethnic Tattoo
The Japanese are sure that the mythical governor of Japan Jimmu (660-585 BC) had beautiful tattoos and they were the topic of poems made by the queen Senoyatatara.
Japanese tattoos can be divided into two classes: irezumi and gaman.
Irezumi has been generally used on wrongdoers, meaning "to put ink into the skin".
www.ta2.ru /eng/misc/150.htm   (1069 words)

 Japanese Tattoos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
That is actually the sound of the needles repeatedly breaking the man's skin, a sound you can't hear in Western tattooing due to the use of fewer needles and the overriding noise of the electric machine.
Japanese "irezumi" tattoos are often associated with laborers (primarily fire fighters and carpenters) and yakuza members, who stereotypically also lack the tips of one or two digits on their hands (to signify a failed order and to show loyalty--see the movie, _Black Rain_ with
Irezumi is the Japanese word that refers to insertion of ink under the skin that leaves a permanenent mark.
www.squidoo.com /japanesetattoos   (1966 words)

 Irezumi - Halvsie.com
irezumi on the women are beautiful, but god, to never be able to see your own body under the ink
In fact, japanese irezumi is recognized as a high art of tatoo practice in the world (as I understand).
Irezumi in Japan is strongly associated with yakuza, and yakuza plays a
www.halvsie.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=365   (1694 words)

 TATTOO/IREZUMI/ART/'Oukoshisei' - the traditional Japanese art of Irezumi(tattoo)
There are people who don't have tattoos but who adore irezumi.
I personally believe that irezumi should be regarded as Japan's major traditional art, which Japan can proudly show to the world.
I would definitely have tattoos done in the town of Noge or Isemachi if I was born again a different person.
www.irezumi.us /eg   (189 words)

 Japanese Tattoos - The Art of Irezumi
Ironically young Japanese people are going for tattoo designs that can be completed in one sitting such as the traditional American style tattoos or tribal tattoos.
Japanese tattoos are referred to in Japanese as irezumi which literally means the insertion of ink under the skin leaving a permanent mark or tattoo.
The Ainu people, the indigenous people of Japan, are known to have used tattoos for decorative and social purposes for many thousands of years.
www.tao-of-tattoos.com /japanese-tattoos.html   (270 words)

 Pacific Overlords (West Coast Avengers foes)
Irezumi (Japanese for "tattoo") was one of the Pacific Overlords that had been mutated by Doctor Demonicus to give him the ability to manifest tattoos on his body of any opponent that he was battling.
Once the tattoos appeared on his body, Irezumi was able to redirect any force used against him back on his opponent, only double the intensity.
Afterwards, Irezumi returned to Doctor Demonicus with the captive Avengers, where Demonicus succeeded in raising the island of Demonica.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix3/pacificoverlords.htm   (5520 words)

 Irezumi - Moviefone
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Videos - shows - And Movies Irezumi (The Spirit of Tattoo) 1982: is a famous Japanese movie where the heroine gets a back piece, while the tattooist's apprentice makes love to her...
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 AnimeNfo :: View topic - Irezumi
They talked about how a Irezumi master starts out as a apprentice, and then if/and when he becomes a master himself he takes the name of his master, and just adds what ever number at the end.
People are not afraid of him as a person with irezumi on his back, but we don’t feel comfortable.
It's not hard for you but for us english speaking people its friken hard to remember all the counters that there are.
www.animenfo.com /forums/viewtopic.php?t=1276   (1675 words)

 Horimono - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horimono (彫り物, 彫物, literally carving, engraving) is a word used to describe Japanese Irezumi (Japanese Tattooing) or to describe the carving of images into a sword blade.
Tattooing for spiritual and decorative purposes in Japan is thought to extend back to at least the Jomon or paleolithic period (approximately 10000 BCE).
There are similarities, however, between such markings and the tattoo traditions observed in other contemporaneous cultures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horimono   (336 words)

 Cassel Goorin Irezumi Fedora - Over 36 brands of hats to choose from.
Cassel Goorin Irezumi Fedora - Over 36 brands of hats to choose from.
The Irezumi Fedora from Cassel Goorin is a fine example of east meets west.
The stingy brim fedora has a Japanese tsunami wave print.
www.villagehatshop.com /casel_goorin_irezumi_fedora.html   (220 words)

 Tattoo Symbols & Designs - Kanji for Irezumi Tattoo Design
More than likely, this isn't going to be a realistic tattoo design choice for most people.
The word for tattoo or tattooing in Japanese is irezumi and the kanji characters below, read from top to bottom, mean 'irezumi.' The variation in this piece of flash is that the English translation for irezumi, 'tattoo' is given in English as a pattern on the inside.
The 'irezumi' tattoo design below is courtesy of Greg James!
www.tattoosymbol.com /kanji/kanji-irezumi-bonus.html   (203 words)

 {{ IREZUMI }} :: Chennai's first professional tattoo & body piercing studio ::
{{ IREZUMI }} :: Chennai's first professional tattoo & body piercing studio ::
Irezumi is the first professional tattoo and body piercing studio in Chennai.
Irezumi combines age old Indian body art traditions and modern day tattooing together.
www.tattooschennai.com   (73 words)

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Irezumi's Xanga Site - 8/20/2006 11:34:17 PM Irezumi's Xanga Site
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Any who, as soon as you get the pics send them to me and when ever you are goign to be over in my neck of the woods, holla at me!!
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 Happy Birthday to lena99, Irezumi Kiss, idmnyc, on March 26, 2005 [Archive] - Yellowworld Forums
Happy Birthday to lena99, Irezumi Kiss, idmnyc, on March 26, 2005 [Archive] - Yellowworld Forums
Yellowworld Forums > Interests > Party Central > Happy Birthday to lena99, Irezumi Kiss, idmnyc, on March 26, 2005
View Full Version : Happy Birthday to lena99, Irezumi Kiss, idmnyc, on March 26, 2005
forums.yellowworld.org /archive/index.php/t-22839.html   (161 words)

 VH1.com : Movies : Tattoo (Irezumi) Ari : Main
VH1.com : Movies : Tattoo (Irezumi) Ari : Main
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 Japanese Tattoo (aka Horimono, Irezumi, Shisei) Books | Tattoo-Source.com
Takashi Kashiwagi "Written On Skin: Irezumi, The Art Of Japanese Tattoo"
Taro Bonten and Iizawa Tadasu "Nihon Irezumi Zufu (Tattoos In Japan)" (1)
The Japan Tattoo Institute "1000 Japanese Tattoos: Volume 1" (1)
www.tattoo-source.com /booklistings/04_japanese.html   (259 words)

 eBay Store - irezumi yakuza tattoo nepal goa india psy: hippie goa hindu mantra god, asia asien asian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tattoo T-Shirt Irezumi Yakuza Koi Irezumi Japan Manga L
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 eBay Store - t-shirts: tattoo: irezumi, japanese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
JUNK long sleeve blouse shirt small DJ retro club
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 [Customize.org] Viewing > On Blue++ Irezumi Lovers Mix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 [Customize.org] Accessories > Wallpaper > On Blue++ Irezumi Lovers Mix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Max: Not bad for a pic of a girl with a thumb seemingly up her butt..
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