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Old 28-12-2014, 07:10 PM   #46
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Irezumi (入れ墨, 入墨, 紋身, 刺花, 剳青, 黥 or 刺青) is a form of tattooing.. The Japanese word refers to the insertion of ink under the skin to leave a permanent, usually decorative mark..The Ainu people, an indigenous people of Japan, are known to have used tattoos for decorative and social purposes.. There is no known relation to the development of irezumi.. The process of irezumi was very painful for the tattooist as well as the "victim" as the tattooist had to endure much screaming in pain..The prospective tattooee must first find a traditional tattoo artist.. This in itself can be a daunting task (though it has been made easier by advent of the Internet) because such artists are often surprisingly secretive, and introductions are frequently made by word of mouth only...A traditional tattoo artist trains for many years under a master.. He (for they are nearly exclusively male) will sometimes live in the master's house.. He may spend years cleaning the studio, observing, practicing on his own flesh, making the needles and other tools required, mixing inks, and painstakingly copying designs from the master's book before he is allowed to tattoo clients.. He must master all the intricate skills—unique styles of shading, the techniques used for tattooing by hand—required to create the tattoos his clients will request. He will usually be given a tattoo name by his master, most often incorporating the word "hori" (to engrave) and a syllable derived from the master's own name or some other significant word.. In some cases, the apprentice will take the master's name, and will become The Second or Third (and so on)... you should think less of yourself and more of your group, try to work like in Japanese..I grew up with your soldiers; you were wise then...
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