Japanese Tattoo Designs

Designs relating to the great island and cultures of Japan. There are many designs that cross over and are argued about between different Asian cultures but the designs in this collection are specific to the Japanese culture for one reason or another. If there is a Rising Sun (a red circle with expanding lines coming from it) or Mt Fuji it ties directly to Japan. These are obviously not the only criteria, but they are some indicators that can help with some designs. Samurai and Geisha are also tied directly to the Japanese culture.

Though tattooing was banned for a long time in Japan it was legalized in the mid 1900's. There is still a stigma in many parts of Japan against tattoos, being that they are commonly associated with the Yakuza.

Please view our current collection of drawings below.