Irezumi is a traditional Japanese style of tattooing that is created using large scale motifs based on Japanese mythology and scenes from nature. Irezumi is known for its dark and vast backgrounds based on water, wind and clouds that encompasses the entire area around the main motif and fills the body part being tattooed, including the whole body except hands, feet, head, face and neck in the case of a proper traditional bodysuit.
Japanese tattoo(Irezumi)- one of the most popular style in modern tattooing. Being looking quite illustrative, it’s traditionally deeply symbolical. Every element of Japanese tattoo design has it’s particular meaning and purpose. In order to understand the design meaning, it is essential to understand the history and background of Japanese culture itself. Here is some interesting article regarding Irezumi Symbology
Technically yes, and this is called ‘one point tattoo’. In our studio we specialize in Gakubori – framed tattoo and do ONLY large scaled tattoos which take entire body part and naturally framed by that part of the body.