Recommend cool places to get a TATTOO?

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Kiwi_Toast, May 14, 2007.

  1. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    Hey again (sorry for yet, another thread)


    I have designed my 1st tattoo, and it came out beautiful!
    Getting tattoo's has become a new hobby of mine, you could say.
    While there are many, very talented Tattoo Artists here...
    I have heard that Tattoo Parlors in Japan do really nice work, also.
    So, for my next (3rd) tattoo, I would like to get it in Japan.

    And place you recommend?


    Thanks, again!
    -Haruta Keri
     
  2. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Good work, but I believe you have to be 20 (coming of age) to get a tattoo in Japan.
     
  3. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    Ouch..
    Well, thats alright, I can wait a few months.

    Thanks for the reply
    I didn't know you had to be 20
     
  4. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Yeah, I think so. You can't drink or smoke until you're 20 in Japan, so I assume tattoos will definately be 20 or above as they're seen as pretty negative things in Japan (associated with the Yakuza etc).
     
  5. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    Ouch.. harsh. :)
     
  6. Musikero

    Musikero Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Yeah, expect people to stare when you're in an onsen...
    My fiance and I had a petty quarrel over this once.
     
  7. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    Hahaha lol.
    What happened?
    That seems pretty craazzy.

    But, Why would they stare?
    If I stare back,
    do you think it'd turn into a staring competition?
     
  8. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Usually, if you have visible tattos and you try and enter onsen, swimming pools or public baths, you will be refused.
     
  9. Musikero

    Musikero Supporters HipForums Supporter

     
  10. Kiwi_Toast

    Kiwi_Toast Member

    Ooo, I see.

    That's kinda not fair in my opinion...
    Maybe I should hide it with a towel or something.
    Cus I have yet to go to an onsen.
     
  11. Musikero

    Musikero Supporters HipForums Supporter

    I don't think it's an absolute rule though, because my brother has more tattoos than I have and he wasn't refused when we went to a public bath (at that time I hadn't gotten my tattoo). Maybe it has something to do with the particular design of a tattoo? fountains_of_nay, would you have any idea what kind of tattoos a yakuza member might have?
     
  12. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Usually dragons, I believe.
     
  13. Musikero

    Musikero Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Well, I guess there's hope for me. I got a Tarot card...
     
  14. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Aye, I also think the problem is that not many people in Japan (even youngsters) have tattoos.
     
  15. Musikero

    Musikero Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Yeah, well judging from the clothes and make up they wear the young people of japan don't need tattoos:)
     

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