Japanese Tattoos: Meanings, Shapes and Motifs


Uncover the captivating world of Japanese tattoos with this comprehensive guide to meanings, shapes, and motifs. Explore the rich history of irezumi and discover the hidden meanings behind the most significant motifs, from mythical creatures and animals, to Buddhist deities and historical characters. With stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this book will provide you with a deeper understanding of this fascinating form of artistic expression.

From the origin and meaning of each visual representation to a brief history of Japanese tattoo art, this book will take you on a journey through the intricate world of irezumi. With original designs by the author, a gallery of stunning images, and a glossary, this book is the perfect reference for anyone interested in this fascinating form of self-expression.