How the Yakuza Made Tattoo Culture Illegal in Japan | Under the Ink
Tattooing overall in Japan is taboo. The government itself deems that one must be a licensed health professional to tattoo, but the government isn't issuing licenses to tattoo, leaving the profession in a legal grey zone.
In the first episode of Under the Ink, we follow Horimasa Tosui, who tattoos in secret in order to practice his work.
See some of Horimasa's work on his Instagram:
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How the Yakuza Changed Tattoo Culture in Japan | Under the Ink