from what we can best gather, horimono is a polite japanese term used to describe the full body tattoos generally adorned by members of the yakuza. in past japanese culture, criminals were branded with tattoos to indicate their crimes (usually with a hoop around their arm) and as these people were shunned they stuck together. now the traditional horimono tattoos are a sign an indication that the yakazu are tough enough to withstand the pain and are worn proudly as symbols of status and dedication, Yakuza tattoos have evolved into magnificent, multicolored full-body masterpieces.

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One Response to horimono

  1. justin. says:

    strong bum.

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