Japanese tattoos in history
Around the 10,000 BC, in Japan, tattoos were made for spiritual and decorative purposes.
At least is thought to extend back to at least the Jōmon or paleolithic period.
Some scholars have suggested that the distinctive cord-marked
patterns observed on the faces and bodies of figures dated to that period represent tattoos,
but this claim is by no means unanimously accepted. There are similarities, however,
between such markings and the tattoo traditions observed in other contemporaneous cultures.
In the following Yayoi period (c. 300 BC–300 AD). Starting in the Kofun period (300–600 AD), tattoos began to assume negative connotations.
The word Tebori derives from the Union cause Terms Japanese What mean “hand” (TE)
and “affect” (Hori or Horu) and consists in the realization of hand tattoos. Through the use of a bamboo stick with the ends of the steel or titanium needles (then sterilized)
arranged in more or less thin files depending on the need.
Compared to tattoos with coffee (kikaibori in Japanese) tattoos made with i tebori technique have the advantage of being able to create subtle shades of color,
although much longer require, they are very difficult to achieve with a machine.
If you are so concerned to ensure a traditional tattoo tebori,
you have to know that there are terms with which the artist calls the various elements or design of the tradition, including:
• Bokashi is a black hue gradient that is often used for decorative clouds or contrails.
• Kakushi-bori: term used to describe the drawings in hidden areas of the body.
It also refers to words or numbers hidden among the petals of flowers
• Kebori: is the word that is used for very fine lines.
• Keshow-bori: secondary images in support of the main design
• Nijuw-bori:when an artist has a tattoo of a character tebori tradition that in turn is tattooed.
• Nuki-bori: a main design without secondary drawings (Keshow-bori)
• Suji-bori: it is the outline, namely the edges or contours of the drawin
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