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Irezumi


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Irezumi
   is the Japanese practice/technique of   
Tattooing
"Inserting Ink" The Horishi (tattoo artist) produces the work by hand, using bamboo handles with metal needles joined by silk threads. This tattoo method uses special inks, is labour intensive, time consuming and requires a highly skilled practitioner. Very few horishi work with this technique. common motifs include dragons, Koi, tigers and flowers.






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