In modern Japan, tattoos often have a bad connotation... But in the past, people used to get them as "amulets". Injecting ink under one's skin is a painful process which results are very difficult to erase - but tattoos with a deep meaning or conveying a huge wish will remind you of that wish every time you look at them. Sometimes, you can also receive someone's strong feelings and resolution just by looking at their ink.
Today we feature a number of tattoo-themed illustrations. Enjoy!