How Does a Tattoo Actually Work
A mainstay of the tattoo community and culture, Japanese tattoos are incredibly influential and illustrate a bevy of beautiful, terrifying, and downright mystifying creatures. Since there are so many characters within Japanese mythology and iconography, we figured we’d give you a list of the 50 top Japanese tattoo design motifs out there. Of course, there are literally thousands more but we hope this will be a primer for those of you are who interested in knowing more about the origins, characteristics, and meaning behind some of your favorite tattoo art.
If you’re less into reading and more into experiencing, then perhaps a Japanese monster movie night is the perfect thing. There are so many films out there but our favorites happen to be Kwaidan, Hausu, Kuroneko, Spirited Away, and A Letter to Momo.
We hope this collection has inspired you and that you’ll think about adding one of these unique creatures to your own Japanese tattoo collection.