Japan has a long history regarding Irezumi – aka Tattoos
thought to extend back to at least the Jōmon or paleolithic period (approximately 10,000 BC)
The Ainu people, an indigenous people of Japan, are known to have used tattoos for decorative and social purposes.
Photo Credit : Lars Krutak – Tattoo anthropologist
Since 2003, he has been studying the socioeconomic impacts of tourism on indigenous Rarámuri ( Tarahumara ) …