A Traditional tattoo is designed manually by a particular symbol or letter to reflects ones cultural or religious beliefs,These tattoos can either be temporary such as stickers or it involves a process used to create these tattoos is named as screen printing that presses the tattoo on paper. Whereas the permanent tattoo is a design made by different dyes or pigments, using needles. Puncturing the dermis, using different pigments and ink by injecting it by hand.
Now let’s have a brief look over traditional Japanese tattoos, also known as Irezumi. It is a way of tattooing, which is done by hand from the experts.IREZUMI generally means “Inserting Ink,” and after gaining great popularity in this field, it started to get written using different symbols.
IREZUMI is an art done by using wooden handles and metal needles having silk threads? It has special ink known as Nara or ZUMI. This form of tattooing is harder to learn and requires significant efforts to acquire it.This process is more time consuming and painful at the same time, done by a minimal number of experts, with the help of apprentices working with them for an extended period of time.
At the beginning of the Meiji Period, Japan outlawed the tattoo culture because IREZUMI was taking the criminal side, and criminal gangs were using it as a sign for their violence, but soon after, it got legalized.
GETTING A TATTOO
As we briefly discussed, what tattoo is? Here comes the process of tattooing how it is engraved in the skin using dyes and inks?A tattoo is designed by a professional tattoo artist who uses dyes and usually black ink that is penetrated in deep skin known as the dermis, which is a layer underlying the epidermis.
Afterward, when the injected pigment is dispersed, it activates the immune system to engulf the pigment particles as they are foreign bodies to immune cells after that healing takes place, and the damaged dermis is healed by collagen growth.This mends the epidermis where pigment remains trapped ultimately below the skin resulting in a design which we name as a tattoo.
We are about to discuss history of tattoing, how tattooing was practiced before there and how people love to crave designs over rocks and papers to show their creativity and value toward arts, once a body was found with many tattoos in the Alps dated 3250 BC, so it shows that tattoo designing was widely practiced using pioneering technologies in Taiwan and the South of China.
India also has a great history of body modifications and tattooing from hundreds of years. They also used to engrave different designs on maze rocks, and they used to design cultural symbols on an individual body. Europe also has a great history of tattoo arts. In 1565 an Inuit woman was found with facial tattoos, which they placed in Netherland afterward. We all know the ancient history reads that tattoo artist was in high demand in port cities due to the sailor who used to get a tattoo as their sign-in Europe and America.
A German opened the first professional tattoo shop in New York in 1858. Then this practice goes on, and by 1980, there were 5000 self-claimed tattoo artists as it gets high in demand skin mural trade, and it went so on and so forth.Generally the old school tattooing was practiced by hand needles or manually but as it went on it all got automated and mechanized.
TYPES OF TATTOOS
Some well-known examples of Japanese tattoos are listed below.
- IREZUMI TATTOO
- CULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TATTOO
- ONI MASK TATTOO
- MANDALA AND LETTERING TATTOOS
- DRAGON AND PHOENIX TATTOOS
- HEALTH RISKS.
Getting tattooed is good but it has an adverse effects for people with skin or liver problem, also have few drawbacks regarding our health because it is concerned with the breaking of skin barriers, the tattoo can cause serious health risks regarding a person’s skin tone and sometimes even cause allergic.Getting tattooed by a newbie might result in severe infection due to the use of unsterilized equipment or using the contaminated ink or dye, causing skin or allergic infections.
Using a particular color ink may also cause severe problems due to skin and flesh damage resulting in the amputation of a leg or an arm. After getting a tattoo, you need to look it after for few weeks. Applying healthy soaps and cover ups can help you to heal your tattoo much quicker.Use of antimicrobial soap will be beneficial, applying the layer of antibacterial ointments and washing the tattoo several times with soap and pat dry gently.
You can also use cover-ups, which are germproof layer for the protection of your new tattoo. It helps to protect our tattoo from contamination and also protect our clothes and surrounding from excess blood and fluids that are normal byproducts of healing a tattoo.
SUMMARY OF ABOVE PASSAGE.
So let’s summarize all our discussion in a sort packet, we have briefly discussed history of tattooing and different health risks and curative methods.Sometimes we get tattooed, and after a couple of time, we want to cover up the tattoo and get a new one instead, it can be handy while consulting it with your tattoo artist.
In this modern era, tattoos gained significant importance among the youth of Japan due to western influence; unlike IREZUMI, now modern tattooing is changed a bit.Before the modern era, the tattoo design decision is made by the artist, but now a day’s customer brings the design of his choice, and even tattoo artists have learned multiple models giving the customer the eligibility to select their favorite from the broad category of designs.