The Japanese tattoo art is not really a new phenomenon neither it is a fad. It has already been practiced since the early years. Even the most traditional kinds of Japanese tattoos are still adapted until today. That is not a surprising thing at all! Even the western countries like Europe and America are adapting these styles of tattoos to decorate their body. Others consider the Japanese tattoo art as their way to express a message to someone or a group of people. For a thousand years that passed, Japanese follow various styles of tattoo. There were tattoos used to identify a Japanese prisoner. Some are permanent designs. There are also other arts which are likened by the gangers and prostitutes. Among the people who belong to the working class, the group of laborers and artisans practiced tattooing art before.
Kanji Writing System in a Japanese Tattoo
Kanji is a writing system used in the country of Japan. Since this writing system is the most complicated among other writing systems, it is most often used in the Japanese tattoo art. It does not necessarily present an alphabet but this writing system is known to be borrowed from the Chinese people. The characters are rather small and self-contained. Basically, the use of Kanji in tattoo fonts looks appealing to some Japanese and other people because of its uniqueness. Let us say that you consider putting pictorial images in your tattoo. In that case, you can consider the Egyptian hieroglyphs. There are American and Japanese versions of which so do not be confused when deciding for the art to put in your body.