Japanese Gangster: 19 Photos of Yakuza With Their Full Body Suit Tattoos

During the Edo period (1603 to 1868), criminals in Japan were tattooed by authorities in a practice known as bokkei, making it hard for them to reenter society and find work. This is a primary reason why the tattoo culture of the Yakuza evolved in protest to this branding. The meaning of Yakuza tattoos are … Read more