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Sara@JKI
11-13-2012, 04:29 PM
http://imgcc.naver.jp/kaze/mission/USER/3/6/3216/5399/551b686f630c7ba1cb70744a54ddf268.jpg

... With a modern technology, we can erase tatoo with laser, but back in Edo (around 2003-1867) Japan, not so much... I wonder what happened if it turned out to be an wrong persecution. scary.

mainaman
11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
what do the different ones mean?

Zwiefel
11-13-2012, 06:00 PM
it's a work of fiction, but the tattoos reminded me of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlett_Letter

Sara@JKI
11-13-2012, 06:07 PM
It explains the different types of tatoo used for various crimes. There were also regional differences. For instance, the second from right is for fighting, and one right from it is thievery. One on the left shows three progression.. first offense will be just "一", then second time one more line will be added, and then finally for the third offence one more line is added to complete the irezumi that says "犬" (dog)... i think it's hilarious.

rshu
11-13-2012, 06:09 PM
thanks for the translation...very interesting!

Sara@JKI
11-13-2012, 06:13 PM
I think it's funny that all the faces look pretty miserable and little evil

Lefty
11-14-2012, 06:09 AM
The top right one kinda suits the guy. I bet he got his in Vegas.

Benuser
11-14-2012, 08:55 AM
Do you really think you may read one's merits or crimes from one' face? That is exactly where these signs were for. Cf. the mark upon Kain.

Korin_Mari
11-14-2012, 12:07 PM
LOL Thats hilarious and would really suck to have "Dog" written on your forehead.

Sara@JKI
11-14-2012, 01:10 PM
i know.... the best deterrent (warning?) ever. I wonder if someone with "dog" on his/her forehead was literally treated as a real dog :( that must suck, yes.

Eamon Burke
11-14-2012, 04:53 PM
They'd rub your belly and let you pee on trees? That's not so bad.

Sara@JKI
11-14-2012, 05:03 PM
ew :cheffry:

Zwiefel
11-14-2012, 05:06 PM
They'd rub your belly and let you pee on trees? That's not so bad. that got an audible chuckle...nice.

Korin_Mari
11-16-2012, 07:43 PM
I know what I'm going to do to the knife sharpening apprentice if he ever falls asleep in my presence... hehehehe. ::gets sharpie::

Sara@JKI
11-16-2012, 09:33 PM
great idea. in fact I'll start doing so also.... maybe with a real japanese brush and ink (it seems a little more messier and troubling that way)

Benuser
11-16-2012, 10:45 PM
I know what I'm going to do to the knife sharpening apprentice if he ever falls asleep in my presence... hehehehe. ::gets sharpie::
What is exactly the offense that requires such a punishment? To fall asleep, or to sleep in your presence?

Korin_Mari
11-16-2012, 11:34 PM
What is exactly the offense that requires such a punishment? To fall asleep, or to sleep in your presence?

He used to be a bully when we were younger... Now that we're older, its the other way around. :D

brainsausage
11-17-2012, 12:20 AM
He used to be a bully when we were younger... Now that we're older, its the other way around. :D

:D

sachem allison
11-17-2012, 12:49 AM
He used to be a bully when we were younger... Now that we're older, its the other way around. :D

I remember, you when you were younger in the store and it seemed to me, then that you weren't an angel when it came to Vincent. you little trouble maker.

Benuser
11-17-2012, 12:59 AM
This Vincent must be a very nice guy in fact...

Korin_Mari
11-18-2012, 02:36 PM
This Vincent must be a very nice guy in fact...

Vincent is a super nice guy. One of the nicest I know, but him and another coworker are like my brothers since we were raised together. What a terrible sister I would be if I didn't poke fun or pull pranks on them every now and then to remind them of my love. ::snickers:: :D