Because it's a traditional art and not a sign of teenage rebellion, the attitudes surrounding these types of tattoos are more serious and personally reflective. Tebori tattoos also tend to be "bodysuit" style, so people who get them have usually worked with a tebori master or commissioned a design for their ink. Working with a tattoo master allows you to have a piece of art permanently engraved on your body, and indeed, tebori loosely translates to "hand carving." The wearer of the piece literally becomes a human sculpture. It's a refreshing view on body art, and many tebori tattoos, like these works from master tattoo artist Horimyo, are stunning in their beauty and scale.
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