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Tattoo Center. Japanese Samurai Tattoo Sleeve. The Samurai class was known for its extra ordinary martial arts skills. They were highly disciplined individuals trained in the deadliest art of fighting. The Shogun was able to win many battles with the help of the fighting skills of the Samurai. On the other side of their personality these fighting machines were trained in art and poetry. This unique mix of talents lends a mystique to the Samurai which is one of the reasons behind the success of Samurai tattoos.
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Another major factor that has led to the popularity of Japanese samurai tattoos in more recent years is the role that the television media has played. The samurai has been glorified in many movies and television series. Television being the number one educator for the youth in the west they have developed a liking and appreciation of the samurai and consequently the tattoo enthusiasts have gotten themselves stamped with samurai tattoo designs.
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The way of the warrior, which is known as "bushido", was also an integral part of the Japanese custom. To the people today the way of the warrior represents an individual that is fully equipped to take on the world. This is because after the 11th century the samurai class was trained to use the pen as well as the sword.
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Japanese samurai tattoos are of various types. Tattoos that were popular amongst the Samurais themselves are also considered to be samurai tattoos. Then you have the more modern approach that actually depicts illustrations and abstractions of the samurai in action. Bushido tattoos in the Kanji script are also considered to be samurai tattoos and are by far the most popular amongst collectors.