Shunga Tattoo

For those of you who want more (of the subject matter, not the tattoo), check out the Greg Kucera Gallery, or google it. The tattoo is by Magnus Skogs of Red Hot Tattoo in Mora, Sweden.

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5 thoughts on “Shunga Tattoo

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 01-25-2006 02:16:27 by enjoyed the symbology!
    the battle of the sexes maybe? could it possibly explain why some men are scared of being intimate with a woman? or maybe expolain why some men enjoy being intimate with a woman?

    Posted on 01-25-2006 22:27:54 by xfearthesunx
    if interested you should check out my foot tattoos IAM: xfearthesunx pretty similar content, little more cartoon artwork though

    Posted on 01-30-2006 13:51:12 by `
    I dont know from where, but the guy on the left looks familiar

    Posted on 02-06-2006 18:42:32 by Ka Crow
    Am I barking mad, or does the art style (esp. the robes and hands) look a great deal like traditional Japanese depictions of demons?

  2. I caught a glimpse of these being done. Yes they are supposed to be daemons and the artist is very much into Japaneese stuff.

  3. One of the depicted tattoos is clearly inspired by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), a prolific
    Japanese woodblock artist. The concerning woodblock print dates c.1840 and depicts
    all kinds of (male and female) genitalia shaped figures. It’s a great piece of art!

    If interested I can send a picture of that print which is not on our website yet!

    You can find info on shunga and over 1000 prints on the following site:

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