Namakubi – A More Romantic Take on The Impermanence of Life


NAMAKUBI TATTOO

Although in the West death is generally regarded negatively, the East tend to have a much more romantic relationship with shaking off the mortal coil. Namakubi生首 (severed head) have roots in the warrior class of feudal Japan and can represent a number of things including battle prowess or respect for ones enemy. The impermanence of life and the conduct someone displays when their time has come creates a sort of beauty in violence.

Will Lollie

 


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JUSTIN ESSING

@essingtattoo_ka finishes up this Japanese sleeve

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WILL LOLLIE

Finished yesterday. Thank you Allison

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