Tuesday, September 4, 2018

7 Tattoo Shops in Kin Town

Places to Have Your Skin Etched


Within about a quarter mile of my home, I could get my skin engraved.

Little sisters and elder ones, don't fret. It ain't gonna happen.

Something reminded me today, to go out and count tattoo parlors in the neighborhood.



tattoos, Roots, Okinawa, Kin Town

It was a thunderstorms-guaranteed-sort of an afternoon so, I hurried through town.

Names of establishments and open hours, you have to figure out yourself.

For some of the photos, I had to stand in the middle of the highway.



art, ink, Okinawa, tattoos

Years ago, there were only two tattoo parlors in this town.

If you didn't like what they had to offer, you'd have to go to a big city for tattoos.

Or, get a sewing needle and some ink, to have a Do-It-Yourself tattoo.



Kin Town, Okinawa, tattoo, shops


It's hard for me to imagine why anyone would want a permanent tattoo.

Once, I got one of those kids tattoos and stuck it on my forehead.

The darn thing took three days to wash off my skin. 

I couldn't go to work with Minnie Mouse painted on my face!



ink, tattoo parlors, Okinawa


The tattoo shop owners are always offering to give me some free inking.

But, I'm not interested. I'd take free beers if, they offered.



Kin Town, Okinawa, tattoos


The people doing tattoos are some talented artists. I've seen their designs.

Many of my friends have tattoos. Some places in Japan don't appreciate body art.

They may have you cover tattoos up so, the public can't see them.



Okinawa, tattoos, shops

In the USA it's been reported, women are more likely to get tattooed than men.

That's the exact opposite of the statistics in Japan.



Kin Town, Okinawa, tattoos


In less than half an hour, I shot photos of the 7 tattoo parlors.

One of these days, I'll go back with a wide angle lens and get some indoor images.

If we can catch a lady being tattooed, you may get a special treat.

The rains came. I went home...


Tattooed Women Outnumber Men
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