Invisible Japanese Yakuza Tattoos
In the “Book of Japanese Symbols” (M. 2003), authorship of the famous Russian orientalist Alexander Meshcheryakov, I came across curious information about the “invisible” Japanese tattoos that had been circulated in the Land of the Rising Sun earlier than the late XIX – early XX centuries. At least Russian anthropologist Maria Mednikova, in her book on body painting “Indelible Signs” (M. 2007), reports that old masters were able to make “invisible” drawings in Japan, probably implying that this art has long been lost or died out in force lack of need for it.
Invisible tattoos are applied to human skin with flesh-colored paint. They become noticeable on the body only during a hot bath (for example, in a bath) or with severe reddening of the skin due to excessive alcohol Continue reading
The civilization created by the peoples of the West Siberian region of Russia is a special cultural layer, where the harsh climate and extreme living environment determine the practical nature of traditional art.
To the natives of the Far North it is customary to classify two dozens of centuries living small nations, the number of which is slowly but steadily declining: Sami (Lopari, Lop), Khanty (Ostyaks), Mansi (Voguls), Nenets (Samoyeds), Dolgans, Evenks (Tungus ), Nganasans (Tavgians), Yukagirs, Chuvans, Selkups (Ostyak-Samoyeds), Kets, Enets, Evens (Lamuts), Yugis, Chukchi, Koryak, Kereks, Aleutians, Itelmens (Kamchadals), Eskimos, Aleuts, Kaels and Finns, Komi-Zyryans and Komi-Permyaks, Yakuts (as the territory of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia extends to the Arctic on the ocean), and even the small nationalities of the Far East. Continue reading
You won’t surprise anyone with tattoos in the modern world, and even less so in countries that are famous for their tolerant attitude towards everyone who is different from the majority. Nevertheless, according to the girl surgeon from Australia, in fact, everything is somewhat more complicated and not so optimistic.
Sarah Gray is currently an orthopedic surgeon at Adelaide Hospital. She is thirty years old, she is a good specialist, her colleagues consider her a spiritual colleague, she has many friends – in fact, Sarah is an ordinary girl at the beginning of her career. But one fact makes her stand out among the crowd – Sarah is covered with tattoos from head to toe.
“The fact that my skin is colored does not in any way affect my skills and knowledge in the medical field,” says Sarah. “I worked hard to earn a good attitude in a professional environment, and I am sure that my colleagues value me for my professionalism, for my hard work, my desire for improvement and a positive attitude.”
Sarah works as a surgeon in a hospital. Continue reading