Who's On First?

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The Japanese woodblock prints

of the Edo period have been an inspiration for tattooers since the beginning.  Actually, it's extremely difficult to discern where this beginning is.  Which came first, the Japanese tattoo or the woodblock prints?

uPPERCUt dRAGOn by Hori-Ema
Impression on paper
5.5" x 5.5"