- Posted by CHallowell
- On November 29, 2023
As to the popular question of “how much is a japanese full back tattoo?”, the answer is variable in many ways, some of these were pointed to above. But we will concern ourselves here with the authentic Traditional Japanese tattoo, and leave cheap imitations as well as Americanized abstractions aside at this time. Still, the design in question, the size of the wearer, whether it is a female japanese backpiece or male japanese backpiece- all these things will affect the price. Suffice to say it will be very expensive.
The Japanese full back tattoo is not paid for in one lump sum. The tattoo is paid for as you go along, session by session. The irezumi artist will charge by the hour, and each session will usually be scheduled for a pre-determined length of time. The successful Client will make regular trips to the irezumi studio. In this way, the tattoo becomes a full time hobby, which demands regular sacrifices of both time and money to experience and enjoy.
For most of us, the large scale japanese tattoo, whether it be a full Japanese bodysuit tattoo, a Japanese full back tattoo, or a set of Japanese sleeve tattoos, could not be afforded all at once. It is like a new truck in that one pays for it bit by bit as one goes along. The difference there is there is no interest charged on the tattoo, and it doesn’t devalue as soon as you drive it off the lot! To the contrary, the Japanese tattoo gains value as you wear it, as it opens one door after another for the wearer, deepening his interaction with the world around him by wearing the living art of irezumi.
Kintaro and Wild Boar, outlined January 2023 in two consecutive days.