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Anonymous:I was looking through the videos, and general tattoo stuff, and i wanna know what all this stuff is with the demons? Like why do all these people seem to think that the coolest thing they'd like to mark their body with is a big angry looking demon riding a motorbike/gun/woman/ tearing out someones' spine? Doesn't anyone else think this is just a little pubescent and sad????? I know a lot of people love them, and I've got friends with all sorts of this stuff covering them, but seriously! what's the deal here?
Anonymous:I honestly don't know, i thought it was just a cool image which looks hard too, but i went and found this :
"Japanese paintings, drawings, woodcuts, carvings and sculpture are rich in portraying the huge variety and aspects of demons, good and evil, and form a large space in the Japanese culture. Had tattooing not been deemed ‘low class’, the upper classes might have worn their protection as skin ink. Traditional and modern Japanese tattooing draws much of its imagery from the wood-block art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, much of which is devoted to demon figures and art.
Some favourite Japanese demons are Inuyasha the dog-demon, and the fox and raccoon demons who are shape-shifters and tricksters. There is the wolf-demon who, according to legend, has a romantic streak. And there’s the weasel, the toad, and centipedes. The ‘Oni’, or ogre-monster, is known to Japanese children even today, for its reputation for eating humans. It’s a tattoo-bearing creature with wild hair and long nails. Its job is to hunt down evil-doers and send them to the hell-realms. Perhaps because of the horns on its forehead, it’s reminiscent of the typical demon found in Christian cultures -- like the gargoyle."
So, maybe it's just part of tradition?
Anonymous:Demons are just another way of getting girls :=) simple as that! what are you going to get - a big scary demon or a my little pony - which do you think the chicks'll dig most??? it's the same as driving a corvette instead of a nissan micra. it's all about the girls i think.
Anonymous:there's more to it than girls - why shouldn't you get a demon? It symbolises that the world is hard sometimes, and that we all have to face really difficult forces and challenges. I heard one guy say that he keeps his demons close so he can keep an eye on them... that doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.
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