The deeper meaning behind facetats

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Tattoos have been around for ages, yet slowly becoming more and more popular in western culture over the last decades. An interesting development in this, is the sudden rise of facial tattoos in recent years… But what does Japanese prints have to do with that?

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This episode of ‘Is This Art?’ gives a scientific treatise about products or subjects in society and daily life, compared with traditional pieces of art and is created for informational and educational purposes.

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– AP Archive. (2015, 21 juli). Tattoos from Auschwitz bring late-life survivors reunion as Israel marks Holocaust [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 10 december 2018, van
– ELEVATOR. (2017, 22 juni). Getting Tatted with Robb Bank$ [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 14 maart 2019, van
– GQ. (2017, 14 september). Lil Peep on His Most Painful Tattoo | Tattoo Tour | GQ [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 13 januari 2019, van
– GQ. (2018, 13 juli). Rae Sremmurd Break Down Their Tattoos | GQ [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 12 december 2018, van
– Jones, G., & Eye film institute. (2016, 23 oktober). 1913-1915: Views of Tokyo, Japan (speed corrected w/ added sound) [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 14 maart 2019, van
– LilWayneVEVO. (2012, 31 januari). Lil Wayne – Mirror ft. Bruno Mars [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 1 maart 2019, van
– Mie Japan Travel Guide (Mie Citizens Council for the Ise-Shima Summit). (2016, 24 mei). The Spiritual Heart of Japan in Mie (Travel Guide) [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 10 december 2018, van
– Mitsume Books. (2018, 6 december). Japan Warrior Arts in Outline – Keibunsha Japan Tattoo Institute ( [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 10 januari 2019, van
РNRK. (2015, 23 april). Se tatoveringsn̴la bore seg inn i huden [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 15 december 2018, van
– VICE. (2018, 12 augustus). My Face Tattoos Are Not Scary [Video]. Geraadpleegd op 10 december 2018, van

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