Every mob has something that remains connected. In Italy, the Cosa Nostra turned around blood. In Cuba, it turned around gambling. But in Japan tattoos were the baseline for recognition.

Tattooing in Japan has its origins in the eighteenth century, a period in which the inhabitants used to wear tattoos on his face. However, with the spread of Buddhism, society started rejecting persons with tattoos, which eventually began to be identified as criminals.

Tattoo decline began in 1720 when the government began to mark dangerous criminals with a tattoo that would identify them. It was a bracelet drawn on his arm that annulled forever the social life of the criminal, since nobody wanted to have relations with ex-convicts.

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Although the law was abolished (more than 100 years later), the exclusion that people lived marked them and also provoked in them a sense of unity. As a result they organized in bands that took the name of Yakuza.

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Members of the Yakuza often have large drawings like fish and dragons tattooed along their backs.

Even though in Japan the practice of tattooing is quite common, there are people who still hate tattoos because of the Yakuza.