Traditional Tebori Tattoos In Japan | Ink Expedition

  • Published on Sep 16, 2019
  • Meet the master tattoo artist who must hide his life's work from the world. Because of cultural taboos about the art, Choshu Horikazu must cover his tattoos while in public in Japan.
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Comments • 110

  • capitán_ camote_picante

    yeah.. I bet you wouldn’t

  • Yeeet Dab
    Yeeet Dab 12 days ago

    Y’all ever heard of yakuza?

  • Asgard Ninja
    Asgard Ninja Month ago

    Favourite style of tattoo

  • Ana Lúcia Rosas
    Ana Lúcia Rosas Month ago

    Priquito greludo

    AGUS SUNARDI505 Month ago

    I'm from indonesia🇲🇨

  • jack mama
    jack mama Month ago

    I'd much rather have my head hand picked then tha fuckin machine

  • ch珠羽やん
    ch珠羽やん Month ago


  • ミɱα૨ҡเεɱα૨ҡ ۵

    His freehanding is amazing. He just overflowing with raw pure talent. He made it look easy! Their full body tats are so intricate and gorgeous. I wish we had the kind of long history and culture Japan has. Our country is spanking new compared to them. They keep their country so beautiful and show off their country's natural exclusive beauties (like the mountain, koi fish, cherry blossoms, etc).

  • Hà Trung Đức
    Hà Trung Đức 2 months ago

    Chắc thốn lắm 🤣

  • felipe avila
    felipe avila 2 months ago

    Can you name it inkxpeditions?

  • kaneki HD
    kaneki HD 2 months ago


  • robert gaisie-amoah
    robert gaisie-amoah 2 months ago

    Yo that's guy got lots of goods down there

  • Alver Nood
    Alver Nood 2 months ago

    Not Print picture, shit

  • beltreezy Sanchez
    beltreezy Sanchez 2 months ago +1

    These poeple forsure have to do a line of Coke or get hella drunk before they do these 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Bam S
    Bam S 3 months ago

    Only addicts high on drugs do this 4 attention.

  • Joshua fine
    Joshua fine 3 months ago

    Why do they have someone who doesn't have any tattoos on these videos?

  • Donnie Brasco
    Donnie Brasco 4 months ago

    I will get a full backpiece japanese traditional tebori tattoo one day..

  • Gareth Thomas
    Gareth Thomas 4 months ago +3

    I'd love to have proper Japanese tattoo, really cool.

  • SydCar
    SydCar 4 months ago

    I thought the thumbnail was a watermelon, not a head!! Lol

  • rossa ae
    rossa ae 4 months ago

    Ngilu asw_-

  • Gibby Liang
    Gibby Liang 4 months ago +3

    Okay but that’s a tall Japanese dude

  • Muhammad Erlangga
    Muhammad Erlangga 4 months ago


  • nour ghattas
    nour ghattas 4 months ago

    The history

  • Hot Dog
    Hot Dog 4 months ago +3

    Me right now:OW OWWW OWWWWWWW!!
    Them:JuSt DeAl WiTh IT!

  • Daniel Malia
    Daniel Malia 4 months ago +12

    the hosts are so unnecessary

  • Surabhi Kumari
    Surabhi Kumari 4 months ago +2

    Does anybody gets tattooed on their lips or tongue 🤔 ?

  • Mohamed Salman
    Mohamed Salman 4 months ago +5

    I noticed that one very significant word is missing from this video....
    And that word is...
    Wait for it...

  • r a w r
    r a w r 4 months ago +3

    Me: Wants To Get A Tattoo
    Me:Sees This

    Seems Legit

  • Bre Shaw
    Bre Shaw 4 months ago +47

    Does anyone know how to contact insider for a story? My mom collects teapots after inheriting her grandmas collection as a teen (13 teapots). She found a note in one which was sent from my grandpa when he was in the Korean war, and ever since she has written who it came from, where it came from (store or country) and year for every teapot. She now has over 1000 teapots, segregated into sections in her house (ex: disney, dancing couples, birds, houses, zoo animals, Chinese blue and white teapots, teapots from other countries etc.). I think it would make an interesting story.

  • Jenn Glow
    Jenn Glow 4 months ago


  • C M
    C M 4 months ago


  • YouTubie16
    YouTubie16 4 months ago +1

    Imagine getting tattooed like this on your balls.

    PERCYBIBOL10 4 months ago +19


    -insert sarcasm here-

  • alif charbiwala
    alif charbiwala 4 months ago +10

    I thought the man was tatooing an ostrich egg

  • Vee
    Vee 4 months ago +58

    I’m over here like, “ow ow ow ouch ouch OUCH!” lol

  • Jay W
    Jay W 4 months ago +7

    I hope his business doesn't go down because of this video exposure

  • Muggle Wizard
    Muggle Wizard 4 months ago +1


  • Zuhayr Foendoe
    Zuhayr Foendoe 4 months ago


  • ThatNativeGamer
    ThatNativeGamer 4 months ago +26

    Only the Yakuza get's their whole body done.

    • GerryMOTO
      GerryMOTO Month ago

      even if they did, they won't tattoo their above the collar bone, below the wrist, and on the head.

    • el malan malan
      el malan malan 3 months ago +4

      Not anymore that's something of the past.

  • Cacao Scotti
    Cacao Scotti 4 months ago

    strong voice.

  • Kitten Nel
    Kitten Nel 4 months ago +4

    Who disliked this video? :(= 😠😡

    • Kitten Nel
      Kitten Nel 4 months ago

      @Peacock Feathers i know it looked gross but its history

    • Peacock Feathers
      Peacock Feathers 4 months ago

      @Kitten Nel it disturbed me with the close ups of needles and blood. Yeah, my fault for clicking i know!

    • Kitten Nel
      Kitten Nel 4 months ago

      @Peacock Feathers why?

    • Peacock Feathers
      Peacock Feathers 4 months ago

      I did.

  • Steven Universe
    Steven Universe 4 months ago +4

    These chicks aren't even tatted up...
    Find me a host that actually has a tattoo...

    • fuzzy5987
      fuzzy5987 Month ago +1

      That's what I noticed as well

    • C
      C 4 months ago +2

      Lol right, it's like vegans giving a tour of famous BBQ joints.

  • mastour722
    mastour722 4 months ago

    Dillion danis has one of those tattos !

  • Nirja shrestha
    Nirja shrestha 4 months ago +1

    Its amazing how much japan has diversity and creativity and strength. Kuddos

  • poopypooper beast
    poopypooper beast 4 months ago


  • WaffleIOS
    WaffleIOS 4 months ago +14

    i literally thought they are sawing their finger off...

  • Munya
    Munya 4 months ago +260

    Looks like it hurts 20 times than normal tattooing

    • david webb
      david webb 12 hours ago

      It doesn't

    • B E
      B E 5 days ago

      I heard it actually hurts less because it's not as fast as a machine tattoo needle! But it does look more painful XD

    • el malan malan
      el malan malan 3 months ago +1

      Not really!

    • Imala
      Imala 4 months ago +5

      Get a tattoo done by a gun and one done by a tebori tool
      U’ll see the difference

    • Saakshi Samarah
      Saakshi Samarah 4 months ago +4

      Yeah definitely! 😱😨😵

  • Meep
    Meep 4 months ago +100

    Lmao I thought the thumbnail was someone painting a rock loll

    • Meep
      Meep 4 months ago

      @oof oof Why, thank you for stating the obvious

    • oof oof
      oof oof 4 months ago

      It's a head

    • alif charbiwala
      alif charbiwala 4 months ago +1

      I though it was an ostrich egg XD

    • Random Bbyy
      Random Bbyy 4 months ago +1

      Meep same lmao

  • Uhm what?
    Uhm what? 4 months ago +1

    I’m gifting my next subscribers!!!


    All I see is **stab stab stabby stab**

  • Saddik Laaraiche
    Saddik Laaraiche 4 months ago +1

    I like that ,🔯🇩🇿🅿💲✌💍👅👅😈😈❎❎👮👮🈹🈹🔞🔞🆔🆔®®©©➕➕🇩🇿🇩🇿🇩🇿

  • T-H-I-A
    T-H-I-A 4 months ago +25

    I dunno about u but the tattooing was kinda hard to watch

    • Munzaa Drip
      Munzaa Drip 4 months ago +1

      I disagree
      Very interesting to watch
      Imagine in slow mo

    • Peacock Feathers
      Peacock Feathers 4 months ago +3

      It was graphic. Too close up, made my stomach turn.

  • ツSugarrush
    ツSugarrush 4 months ago


  • sukira koi
    sukira koi 4 months ago +46

    Most of these are kinda rare since not alot of people wear tattoos on japan cause japan rules is related to gangs which some bathhouses or pools dont allow tattoos

    • Gareth Thomas
      Gareth Thomas 2 months ago

      @twalling Thank you, that's what I was trying for, appreciated.

    • twalling
      twalling 2 months ago

      Gareth Thomas cost me 100 dollars per hour.

    • el malan malan
      el malan malan 3 months ago

      @Gareth Thomas yes, not problem. I just gave you an estimate about what it might cost you. But I'm in Japan and prices would be a little different.

    • Gareth Thomas
      Gareth Thomas 3 months ago

      @el malan malan Thanks for answering, appreciate it. So a full back piece would be in the 1000 to 1500 dollar region ?

    • el malan malan
      el malan malan 3 months ago +1

      @Gareth Thomas yes it is some artist charge by hours others by seccions it could be anywhere between 100 dollars to 200 dollars depending on the artist.

  • Lunescape
    Lunescape 4 months ago +6

    The pain...

  • Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American 4 months ago +37

    That looks painful but the cotton candy is so cool

  • Sofia
    Sofia 4 months ago +52

    I love this kind of tattoos. I love Japan's history, culture and biodiversity.

    • Pasta Chocolate
      Pasta Chocolate 4 months ago +3

      I get that the tattoo was considered criminal. This was years and years....and years..and years...and many moons ago. I don't get it- just let people be themselves in Japan with letting them show tattoos. I honestly think if more people did it and more people came out & not cover their tattoos up, everyone would get used to it.

  • Jelly Belly
    Jelly Belly 4 months ago +75

    Woah id like to have that but maybe not on head or face tbh

  • Ryan Urquhart
    Ryan Urquhart 4 months ago


  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    That looks painful to do it on the face lol