Samurai occupy an important place in Japanese traditional tattooing. They are depicted fighting an enemy or a giant animal.
Samurai create intricate and magnificent drawings on their detailed clothing and armor. Their armor was extremely important to show their strength and frighten the enemy. This is why they are often depicted wearing scary masks and impressive helmets.
The drawings are mostly taken from old Japanese prints for traditional tattoos and pictures from movies for more modern tattoo styles.
If you too are a loyal fighter and are drawn to Japanese history, be sure to take a look at these 30 impressive samurai tattoos.