Tattoo Culture In China

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After the Tattoo Show Convention of 2007 held in Beijing, the practice of getting tattoos has slowly started being accepted in China. As a result more Chinese have begun getting these indelible marks on their bodies. During the Convention, a photographer claimed that in certain areas of China more so the Jiangsu Province would question seeing a young man with tattoos. This is because, as discussed in later parts of this paper, of the Chinese cultural beliefs associated with tattoos.
The 2007 convention was crowded with young men and
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But nowadays people design the tattoo types for themselves.
Other sources suggest that some ethnic groups, such as the Li minority who inhabit the Hainan Island have been practising traditions of tribal tattooing up to date. However in 1949 the practice was banned by the government. Years later it people started doing it but secretly. Gangsters were the people identifying themselves through tattooing. A good example where gangster groups largely practised the art is Hong Kong. Because of such historical events, many people, especially the old folks still believe that the practice is associated with outcasts.
“The figures back up the rising tattoo craze. A convention for nationwide tattoo artists in Beijing in 2002 attracted only 35 people. Within two years attendance increased ten times. In 2008, the threshold of 1 000 participants was surpassed. Internal statistics of the tattoo industry estimate the amount of current tattoo artists in the country at 300,000.”
The above figures show a remarkable increase of interest in tattooing from the year 2002 and 2008. The fact that there are more than 300,000 artists in the country shows that soon the practice will be appreciated by all a

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