Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hanzo's Yakuza Tattoo from Predator

I am often forced to watch war and alien movies on the night they debut. With the release of the new Predator movie, today was no exception. All in all it was a well done movie with creepy predators popping out of nowhere and plenty of blood and guts to go around. But my favorite part of the movie was the fight scene with Hanzo, the Japanese Yakuza warrior. [No worries, this is not a spoiler]. By far the coolest character in the movie, he also sports a fantastic tattoo covering his chest and back. The photo above is the best I could find on the internet (from Beyond Hollywood) but I'd love to see it up close.

The Yakuza are basically the Japanese mob and many wear full-body tattoos (irezumi). A lot of the tattoos seem to have that empty space down the middle like the one Hanzo wears. Apparently the Yakuza rarely show their tats in public, covering up with high neck and long sleeve shirts. If you want to learn more, there's some good info at Dreadloki and more photos at Body Adorned.


  1. Hello :)

    I am very interesting about Hanzo`s Yakuza tattoo.

    can you find more clear about picture for me ?

    I want tattoo the same picture in the back

    this is my e-mail:

    I am come frome Taiwan

    please help me to find it.

    thank you and nice to meet you :)


  2. Hi Anson,
    I agree, his tattoo is amazing! Unfortunately, after scouring the web, this is the best photo I could find. If I run across something better, I'll definitely let you know. Good luck!

  3. Hello Nicole,
    thank you very much
    have a nice day.

  4. Hey i posted a very close up tattoo for u.......check out fot it

  5. Thanks, Abhijit! Do you have a link for it?

  6. Hi Abhijit

    Thank you very much ! 非常感謝你 !

  7. thanx appreciated vry much.....abt the link,srry bt i forgot frm which site i got that pic..i had it in my rig