San Diegans show off their tattoos: Daiju Yoshino
Owner, Farmers Insurance and Financial Services agency.
Q: First tattoo?
A: 2012, of Ryuotaro, an old Japanese folklore character with a depiction of a warrior or samurai controlling a dragon. I chose this to represent my firstborn son, who was born in the year of the dragon.
Q: Favorite tattoo artist?
A: Dominic Vasquez, owner of Superfly Tattoo in downtown San Diego.
Q: Most memorable tattoo?
A: I only have two tattoos. They both represent family and are special to me, but I guess my first tattoo was most memorable.
Q: Why do you get tattoos?
A: I have always wanted to get a tattoo but held off because it is not accepted in the Japanese culture. I own my own business, have a family and am a grown man and finally just (decided to do it). I love the artwork, and what better canvas than your own body to express yourself?
Q: Advice for someone getting their first?
A: Take your time finding a tattoo artist you like. I would not just walk into a random place and get a tattoo from anyone. They are very addicting, so prepare to get another one.
Q: Did any of them hurt?
A: Yes, the chest and areas close to the armpit hurt.
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