San Diegans show off their tattoos: Daiju Yoshino

 

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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Source: DiscoverSD

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