One of the oriental cultures that influenced tattoo art the most is Japanese one. Japanese tattoo art has a long history and solid traditions. Almost all of the Japanese tattoo designs are big and cover large areas of the body, and many of them cover the whole body (so-called bodysuit) — being also fascinating and easy recognizable. Tattoos in Japan appeared in around 300 BC. That time tattoos have been made for religious and social purposes. They’ve been defending the wearer against evil and disease and showing his respect to the gods.