Mexican tattoo artist Dr Lakra is known for drawing macabre designs on found objects and images. During a visit to Japan last year, he inked hardcore tattoos on some fine antique ukiyo-e woodblock prints purchased at used bookstores. Some of these works were included in the "Goth" exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art in March, but a few of the more provocative tattooed shunga prints were refused because they offended museum officials.
Untitled (Hiroshima Tomonohira Take-Emon)
Untitled (Yokohama doll)
Untitled (Shunga IV)
[Images: Kate MacGarry]