DirtyDreaz: Black Ink and White Rope


If one stops to think about it, it’s ironic that in the alternative scene tattoo and bondage mix so often. The latter was devised in Japan by the honorable Samurai to bind enemies and criminals while the former is to this day in Japan a sign of involvement with criminal societies like the Yakuza.

Yet, disregarding their historical origins, we are used to embrace and harmonize these two traditions, as Lily Lu demonstrates in her beautiful suspension of Anuskatzz captured in these pictures. Underlined by black and white, these pictures capture perfectly the complicity and binding that joins the couple on a far deeper level than mere rope can.

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