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Yakuza fan gets a Yakuza tattoo worth $9000 | GamersMint

Back in 2010, Sega ran a contest for Yakuza 3 where the winner would receive a custom Yakuza tattoo with a value of over $9000. The contest asked fans to state in 25 words or less why they thought they deserved the tattoo. A year later, a truly dedicated fan has finally received his much deserved price.

46 year-old Fari Salievski from Liverpool, Australia went through with the process and now has one of the most ridiculous (in a good way) full back tattoos in the world. The tattoo has earned him the nickname of “The Dragon” . Coincidentally, Salievski happens to be a a full-time martial arts instructor and MMA trainer.

The tattoo was done by artist Josh Roelink of Tatudharma Studios in Sydney. The process demanded four-hour sessions with three week intervals for six whole months. Now that is dedication to a game.

As you can see from the above picture, the tattoo looks almost identical with the one, the game’s protagonist has. Also, if you’re wondering, this is a permanent tattoo and Fari will be carrying it with him for the rest of his life.

I think they get their terms mixed up here? Not done by a Yakuza tattooer, not irezumi. Are all "Yakuza" tattoo irezumi? Nice tattoo though, I guess.

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