Man gets Kazuma Kiryu’s back tattoo to win SEGA competition


One of the most iconic things about the Yakuza series is Kazuma’s awesome back tattoo. Well, last year when Yakuza 3 was released, SEGA had a competition. What did you have to do to win? Get a full back tattoo just like Kazuma’s. Did someone win? Yes…

The winner was Fari Salievsk, a 46-year-old MMA trainer from Australia. The tattoo took six months to complete, with sessions lasting up to four hours in three week intervals.

“Getting a tatt is making a statement that is with you for life so I do recommend it but it’s not something you rush in to,” – Fari Salievsk

The tattoo was paid for by SEGA and ended up costing around $9,000, feels good getting free ink. Mr. Salievsk did change one thing on the tattoo, the bottom writing was changed from Japanese to Korean. He said “personalized his kanji in place of the original.” I don’t think he knows what kanji is….

[Via: Kotaku]

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9 responses to “Man gets Kazuma Kiryu’s back tattoo to win SEGA competition

  1. cube_b3 says:

    What an idiot.

  2. It actually looks really nice! Gotta love SEGA tats.

  3. Sharky says:

    Why is he an idiot? Sega paid for it… If he wanted a tattoo he basically got a really great one for free.

  4. He says you shouldn't rush into a tattoo, but then he changes the Japanese to Korean and calls it Kanji. Sounds like an idiot.

  5. Mengels7 says:

    Yeah he's definitely an idiot. But what did he win other than the free tattoo?

  6. George says:

    Just the Tattoo, came out to $9,000 dollars.

  7. cube_b3 says:

    @ Sharky: Go ask Yamanose residents to give you directions, to a tattoo parlor where a guy name Charlie likes to hang out.

  8. DCGX says:

    Regardless whether or not he's an idiot, I still think the tattoo in the game looks better.

  9. Andre says:

    The real idiots are the ones who get the tatts on their faces. This one is fine.

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