welcome to my world of japanese tattoo art

Clean And Bold Tattooing - my Life and Passion since 1996

WHAT WE DO

I provide
creative solutions for all your tattooing needs!
You don’t have to have a complete design ready, just a basic idea of placement and maybe meaning, and the rest is work in progress, starting with a free 30min consultation. 

From initial meeting and consultation to design and execution of the tattoo everything is tailored to you, the client.

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About us

Introducing the Studio where all the Magic happens.

Tattoo Gallery

Freehand japanese wave (hence the red marker still visible in some places) on raised_by_w0lves420, obviously inspired by Holusai Great Wave off Kanagawa. Part of a bigger plan- stay tuned for the next installment!
I much appreciate my clients, they let me do all the raddest ideas! 🙏🙏
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Little namakubi on rcdogman. Fun to do a one-shot piece occasionally!
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Now taking bookings for September and October.
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The limited edition Prints arrived today and they are ready for pick up at the studio from Friday!
Big Tiger (A2 height): $60
Big Dragon (A2 height): $60
Dragon/tiger combo on A3: $40
Snake on peony branch (250x500): $75
Limited to 10 each, giclee on archival heavy paper.
Snake giclee on matte canvas with black margin for stretching on frame.
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Progress on this chesticle piece, hannya colour fresh, rest healed 4-6weeks. One more hit should do it! .
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Quick Hannya to sakura squiggle last night trying out my new CMYK liquid aquarelles from #Schmincke
Not tidy but wanted to see how well the different tones can be achieved with this basic setup...quite easily it seems, without losing its brightness
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Little swallow on jakepblackmore a few weeks ago, by tebori. Left photo healed up 2-3weeks.
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Dani’s octopus covering up some black and grey roses. .
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Stories, Legends and Myths of Japan

In this blog i will try and share, to the best of my abilities, my knowledge and understanding of japanese myths and legends. 
Since most japanese tattoos are traditionally selected from this field to convey protection, strength, stamina, cunning or other traits pertaining to the wearer of the tattoo I figure a basic understanding of the Myths and Legends would be quite advantageous.

TSUKI-YOMI THE MOON GOD

  Tsukiyomi (Tsukiyomi-no mikoto ), penultimate child of Izanagi and brother of Amaterasu and Susa-no-o, was born when Izanagi washed out his right eye while purifying himself after his return[…]

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Susano-o, Kami of the ocean and storms

Susa-no-o was born from Izanagi when cleansing himself in the river after his visit to the underworld and washing out his nose. Like his sister Amaterasu and his brother Tsukiyomi,[…]

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Amaterasu the Sun Goddess

Amaterasu (Amaterasu-O-Mikami) the sun goddess was born from Izanagi when he washed out his left eye while purifying himself after his journey to the underworld. Having been placed in charge[…]

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The origins of Japan

The Beginings of Japan Going back to mythical times and drawing from the stories of the Kojiki (712 ad) and Nihon Shoki (720 ad), the oldest surviving chronicles of Japan,[…]

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