Part of the work that is going to be published in our first volume is from Ritsu at catclaw tattoo studio in Kyoto. Here a pic from Benzaiten with some background info. Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the goddess Saraswati; there was an important river in ancient […]
Japanese Mask I started yesterday for a new customer. As a starting point, I decided to study a sketch from Horicho, mixing it with my own style. Original plays from China which became its own thing in Japan. Here Iopalai san as I call him (Iopalai meaning drunk). Japanese call […]
We’ve invited Matt to contribute to our volume one with one of his illustration. A great example of what we could call contemporary traditional Japanese illustration. An interesting mash up! Lines, texture and colours are definitely alive! The project is evolving, we have now decided to include more art and […]
Great Print from KuniYoshi, one of the key artists who influenced Traditional Japanese Tattoo. Enjoy! Y. Found this on drunkentengu, I recommend you to read this interview from Kazuo Oguri aka Horihide on tattoos.com
Gomineko Tours – 1st run Dec. 3 – 13th. Run away to Tokyo this x-mas!! Book now for a Dream Tour for Tattoo artists in thirst of Japanese culture! Wanna pass on this year’s holiday stress and forced consumerism and run away from home? We think you should! Come play […]
Other Teaser from our upcoming book! From Fankadelic Tattoo in Tokyo! We’re also making planning to cover the Tattoo Evolution, Tokyo Tattoo convention in October 2009. Booking and Info here!