Japanese - Tattoowise
Montreal, 2012. Shot in my living room, natural light.
japanese dragon sumi/painting in progress for customer in canada. More Here! tattoo.yoso.eu/
Tête Unoa Lusis modifiée, tatouage style Irezumi sur corps Dollndoll (septembre 2011).
Faceplate Unoa Lusis mod by me.
Irezumi-like tattoos on Dollndoll body (September 2011).
Baroeg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, june 20, 2009
Clay is a great individual, and has been a good friend for many years. To have him honor me with being my client is a big deal to me.
Peony - cover-up
Although tattoos were considered inelegant and high-ranking Courtesans avoided them, they were a common enough practise among lower-ranking Yujo (Ladies of Pleasure), leading professional tattooists to set up business in the pleasure quarters sometime around the early Edo period (1650s).
Tattoos as a testament of love were always words or names rather than images of any kind. Their cache was in their permanence, but Yujo often erased tattoos by cauterizing them using moxa (a dried herb). According to “Yoshiwara: the glittering world of the Japanese courtesan” by Cecilia Segawa Seigle, first published in 1993, one Yujo named Sanseki is recorded as having erased up to seventy-five tattoos of previous lovers’ names (pages 192-193).
This 1930s postcard is based on a much earlier woodblock print entitled “Painful: the appearance of a prostitute of the Kansei era (1789-1801)” by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).
Hanya mask and cherry blossoms by Chris Adams @ Under the Needle Tattoo
Drew this a long time ago entered it in a contest, didnt win so that means this art belongs to me :B. She's Shredda Psychodelica! Born to rock out and tore ish up to the core!
Traditional Japanese back-piece by Rob Admiraal (Amsterdam).
dragon lotus half sleeve back piece tattoo study 1/5 www.yoso.eu for more japanese tattoo studies
Three random tattoo ideas
....my little sister....
photographed by John Kester
wings preserved by yours truly
-my favorite pictures he's shared with me-