10 Japanese Traditional Tattoo Artists To Follow On Instagram

Japanese traditional tattoo artists are perpetuating the aesthetic of Japanese art and the tradition of Japanese traditional tattoo.

Some of these artists are indeed living in Japan, but this prominent tattoo style is also practiced worldwide. The traditional techniques of the tebori have often been replaced with machines, and the irezumis are not only seen on yakuzas. Japanese traditional tattoo is opening to modernity while Japan still has strict restrictions against tattooed people. But the art is what is important and the intricate and impressive pieces, full of mythology and spirituality are fascinating many Japan and ink lovers. This is just a quick look... Dan Arietti, UK.

Badass hannya backpiece!
Badass hannya backpiece!
Impressive work...
Impressive work...

Hae Wall, Korea @haewall

Jaw-dropping bodysuit...
Jaw-dropping bodysuit...
And another masterpiece...
And another masterpiece...

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Henning Jorgensen, Denmark @henning_royaltattoo

Classic skull and snake...
Classic skull and snake...
Colorful irezumi.
Colorful irezumi.

Henrik Grysbjerg, France @henriktattoo

Outstanding hannya torso!
Outstanding hannya torso!
Vivid colors...
Vivid colors...

Jess Yen, USA @jessyentattoo

Peaceful Buddha.
Peaceful Buddha.
Badass bodysuit!
Badass bodysuit!

Kenji Shigehara, Japan @kenji_shigehara_yktattoo

Lovely details and rain effect...
Lovely details and rain effect...
Cool white tiger...
Cool white tiger...

Kostas Tzikalagias, Greece @kostas_tzikalagias

Gorgeous geisha backpiece...
Gorgeous geisha backpiece...
Great sidepiece with Japanese masks.
Great sidepiece with Japanese masks.

Shige, Japan @shige_yellowblaze

Fantastic Phoenix...
Fantastic Phoenix...
Shige is a master.
Shige is a master.

Ueo, Switzerland @ueotattoo

Two terrific backpieces...
Two terrific backpieces...
Lovely tattoo.
Lovely tattoo.

Wen Ramen, Germany @wenramen

Cool japanese samurai girl.
Cool japanese samurai girl.
Fun cat!
Fun cat!

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Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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